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.
If you would like to continue following my yoga journey check out my December Yoga Report.
There you have it! My month of November recapped. Comment below and tell me about your November!