After reading Gigi's Art of Attention yoga Challenge blog post I was immediately inspired and motivated to connect back to my yoga routine as well. We both are certified yoga instructors and have been completely immersed in yoga at some points in our lives day dreaming of a place where we could do yoga, share yoga and live yoga every day.
Maybe that dream isn't completely out of the question, but we have other goals and aspirations that might postpone it, which is why the yoga challenge was a great way to keep ourselves accountable and jumpstart the process of diving back into yoga even for 5 minutes every day.
I am happy to say that I did at least 15 minutes of yoga every day of this challenge, whether it was a kundalini meditation and some yoga stretches after my workout or creating and practicing yoga sequences for our Yoga facebook group (which we will continue to release exclusive yoga content to those still interested).
Yoga is a journey and it's not about getting to the point where you can balance on your hands and take an incredible photo in an exotic place (like lots of us millennials like to do, guilty), it's SO much more than that, but essentially it's about the PRACTICE. Practicing and stretching your body through yoga gifts your body amazing benefits and if you are determined to do a freestanding handstand or crazy backbend practicing every day will give you the flexibility and steps in the right direction to do that.
Slowing down to take time to connect your body, breath and spirit is a rarity in this tech crazy world so I invite you to continue this challenge to yourself. Take literally 5 minutes to sit and breathe, meditate, stretch your arms over your head, feel and recognize your breath. That's all there is to it and starting with that before you know it you will have a half hour to yourself or a full hour. It's not all or nothing and it's all about the journey.
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