Hello my lovely readers! I’ve decided to journey into a second round of yoga. It’s amazing to read my first challenge and see how far I’ve come. I’ve noticed a lot of changes from the first 30 day challenge to the second challenge. I skipped less days and I was actually looking forward to doing the classes. This second challenged was more of quieting the mind and extending the stretches. Breathing with the movements and working with the mental challenges. Overall I’m so proud and happy with my self. As I’m writing this I’m on my third challenge and moving onward with my journey. I’m happy, confident and feeling amazing. I hope you enjoy reading my yoga journey.
Thank you so much. 🙏 Namaste.
Thursday June 11, 2020
I was stiff in the beginning. My wrists hurt a bit. The sitting cross leg position still a challenge for me but I’m better than before. Hips and lower back have some issues. What I enjoyed with this class is to check in with your body and feel where issues are evident. These are the areas I would like to works on: Lower back and my core. Overall I’m feeling good and positive. My prior 30 day challenge has changed my mindset. If you check out the previous challenge I was struggling with making my self do the class. I forced my self to do it. This time around I actually look forward to doing the class. With this challenge I would like physical and mental strength. I would like my breath and energy to flow with my body and breath. Strengthen, lengthen and extend stretches. I would also like to let go of stress and embrace my self and my body.
Self love and confidence
Strength and courage
Letting go of stress
Friday June 12, 2020
Is it normal to cry during yoga? Connected to my breathing and movement today. Strengthening core and focusing on intentions. Focusing on how I feel. Cried during deep breathing. I feel so good. I look forward to each day of yoga class. Great stretches and lengthening. Strengthening and focus. My mind drifted about 3 times but I refocused. The class helped me so much today.
Thank you. 🙏
Saturday June 13, 2020
I was tired today because I did some yard work but I’m so happy I did day 3 of yoga class. Feeling really good and strong. I’m not in pain. I feel great in poses and extending my stretches. I’m holding on to positions longer without toppling over. I’m going with the flow of movement and breath. Really happy. I feel so full of energy and happiness when I’m doing yoga. Strong. I would like to work on my mind set more. And my concentration is much better. My mind drifted two times only.
Monday June 15, 2020
Today’s yoga class felt fast for some reason. Awakened parts of the body that need attention. I cried at the beginning. As I can see my deep breathing is connected to my emotions and my core. I definitely have been stressed by the changes in our world. Covid has stressed me out. Also doing school work with my girls can be overwhelming. I’m tired as well and I’m cooking, cleaning and homework with the girls. #Momlife is real and hard. After all this is over I need a vacation. Today’s yoga class was releasing a lot of my stress. It was really great.
Tuesday June 16, 2020
Today I felt like I ran for 30 min! A great class! Breathing, strengthening and connection to movement and breath. My wrists hurt a little, my knee is doing a little better. I overworked it a bit. Overall I’m feeling great and I was looking forward to the class today. I thoroughly enjoyed the class.
Wednesday June 17, 2020
WOWZA working the core. Abs! Soooo good. Hard work but so good.
Thursday June 18, 2020
My Abs still hurt from yesterday. Today’s class had great stretches. I enjoyed it. I’m glad It was a stretching class because my wrists needed a break. Fantastic and now I’m going for a walk! Feeling great!
Friday June 19, 2020
Breathe in Love and breathe out ❤️ love.
At first this was hard as I thought about negative people. I stretched my mind and my focus. I focused on my love for my husband and girls. This class was very soothing and relaxing. Breathing & gentle stretching really calming class. I enjoyed every minute.
Saturday June 20, 2020
Worked up a sweat and felt my heart rate go up. It was challenging, I felt areas that are weak and that I would like to strengthen. I had mind chatter and moved location for my yoga class today. I was looking around thinking too many things. It’s okay though. I continued and tried to focus on the breath. I noticed when things get difficult I want to back away or stop. I didn’t though. I finished the class.
Sunday June 21, 2020
I am happy I did the class! “The mat is your mirror” The instructor shared this message and it made so much sense to me. So powerful. I didn’t want to do today’s class to be honest. Feeling down and stuck. Thinking too much about COVID and all the things that are happening around the world. Thinking about what will I do all summer with my girls. I’m always stressing and worried. After Yoga I feel so happy & well. After yoga all my problems are no longer there. Today’s class was a standing up class. Finding strength between the feet and connection to the ground and earth. I enjoyed it so much.
Namaste & Thank you
Monday June 22, 2020
Oh today’s class was amazing! Sweat! Sweat! Strength! Really feel stronger. I can’t believe that yoga can make you sweat a lot. So good and I’m feeling strong. I always look forward to doing my yoga.
Tuesday June 23, 2020
Stretches in today’s class were fantastic. Great cleaning of the mind as well. The chatter in my head was not as strong today. I did cry. I’m also trying to find my authentic self. Material things are not as important and should not consume my life. I’m also a bit confused and I don’t want to live in Toronto anymore. Nature calls me.
