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,