One of my goals, at some point this year, is to do yoga daily. Or at the very minimum, my weekdays. Yoga has been fantastic to me in the past. Keeps me flexible, makes me stronger, and reduces my anxiety. But I think I would see more of its awesome effects if I did it a lot more. 2-3 times a week isn’t going to make a big difference, I don’t think. And if you know anything about me at all, you know that I need all the stress relief I can get.
But I still have issues getting in yoga every single day. I am a subscriber to Yoga Journal at this time, and I love it. I want to eventually be more disciplined in my practice. I want to even someday incorporate yoga into my OT practice (I will have a separate post on it, but I have some research that I have been doing about how yoga can help kids with special needs…I just need to find the time to write about it — it’s a long one!).
Yoga Journal currently has a 21 Day Challenge running!! It started on Jan 9th (but because of an arm injury I see a doc for on Monday….I haven’t started it yet, BOO!), but you can start it at any time. You can choose between beginner and intermediate paths. Last year, I did the beginner one and this year, I am going to find out if I can handle the intermediate path.
I am hoping that I will be able to begin this Wednesday, January 18th! Each day, I will learn new elements related to yoga such as…the proper way to do and make the most of hip openers, side bends, core work, and standing work.
Yoga is a fantastic way to bring down your stress levels. Take it from me. I can’t wait to feel a lot more balanced and stress free this year…