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: Last month, I didn’t practice crow much at all and I lost some progress. I went from being able to hold it for 10-15 seconds to 3-5 seconds. I was able to practice a little more this month, not as much as I’d like at home. But, it was integrated into a few of the classes I took this month. During one class I was able to hold the crow for one minute and then went right back into for another minute. This was huge for me!
Headstand: I practice my headstand on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I hope to be able to do a pencil headstand in the middle of the room for 1 minute. This month I definitely improved my headstand again. I was able to go up into a pencil headstand a few times this month! Now I just need to work on doing it in the middle of the room and holding it for 1 minute.
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 also did the primary Ashtanga series at home once.
Next month, I hope to really increase my home practice, at least to once or twice a week.
I also practiced my headstand for a total of two hours this month.
Total time spent on home practice: 4 hours
Yoga Classes Attended/Other Exercises: These are the classes that I attended this month and things I did to move my body
6/1: 1-hour Power yoga
6/2: 1-hour Vinyasa yoga
6/3: 30-minutes power walk
6/4: 60-minutes Vinyasa yoga
6/5: 75-minutes Ashtanga yoga
6/5: 2-hours Acro Yoga (Want to learn more about Acro? Click here.)
6/6: 30-minutes power walk
6/8: 1-hour power yoga
6/9: 30-minutes power walk
6/10: 1-hour deep stretch yoga
6/10: 15-minutes running
6/11: 2-hours Ashtanga Yoga
6/13: 1-hour hike in the Badlands
6/14: 60-minutes Balancing the Energy Yoga
6/14: 75-minutes Real Evolution Yoga
6/15:1-hour hike in the Black Hills
6/15: 1-hour Yoga class
6/15: 1-hour Yin Class
6/19: 2-hours wedding take down (moving chairs and table, etc)
6/22: 30-minutes HIIT class
6/23: 90-minutes Ashtanga
6/24: 60-minutes Ashtanga (home practice)
6/26: 90-minutes carrying table and chairs (Fly In Breakfast Clean Up)
6/27: 1-hour Yoga Sculpt (heated)
6/27: 1-hour Hot Yin Yoga
6/28: 1-hour Hatha Yoga
6/29: 2 1/2-hour canoeing
6/30: 1-hour Hot Flow
6/30: 1-hour Hot Yoga
Total time in yoga classes this month: 20 hours
Total time doing Acro this month: 2 hours
Total time doing other exercises: 10.25 hours
Total time of home practice: 4 hours
Total time exercising: 36.25 hours
I am very happy with how many yoga classes I was able to attend this month. I did some traveling and was able to take a lot of classes during my travels. Check out the studios I visited! (Sol Yoga Collective and Evolve) I was glad to be able to do some Acro yoga as well. Next month I hope to keep all this up and increase my home practice. I would like to do Ashtanga at home and also start creating some of my own Vinyasa series.
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.
I completed failed at this. I think the problem was that I didn’t set my intentions clearly for what I want my evening routine to look like. So here it goes;
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 feel like I have a good handle on these habits, but obviously, I need to keep working on my evening routine next month.
There you have it! My month of June recapped. Comment below and tell me about your June!