Yesterday was day 1 of Yoga with Adriene’s new True 30 day yoga programme with the theme of Motive. If you sign up to the programme via the website, you get a daily email to help you get the most out of the practice (today’s theme is Trust). In yesterday’s email, and through the 24 minute practice, Adriene asks:
What is your motive for joining True?
Now, I hadn’t really thought about it but, having followed 9 days of one of the previous 30 day challenges in the past, I know that daily yoga helps me in so many ways. It isn’t only the stretching, although that certainly helps, and it is more than the self reflection. It helps my mood, my running, my posture, my body has less aches and pains. It’s time for me to concentrate on me for anywhere between 24 and 40 minutes before I go to fight with Adam about bedtime.
I also find that yoga practice also complements, and maybe even enhances, all the other changes that I have made/am making to my life. I am, usually, careful about what I eat. I don’t eat “clean” but I don’t overeat and I don’t eat cakes and chocolates as much as I would love to. I exercise on a regular basis with running or walking most days, if not every day. I am aiming to add strength training back into the mix too but at the moment the yoga will have to fill that void.
However, this time round, I think my main goal/motive is to get further than day 9 and, maybe, even get to day 31!
If you haven’t done yoga before, or even if you have and haven’t found Adriene yet, check out her youtube videos. The runners’ post run practice is a must for me and, when I have time (and I’m not doing a 30 day challenge) the runners’ yoga is great too. What I really like is that Adriene tells you to do what feels good to you, you don’t have to stay and hold a pose with out moving, if you want to wag your tail while doing cat/cow then do it!
Day 1 of True was completed last night. Bring on day 2 this evening.