We are 48 Days into our #365yoga and I’ve been getting some amazing feedback on the shifts and changes people have been experiencing during this journey. New space and awareness is developing and our yoga is showing up in places we didn’t know we’d find it. I am loving the community and the way we are supporting each other daily through this growing process. Thanks to everyone who is sharing what they’ve experienced and helped me on my own journey here on this blog.
Today it is 56 outside in CT and the sun is brightly shining. My students were giggly and happy and the shift in everyone’s energy was palpable: we are feeling Spring on the horizon. Let’s face it though, for many of us in the United States there are still many weeks of Winter ahead, and for those of you on the other side of the world it will be hot for a while as well. It can be very difficult to motivate to a yoga class when things are busy, weather is crummy or you just can’t get your feet out the door. Trying to do #365yoga at home can be a real challenge, trust me I KNOW. I wrote a blog post about it a month or so ago and currently there is fantastic post at Elephant Journal right now about developing a home practice. Getting started on your mat at home takes focus and means you get to be the captain of your own ship. It can be challenging and hard to approach but can also be wildly liberating.
To help motivate you, my readers, in developing a yoga practice at home I’m doing my biggest giveaway yet: Be the Captain, Steering Your own Home Practice
What? : I’m giving away a tool box of sorts to help you on the journey to practicing yoga at home.
1.) Thanks to the wonderful folks at YogaVibes I’m giving away a three-month subscription to their 5 videos/month program. The winner will get to select five different videos to view/practice along with each month for three months! If you haven’t visited YogaVibes yet go NOW! They are an amazing resource of videos representing all styles of yoga so you can choose teachers, levels and approaches to your practice. Leading teachers that I’ve mentioned here (Sadie Nardini and Ana Forrest) are just some of the many varied yoga instructors who have videos available to you on their site. Students can use these videos as a starting point for their practice and as a way to find approaches to yoga that work with their body. It’s a great resource for sequencing, music and theme ideas. It’s also a great opportunity to practice with recognized teachers with whom you might not otherwise have that chance. I LOVE this site and am so excited to share it with you.
2.) A Moleskin Wellness Journal to help you keep track of what has worked for you at home and what hasn’t. This journal also has spaces for tracking your eating so you can focus on healthy food as a way to enhance your yoga practice. Blank pages, stickers, conversion charts and a groovy yoga embossed cover all add to this excellent tool.
3.) A Dancing Ganesha statue to help create a sacred space in your home. A remover of obstacles, it’s my hope that this Ganesha will help you ease onto and off your mat daily.
4.) An Om vinyl wall decal from the amazing Monkey Threads which can be used to decorate your journal, create a drishti on the wall for your Garudasana or to help create an altar/sacred space for the Ganesha. This beautiful decal is removable so if you decide change-up your practice location you can take it with you. It is simple, but universal, just like the symbol it represents.
How?: To enter you must do the following: Comment below on what is your biggest struggle in developing a home practice, “like” Flying Yogini and YogaVibes on Facebook, and follow @monkeythreads on Twitter.
When?: Winner’s name will be drawn at random on 3/1 at 8 a.m. EST.. the beginning of the end of our first quarter of 2011. The winner will be posted here, on Twitter and on the Flying Yogini Facebook page.
May your journey to home practice begin with you as captain of the ship. Jai Ganesha! Here’s to smooth sailing! Good luck!