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.
To continue following my journey check out my July Yoga Report.
There you have it! My month of June recapped. Comment below and tell me about your June!