Adventures of the Sleepy Yogi: Starting Summer with 21 Days of Yoga

by julie on May 31, 2011

 
 

If YOGA came in a pill, I’d definitely take it. Who wouldn’t want the benefits of improved sleep, better mood and overall well-being? Side effects include: better flexibility, strength, weight-management and general physical fitness.

But yoga doesn’t come in a pill.  It comes on a mat. And for me, it’s hard work.

When I first read about Tranquil Space’s 21 Day Yoga Challenge (to take 21 yoga classes in 21 days) – I thought, “That’s crazy! Who would do that?”

Yoga and I have been in a love/hate relationship for over 10 years.  Yoga has always been an afterthought, while I’ve concentrated on other “more real” forms of exercise (like running, squash and tennis). I’d like to say I love yoga, but it’s complicated.  Stretching nauseates me and I’ve never gotten into a routine long enough to make progress.

So I’ve decided to start summer by jumping out of my comfort zone and into the studio –  I will participate in Tranquil Space’s 21 DAY YOGA CHALLENGE!

I may end up loving yoga. I may hate it. But I’m determined to complete the challenge. Oddly enough, this scares me almost as much as running a marathon. It’s a large daily commitment to stretching and looking “inward.”

The Challenge begins tomorrow – June 1st.  I will share my experiences here along the way!  Namaste.

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Melissa June 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Love your opening observation! Although it would be great to take a "yoga pill," your achievements will be so much more rewarding because of the challenges you face!

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