Today is new moon. This months' focus is on practice. Of anything really, but yoga specifically. Every now and then you find yourself in a place where you can't see any progress or development in your yoga practice. That elusive pose is just as elusive as it's always been.
Let's say you've been wanting to be able to do the crow for ages. Or a handstand. Or you just want to be able to touch your toes. Fear -- which is what holds most people back -- aside, you just really need to get down to work and practice, practice, practice... It's all in regular practice. And perseverance.
New moon -- new beginnings, fresh start -- seems like a great time for a little yoga challenge, so here we go.
THE YOGA CHALLENGE
♥ Pick a pose of your choosing that you have been wanting to master for some time but so far the mastery has been eluding you.
♥ Practice this pose every single day for the next 30 days. Don't skip a day, don't make excuses, take it seriously. As if your life depended on it.
♥ The goal is not the outcome but the consistency.
♥ On day 31, take stock of the challenge. See what you have learned along the way and celebrate any way you choose appropriate.
A saying comes to mind: practice makes perfect. Well, this is not about perfection. Because perfection is boring, and dangerous. The point of this challenge is not to be able to do the pose on day 30 (although chances are you will!), it's about practicing the pose every single day and seeing how it goes. It's about dedicating a little bit of time to this pose each day. And noticing how your practice evolves, every detail of it.
Have fun with it and let me know how you get on!
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