Each month I record some things about my journey. I 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.
Splits: I am working on my splits every day. I hold each side for 5 minutes. A block is used to support my weight so that I can relax in the pose.This month I was able to put the block down to a lower height. I still have a ways to go though!
Headstand: I am able to stay in my head stand for longer and longer. I still need to work on my confidence so that I can do headstand confidently without a wall. I am getting better at going up with a pike position.
Flipping my grip: I was able to this for the first time during my weekend of teacher training. We did a workshop on backbends and it did the trick for me!
Home Practice: This is what I am currently doing as my home practice.
This month I added yoga back into my home practice. My goal is to do a minimum of 15-minutes a day. I do a few sun salutes and then some poses that I feel like my body needs. Then I do some breathing exercises and my savasana. I am still also doing my 15-minutes of stretching every night, but I am not going to consider it part of my home practice time anymore.
Yoga Classes Attended/Other Exercises: These are the classes that I attended this month and things I did to move my body
11/1- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
11/1- 15-minutes stretching
11/1- 15-minute Walk
11/2- 15-minute Walk
11/2- 15-minutes stretching
11/3- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
11/3- 15-minute Walk
11/3- 15-minutes stretching
11/4- 15-minute Walk
11/4- 15-minutes stretching
11/5- 50-minute Walk
11/5- 15-minutes stretching
11/6- 50-minute Walk
11/6- 15-minutes stretching
11/7- 15-minute Walk
11/7- 15-minutes stretching
11/8- 15-minute Walk
11/8- 15-minutes stretching
11/8- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
11/9- 15-minute Walk
11/9- 15-minutes stretching
11/10- 15-minute Walk
11/10- 15-minutes stretching
11/10-1-hour Taught Vinyasa
11/11- 90-minutes of Yoga at Teacher Training
11/12- 2-hours of Yoga at Teacher Training
11/13- 2-hours of Yoga at Teacher Training
11/14- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/15- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/15- 15-minute Walk
11/15- 15-minutes Yoga Home Practice
11/16- 15-minute Walk
11/16- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/16- 15-minutes Yoga Home Practice
11/21- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/21- 15-minutes Yoga Home Practice
11/22- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/22- 15-minutes Yoga Home Practice
11/22- 15-minute Walk
11/22- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
11/23- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/23- 15-minutes Yoga Home Practice
11/23- 15-minute Walk
11/24- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/24- 30-minutes Yoga Home Practice
11/25- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/25- 15-minutes Yoga Home Practice
11/26- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/26- 15-minutes Yoga Home Practice
11/26- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
11/27- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/27- 90-minutes Ashtanga
11/28- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/28- 15-minute Walk
11/28- 1-hour Yoga Class
11/29- 15-minutes of Stretching
11/29- 15-minute Walk
11/29- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
11/30- 15-minutes of Stretching
Total time in yoga classes this month: 15 hours
Total time doing Acro this month: 0 hours
Total time doing other exercises: 11.25 hours
Total time of home practice: 2.25 hours
Total time exercising: 28.5 hours
Each month I focus on a healthy habit. If I feel like it is second nature to me by the end of the month I add in a new habit. 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 my day. I was able to do this on the first try! Here’s what it looks like:
drink warm milk (add either cinnamon or cocoa powder)
stretch for 15-minutes
drink a green drink
floss and brush
oil my feet with almond oil
write in my gratitude journals
read fiction in bed
I like to start at 9 so that I have enough time to read both the non-fiction and fiction and have the lights out at 10:30.
Next month I would like to work on adding cardio to my workouts. I want to add swimming once a week and running once a week.
There you have it! My month of November recapped. Comment below and tell me about your November!