Announcing: The 2014 Yoga Every Damn Day Challenge.
It's time for a new challenge! The #yogaeverydamnday challenge has been ongoing since January 1, 2013 and it's open to all. I want us all to go back to what's at the core of any yoga practice: to practice every single day. I want you to find the joy of living your yoga, on and off the mat, and to remember that yoga is not a pose but a practice! This does not mean you have to take a full sweaty 90-minute class every day (feel free if you like!), but that you incorporate yoga into your life somehow, every single day of this month. This can mean a home practice, stretching before bed, breathing exercises, whatever counts as a practice to YOU. Log your practice on the challenge site online, and post a picture here on Instagram tagging #yogaeverydamnday (please take pictures after your practice is over, and it can be everything from a picture of your yoga mat to you in a pose to the sky to... Anything that inspires you to practice). This is real. This is your body. This is your breath. This is NOW. Cherish your time on the mat and embrace the little sparks of magic that are present all around us, all the time.
Surya Namaskara to start the day. Patanjali explains in the sutras the value of progressing one step at a time. If one doesn't learn aparigraha (one of the yamas in the eight folds) which is noncovetousness then it will be hard for us to learn asana without getting overly intense about not being able to do a pose right away. Instead, if we can approach our practice with ease and steadiness, it will come. #yogaeverydamnday #65yearoldyogi