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.
Splits: I am working on my splits every day. I am increasing my hold time by 5 seconds each day until I get to 5 minutes and then I will stay at 4 minutes. A block is used to support my weight so that I can relax in the pose. I am up to 4:25. I have really improved how far I can go into them on both sides. 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.
Home Practice: This is what I am currently doing as my home practice.
This month my home practice was pure stretching. I stretch every night for about 15 minutes.
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): 7.75 hours
Yoga Classes Attended/Other Exercises: These are the classes that I attended this month and things I did to move my body
10/4: 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
10/6: 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
10/7: 1-hour Yoga Practice during Yoga Teacher Training
10/8: 2-hours Yoga Practice during Yoga Teacher Training
10/9 2-hour Yoga Practice during Yoga Teacher Training
10/11- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
10/12- 1-hour Power Yoga
10/13- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
10/15- 20-minute Walk/Run
10/15- 20-minutes Bike Ride
10/16- 15-minute Walk
10/16- 45-minutes Yoga Home Practice
10/17- 15-minute Walk
10/18- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
10/18- 15-minutes Walk
10/19- 1-hour Power Yoga
10/20- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
10/21- 40-minute Walk
10/22- 30-minute Home Practice
10/23- 15-minute Walk
10/23- 45-minute Bike Ride
10/24- 15-minute Walk
10/25- 15-minute Walk
10/25- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
10/26- 1-hour Power Yoga
10/26- 15-minute Walk
10/27- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
10/27- 15-minute Walk
10/28- 15-Minute Walk
10/29- 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
10/29- 15-minute Walk
10/30- 25-minute Walk
10/30- 15-minute Swim
Total time in yoga classes this month: 18.25 hours
Total time doing Acro this month: 0 hours
Total time doing other exercises: 5.25 hours
Total time of home practice: 7.75 hours
Total time exercising: 31.25 hours
This month I added in a daily walk and daily stretching. I am loving having these two things in my routine. It wasn’t hard and it added a ton to my monthly totals. I also started swimming again. My goal is swimming once a week in November.
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 a morning routine to my day. I actually was able to do this on the first try! Here’s what it looks like:
test my PH level (I am trying to keep my body in an alkaline balance)
drink a few sips of water (in preparation for Agni Sara)
make my lunch and tea
do Agni Sara breathing (see below for video explanation)
drink a green drink
do 15-minute meditation walk
It seems like a lot, but it doesn’t take me very long. From start to finish it takes an hour, I could probably do it in 45-minutes.
Here is a video on Agni Sara. This is a technique that my instructor for yoga teacher training wants us to work on every morning. It’s a challenge for me, but I am keeping up with the practice.
If you would like to continue following my yoga journey check out my November Yoga Report.
There you have it! My month of October recapped. Comment below and tell me about your October!