This blog is all about my journey of transitioning from a beginner yogi to an advanced yogi. And enjoying the journey!
Each month I am going to record some things about my journey. I’m going to do these posts for a couple of reasons; I want to keep a record of how I am progressing with my yoga, it will hold me accountable, and it gives you a very good look at what I am doing and how I am doing it.
Below you will find out the following things about the past month: goal poses that I am working on, what my home practice looked like, the yoga classes I attended, total time dedicated to fitness, and my healthy habit for the month.
Goal Poses: These are the poses that I am currently working on.
Crow: This pose is very hit or miss for me. Somedays I can get it and others not at all. I think it definitely has to with my focus. If I am unfocused, this pose is almost impossible for me! I have also been working on side crow. It is not as hard as I was expecting. In fact, I think it is easier than crow.
Headstand: I was able to get up into a headstand without being by a wall! I even got a picture of it. Next, I have to work on holding it for one minute. I am getting closer and closer to meeting my goal with this!
Home Practice: This is what I am currently doing as my home practice.
I do two sun salutations every morning. It only takes me two minutes, but it still feels really good to start my day this way.
I was able to practice at home much more this month, they are listed below
My practice for headstand was a total of two hours this month.
I also started on Instagram this month! I started doing yoga challenges, so I have about 3 poses that I work on a day and post. I actually was a winner of the first one I completed! It was so excited! Check out my Instagram.
Total time spent on home practice (excluding what is listed below): 10.5 hours
Yoga Classes Attended/Other Exercises: These are the classes that I attended this month and things I did to move my body
7/1: 2 1/2 hours canoeing
7/3: 90-minutes Ashtanga
7/4: 1-hour home practice
7/5: 1-hour Vinyasa Class
7/6: 1-hour Power Yoga
7/7: 45-minutes Home Practice
7/8: 1-hour Bodyflow
7/9: 90-minutes Ashtanga
7/10: 1-hour backbend practice
7/10: 75-minutes Restorative Yoga Class
7/12: 30-minutes walk with a friend
7/13: 1-hour Power Yoga Class
7:14: 30-minutes home practice
7/15: 1-hour Deep Stretch Class
7/16: 1-hour Vinyasa Class
7/16: 1-hour power walk with my dad
7/17: 90-minutes Ashtanga
7/19: 1-hour Vinyasa Class
7/20: 1-hour Power Yoga
7/22: 1-hour Deep stretch
7/22: 30-minutes home practice
7/24: 90-minutes Ashtanga practice
7/26: 1-hour Vinyasa Class
7/27: 1-hour Power Yoga Class
7/30: 30 minutes home practice
7/30: 30 minutes Acro Yoga
Total time in yoga classes this month: 19.25 hours
Total time doing Acro this month: 30 minutes
Total time doing other exercises: 4 hours
Total time of home practice: 13.75 hours
Total time exercising: 37.5 hours
I was not able to practice Acro Yoga very much this month. But I have some friends who are interested in trying it, so it might be easier for me to get some practice in soon!
Each month I will focus on a healthy habit. If I feel like it is second nature to me by the end of the month I will add in a new habit the next month. If I ever feel like I get am not doing so well with a past habit I will make it my monthly focus again.
This month I focused on adding in an evening routine to each day again since I wasn’t able to make it a habit last month.
My plan was:
Before I get too tired ( I can do things after my evening routine) I will…
- Do ten minutes of yoga and stretching
- Meditate for 10 minutes
- Write in my gratitude journal
- Plan my meals for the next day
- Write my to-do list for the next day
I was definitely better this month. I am meditation and writing in my gratitude journal every night. But I still have not gotten into the habit of doing yoga, planning my meals, and making my to-do list. I will keep working on this next month! Third time is a charm, right?
There you have it! My month of July recapped. Comment below and tell me about your July!