body image, fitness, yoga

grow soul beautiful october yoga challenge

Despite the fact that I saw quite a few fellow healthy living bloggers tweeting about the Grow So Beautiful October Yoga Challenge, it still took me until about 10:30 pm Monday night to jump on board. Which is rather surprising. Because, hi. Yoga. Plus, for someone trying to get back to basics, thirty one yoga poses spread out over thirty one days is just perfect. Especially considering the majority of them show up in my Ashtanga practice.

As it happens, Numbers 11, 21, 26, and 30 have all already appeared on my blog.  In fact, I love Number 11, Prasarita Padottanasana, so much I put it up in my blog header. But don’t worry, I’ll take new photos. Would sorta be cheating otherwise.

That being said, there are definitely poses on the list I’m unfamiliar with or that will prove to be difficult. 8, 9, and 10 specifically, as balancing poses are so not my thing. A flamingo I am not.

What I love best about this challenge, though, is the variety of people participating. Just look up #YogaADay on Twitter or Instagram and you’ll see what I mean. It’s really quite breathtaking to see the various sizes and levels putting themselves out there with these daily poses. Because it does make one vulnerable, regardless of your level or history with yoga. But, if anything, seeing so many people taking the leap shows that yoga really is accessible to everyone. It’s exciting and motivating and makes me glad that I decided to join the challenge.

Anyone else participating?

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

9 thoughts on “grow soul beautiful october yoga challenge”

  1. am i the only one who as problems with the high lunge and putting a hand on either side of my leg because my chest is too ample? it's not that i can't reach, or the make the stretch, i just have to end up putting both hands to the left of my leg because my boobs are too big!

    am i crazy?


  2. Hahahahaha. No, I don't think you're crazy. I either squish them down on my knee or put them both to one side, but I can still get both hands on either side of my leg.

    I couldn't do shoulder stand for a really long time 'cause the boobs fell right on my throat and threatened to choke me. True story.

    Ah, the downfall of being well endowed.


  3. This is fabulous! I look forward to seeing your pictures and am, honestly, very tempted to join you in this! I have to say that #7 looks downright frightening. Whose leg does that? Seriously?!


  4. I think I'll give it a try. I did some yoga this summer at my moms gym and the “stars hollow” library. I really enjoy it, and feel so much better after. I saved the image so I can remember.


  5. So glad you joined us & thanks for sharing the challenge! I'm honestly just overwhelmed and grateful that so many people are participating. It's been sooo fun to see so many different people, different takes, different photos styles, different places, and so much fun!


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