Twenty-one days of yoga.
Because I need to take better care of myself. I haven't been investing in my health like I used to and I miss feeling healthy and strong.
My goal is to take care of myself. To carve out much-needed time to draw inward. To find balance.
Yoga makes me feel like a better person. When I'm regularly practicing yoga I feel grounded, I feel strong, and I feel peaceful.
Why 21 days? There are arguments on both sides, but many researchers believe that it takes 21 days for the brain to accept change and for a desired behavior to become ingrained.
I can't always make it to a yoga studio, so I signed up for YogaGlo. So far, I've been very happy with it. It's specific and convenient. One of my favorite instructors is Tiffany Cruikshank; she is motivational and fun, yet grounded and calm.
Here's the thing about dedicating time for yoga every day - I'm actually looking forward to it. I know myself well and I know that if I don't make some kind of goal, I won't stick to it. I also like the effect it has on my other habits - when I'm committed to some kind of training or health goal I think a lot more about what I put down my gullet.
Here are two great YouTube videos that I use often:
Gentle Morning Routine - Fabulous for mornings when you wake up feeling groggy or sore. And it only takes about 10 minutes.
Gentle Hip Opener - This is such a great routine. My hips routinely get super-tight and then cause back problems and pain. I do this one often, especially when I am running more mileage than usual.
I hope you'll consider joining me. There are lots of free videos out there on the web and many are beginner-friendly.
Oh, and if you're needing some inspiration or motivation, watch this video. Incredible.
Happy Saturday, friends!
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