There are now 10 people signed up to do the Yoga Challenge on their own, at home. I am absolutely thrilled about this.
This is the reason I wanted to offer the Challenge in the first place: to get people into the habit of doing yoga every day so that they would get hooked on feeling amazing, and then want to incorporate a little yoga practice into their lives everyday, at home, outside of the studio.
As much as it might be bad for my business to say so, a yoga class isn’t really the place for a primary yoga practice: class is where you go to learn a practice, then boost and inspire that practice.
The main practice is by done alone, by yourself, on your mat. Maybe sometimes with a video or an audio guide, but always with the option to stop, go slower or faster, or explore more deeply or longer when you need to.
So now I am starting to hear in from the virtual yogarians and it sounds like amazing things are happening in “the field.”
2 sample excerpts:
“twenty minutes! downdog, plank, side planks,thread the needle, sun salutations.” –Cindi Luminella
“Fri. April 2nd: 40 minutes, 1:45-2:25 pm, back porch, facing East. Sunny, but I was in the shade; there was quite a bit of breeze here at Windy Ridge & it knocked my Tree over a couple times (or was that my poor balance as of late? can I blame it on the breeze?); I did all the stuff I did yesterday but added Bridge (cuz I forgot yesterday) & some seated twists that I don’t know their names. More deep breathing than yesterday. Feels great to be FOCUSED.”
I bow down to you Virtual Yogarians, Here’s how you’ll continue to check in. Just come here to this blog and comment on the latest entry you find. You don’t have to keep going back to that initial one.
Now a recap of Day 2 at the studio:
19 people for morning yoga. I am still blown away that this is my largest class of the day. I looked out the window around 7 and there wasn’t a parking space left on Main Street. (Fun!)
Total class attendance for the day: 28. 19 at 6, and 9 at 5:30. It’s Easter weekend, so I don’t expect big classes in the next 2 days, but we shall see.
Good night, sweet dreams, see you at 6 AM!