30 Day Yoga Challenge

Back in May of 2018 I decided to do a 30 day Yoga challenge. I wanted to start working out and meditating however between working a full time job and being a full time mom it was definitely difficult to find the time to do so. I once read a post on MSN that talked about the things that successful people do first thing in the morning. To my surprise a lot of our favorite celebrities and public figures wake up early and before checking their emails or even social media they do these things:

1. Meditate

2. Workout (Yoga, Gym, Run etc.)

3. Eat breakfast

It is after they do these three things that they check their emails, social media and begin their workdays. After reading that wonderful post on MSN I decided that the best time for me to workout and meditate would be first thing in the morning. I knew that I wanted to start my fitness journey off easy and incorporate meditation so yoga seemed like the perfect fit for me. A few years ago I discovered a You Tube channel called Yoga With Adriene where the Yoga instructor Adriene provides the perfect online class for anyone who is interested in the practice. Yoga with Adriene has a 30 day yoga challenge called True. This practice is perfect for beginners and yogi's who would like to experience 30 elements of staying true to ones self through yoga. 

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 I woke up up at 5:30am with my pink bath towel that acted as my yoga mat, in the middle of my living room, while the sun was coming up I began day 1 of my 30 day yoga challenge. The first day was about 25 minutes of challenging yet fun yoga poses. After that I woke up at 5:30am every single morning for 30 days straight and continued my yoga challenge. Some days the practice was long and hard, some days the practice was short and easy. My body quickly got use to waking up early and after completing the practice each day I felt so accomplished. Although I didn't notice a change in my physical appearance I did notice an increase in my energy. I noticed how I was eager and excited to get right up out of my bed and begin each days practice. I enjoyed the quietness of doing yoga in the morning while the sun was coming up. I can honestly say that I was ready to begin my day with positivity after doing yoga each day. At the end of the 30 days I was so proud of myself. 

“Yoga means addition- addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.”
— Amit Ray