October Yoga Report

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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.

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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.

Healthy Habit:

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)

get dressed

do hair/makeup

drink a green drink

have breakfast

brush teeth

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!

Abby is a teacher (RYT 200) and student of yoga, passionate about her yoga journey and helping others on theirs. She is the blogger behind Journeys of Yoga, a second-grade teacher and a contributing writer at TryBelle Magazine. Learn more about Abby. You can also contact her here.