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 itYoga Report
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: I think I am finally ready to move on from Crow Pose being one of my goal poses. I am consistently able to hold the pose and feel good about my progress.
Headstand: This month I started to be able to go up into a headstand using a pike position with my legs. I also started playing around with different positions of my legs once I am up in a headstand. I still need to work on my confidence so that I can do headstand confidently without a wall.
Home Practice: This is what I am currently doing as my home practice.
This was a crazy month for me. The school year has started up again (I teach second grade). I also started teaching yoga! Although my yoga teacher training doesn’t start until next month, I have started teaching 2-3 hours a week. My yoga teacher gave me this wonderful opportunity and I couldn’t pass it up!
So my home practice looked a little different this month. It was mainly spent practicing sequences and transitions for my classes. I also continued to practice my goal poses.
Total time spent on home practice (excluding what is listed below): 2 hours
Yoga Classes Attended/Other Exercises: These are the classes that I attended this month and things I did to move my body
9/2: 45-minutes BodyFlow
9/3: 30-minutes Grit-Plyo
9/4: 1-hour home practice
9/7: 45- minute strength circuit training with my husband
9/9: 45-minute strength circuit training with my husband
9/10: 30-minute hike with my husband
9/13: 1-hour Vinyasa
9/14: 1-hour Power Yoga
9/15: 1-hour Vinyasa
9/17: 1-hour Vinyasa
9/20: 1-hour Vinyasa
9/21: 1-hour Power Yoga
9/22: 1-hour Vinyasa
9/27: 1-hour Vinyasa
9/29: 1-hour Vinyasa
Total time in yoga classes this month: 9.75 hours
Total time doing Acro this month: 0 hours
Total time doing other exercises: 2.5 hours
Total time of home practice: 2 hours
Total time exercising: 14.25 hours
I was so happy to be back to a more regular yoga practice this month. And even happier to start my journey of teaching yoga classes! I was pretty nervous my first class, but with each class, it is getting easier. I actually find it very meditative, because I am completely in the moment, my mind doesn’t wonder at all during the hour. I am sad that once again I wasn’t able to practice Acro Yoga. With it so unavailable in my area it is hard, but I am going to keep taking every opportunity that I have to practice it and hopefully someday it will be more available to me.
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 finally have an evening routine that I love! It’s a little different from what I had laid out, but it’s what feels the best for me. Here is what is looks like:
9:00- Electronics get turned off
9:00-9:20- Read informational books
9:20-9:45- Get ready for bed (including stretching, meal planning, and writing in my gratitude journal, meditate)
9:45-10:00- Read fiction books in bed
Next month I want to work on my morning routine. I want it to include; meditating and writing blog posts for 15 minutes.
There you have it! My month of September recapped. Comment below and tell me about your September!