Wednesday June 24, 2020
Feeling so Good!
Extending stretches and strengthening. My wrist hurt a bit. Struggling a little bit mentally and emotionally but yoga helped me so much today. Feeling stronger and breathing deep.
Flowing Energy like the ocean through me.
Thursday June 25, 2020
Great Stretches for the hips today and again got emotional. All is good. Everything feels great. I look forward to doing more yoga. I can stretch in ways that I wasn’t able before. I also feel stronger. I would like to help my mental state be stronger and better. Toxic out & Let love in.
Friday June 26, 2020
Today was a much needed yoga class. I wasn’t going to do today’s class but I am so grateful that I did it. I’m becoming more flexible and strong. Some chatter is still happening in my head but I try really hard to focus on my breathing and that brings me back to my core and the focus shifts back to my body. Feeling great overall. I really need to start meditation though. Life’s stresses and frustrations are getting to my mind.
Saturday June 27, 2020
Stretching the body feels so amazing!!!
Monday June 29, 2020
I did my yoga and worked on breathing. I also never knew how it can hurt sitting in a cross leg position for a long time. My lower back hurt. I’ve always had a weak lower back. Yesterday I did some gardening and my arms hurt so much. Day 17 was really great and I enjoyed it.
Tuesday June 30, 2020
I didn’t feel like doing yoga but I’m happy I did it. I’m struggling emotionally. I don’t feel I’m the best I can be. I don’t feel fully complete in a way. I need quiet and nature and ocean. I’m emotional because of hormones but I am also not enjoying living in the city. Too much noise, cars and pollution. I want to be the best of me that I can be. I want the best for my family. The only way I can do this is with connection to a more natural calm way of living. City living is not for me. I am grateful for yoga because it is helping me figure things out inside of me. This is what is going on in my head. Yoga was very challenging today. I would like to do today’s yoga class again because it was such a great challenge.
Wednesday July 1, 2020
A very challenging class today. My heart rate was up and great balancing. Sweating nicely. I really enjoyed it. It really helped my mental state. I would like to dive into more yoga. I’m loving the change in the body and mind.
Thursday July 2, 2020
Yoga was great. Working on stillness today. Felt really great! I feel like I should do more but today’s class I learned to be still with what I have. It doesn’t have to be strenuous and a lot.
Skipped July 3, 2020
Saturday July 4, 2020
Great breathing and stretching. Great release of stress and anxiety. Really lovely class. I really enjoyed it. My neck and shoulders were a bit stiff. After the class all that tightness has gone and I’m more relaxed and pain free.
Sunday July 5, 2020
I was an emotional wreck today. Very low and down. I felt so sad. I don’t know why. I left yoga class to the end of the day. It was great as usual. I always enjoy the class. I would like to do 2 classes a day. One in the morning and the other in the afternoon. My mental state is not so well. I feel happy one minute and sad the next. I hate COVID. It has caused to much damage to the body mind and soul of the world. 🌎
Monday July 6, 2020
“Where the mind goes energy flows.” – Yoga with Adriene
Feeling soooo much better than yesterday.
Balance and energy
Stregth and balance
Feeling good and great breathing and energy today.
Tuesday July 7, 2020
I enjoyed yoga today. Heart rate got up and great strengthening and stretching. Also lengthening and core work. Flow and movement and breath was working all together. Even though I didn’t feel like doing yoga today I’m so happy I did it.
Wednesday July 8, 2020
Relaxing yoga, focus on the breathing and letting go of stress and tension. Today I was seeking yoga for my well being. I really have positive feelings.
Thursday July 9, 2020
Today’s class was challenging. Balance, strength and endurance. Very energetic class today. Feeling good but a little tired. In a positive way. No mind chatter and my concentrations was really positive and connected. Very strong connection to my breathing with movements.
Saturday July 11, 2020
WOW! A great yoga class. Challenging heart rate is up. Sweating and feeling great! I wasn’t feeling good yesterday. I am better today. A bit tired at the end of this class. I look forward to the next 30 days.
Monday July 13, 2020
Feeling great! Stretching, breathing feeling stronger.
Tuesday July 14, 2020
I forgot to log my experience. Oops! We are all human. 😁
Wednesday July 15, 2020
A very long class that made me sweat and tested my endurance and strength. I was pleasantly surprised that my strength is great and my endurance was tested. I stopped a couple of times to breathe a bit. I can’t believe I‘ve complete a second round of 30 days of yoga!! WOO HOO!
YAY! I’m soooo proud of my self! I feel happy and stronger than before. I’m more flexible and my mind chatter is almost gone whilst doing yoga. I feel really great and healthier. A little more stress free and relaxed. I’m very happy and exited and I look forward to another challenge. Looking forward to getting better at every aspect that yoga has to offer.
Thank you so much for reading my journey.
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