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Saturday, January 31, 2015

January #YogaEveryDamnDay Challenge

Last year, I joined Instagram in February and was a little bummed when I saw a lot of my favorite Yogis and Yoginis were already 6 weeks into a Yoga Every Day Challenge. THIS year, I was on the ball and got started right off the bat. It’s not a specific challenge, the challenge is just to do Yoga Every. Single. Day. I have decided to take it a step further, by attempting to do a DIFFERENT pose everyday for 365 days. I’m not sure if that’ll be possible for me, but I sure plan on trying my hardest. Here’s January’s 31 poses…

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Day 1: Standing Half Bow Balance-Utthita Ardha Dhanurasana.

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Day 2: Bow Pose-Dhanurasana.

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Day 3: One-Handed Tiger Pose-Eka Hasta Vyaghrasana.

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Day 4: Tree Pose-Vrksasana.

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Day 5: Reverse Warrior 2 Pose-Viparita Virabhadrasana II.

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Day 6: Camel Pose-Ustrasana.

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Day 7: Crescent Pose-Anjaneyasana.

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Day 8: Warrior 3 Pose-Virabhadrasana III.

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Day 9: Locust Pose-Salabhasana.

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Day 10: Cat & Cow Pose- Marjaisana & Bitilasana.

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Day 11: Cow Posture-Gomukhasana.

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Day 12: Wide Leg Forward Bend-Prasarita Padottanasana.

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Day 13: Scorpion Pose (Elbow/Forearm Balance)-Pincha Mayurasana.

This was my first time EVER attempting this pose. It was my eldest daughter’s 9th birthday, and I wanted to show her that sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone is a good thing. She was more proud of me than I was…and that’s saying something. It’s still quite a work in progress, but I was surprised that I even got THIS far!

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Day 14: Cobra Pose-Bhujangasana I.

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Day 15: Headstand-Sirsasana.

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Day 16: Deaf Man's Pose/Ear Pressure Pose- Karnapidasana.

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Day 17: Mermaid Pose-Eka Pada Raja Kapotasna.

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Day 18: Wheel/Backbend/Upward Facing Bow Pose-Urdhva Dhanurasana.

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Day 19: Revolved Head to Knee Pose-Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana.

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Day 20: East Stretch Posture-Purvottanasana.

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Day 21: Fish Pose-Matsyasana.

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Day 22: Chair Pose-Utkatasana.

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Day 23: Gate Pose-Parighasana.

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Day 24: Hare Pose-Sasankasana.

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Day 25: Bridge Pose-Setu Bandhasana.

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Day 26: Single Leg Swan Balance-Eka Pada Hamsa Parsvottanasana.

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Day 27: Reclining Hero Pose-Supta Virasana.

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Day 28: Half Moon Pose-Ardha Chandrasana.

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Day 29: Downward Facing Dog Pose-Adho Mukha Svanasana.

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Day 30: Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose-Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana.

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Day 31: Lotus Posture-Padmasana.

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I am NOT a fan of Lotus Pose…but I’m finding that I enjoy it a whole lot more when I’m diffusing and wearing my Frankincense Young Living Essential Oil on my 3rd eye. It really helps me connect to my inner self on a much deeper level, therefore allowing me the ability to relax more into this pose. It has quickly become a key and crucial component to my Lotus AND my meditation practice*.

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By the end of this month, I have already noticed a difference in my strength, balance and flexibility. I am seriously LOVING this challenge! I can’t wait to compare pictures at the end of the year. I hope you are all doing well, and if you are interested in joining our Yoga For Every Body group on Facebook, you can join by clicking HERE. It is for all levels…from “I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m interested” to “I own a Yoga studio”. Head on over there and introduce yourself! We love making new Yogi and Yogini friends and finding new inspiration!!!

 

Be sure to check back in every month to follow along on my #YogaEveryDamnDay challenge with me!!!

Namaste.

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