30-Day Challenge (Jan 14th – Feb 12th, 2013.)

13 Feb

In preparation for upcoming training, on January 14th, 2013 I started the Moksha Yoga 30-Day Challenge. Here are posts I put up on Facebook for my friends and family to read:

January 14th
Starting up the 30-Day Challenge tonight with an amazing crowd! I’ve also added to the intention tree.

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January 15th, 2013.
2/30…….Wow…I don’t think I’ve ever sweat that much. Thanks! — at Moksha Yoga Square One.

January 16th, 2013.
3/30…leaving with a high! Walked right out of the room after class holding a block that I didn’t even realize I was holding! Ha ha!
: )

January 19th, 2013.
Had an amazing morning!
4/30 – thank you for waking me up and taking some of my anxieties away about upcoming training, Indie! Xo

5/30 – hardest class I’ve done to date. Staying in stillness in savansana for the entire session. Thanks for the mind-body challenge. I learned so much today. — at Moksha Yoga Square One.

January 20th, 2013.
Just finished classes 6&7/30. Feeling “emotional”, a by product of being grateful to our teachers and for the space in which we practice.

January 21st, 2013.
8/30…practiced in the back of the room today. As much as I enjoy the front of the room I think it’s good for me and my practice to move around!

January 22nd, 2013.
9&10/30…Dear Plank Pose, I am hopeful that with determination and persistence, we will one day be best of friends. Until next time, -Kama.

January 23rd, 2013.
11/30…Sweat, Stretch, and Unwind…I think I could have slept in the studio tonight. — at Moksha Yoga Square One.

January 25th, 2013.
12/30…A different studio for a different experience! Hoping to see someone I know who is going to training too! — at Moksha Yoga Etobicoke.

January 26th, 2013.
Lucky 13/30…blessed to practice this morning with amazing teachers.

January 27th, 2013.
14 & 15/30…Had a fantastic meditation class this afternoon, now for some moksha yoga and reiki restorative! Another beautiful studio with a welcoming community! — at Moksha Yoga Uptown.

January 28th, 2013.
16/30…filled with joy. High on life, hope you are too! : )

January 29th, 2013.
17/30…just got home, still in a trance from class. In the driveway watching raindrops fall onto my car windows…pitter-patter…how soothing. : )

January 30th, 2013.
18 & 19/30…reflective this evening on the importance of letting go of attachments and being aware of who may be watching my practice. I found myself modifying my flow and listening more in order to support newer students. If I’m not conscious I may model poor habits or lead someone else into injury. Thanks for your guidance! — at Moksha Yoga Square One.

January 31st, 2013.
20/30…10 to go! Wow – time flies when you’re having fun!

February 2nd, 2013.
21/30…getting “intimate” with my breath. Noticed when I find a pose challenging (i.e. my beloved plank) I’m cutting my breath short! Kept reminding myself to focus on my breathing (inhale and exhale) to remove the chatter in my mind. — at Moksha Yoga Square One.

Trying out another studio this AM. Continuing to be “intimate” with my breath. — at Moksha Yoga Hamilton.

February 3rd, 2013.
23/30..what a great class today! Its amazing how little tweaks refine and strengthen one’s alignment and depth. Thanks for reminding us to SMILE and ‘breathe or our faces will turn red!’

24/30….And back for restorative! 🙂 — at Moksha Yoga Square One.
February 4th, 2013.
25/30…discovering tranquility and ease by breathing deeply into each posture. : )…I’m addicted. — at Moksha Yoga Square One.
February 5th, 2013.
26/30…Wow that was an energizing Moksha Flow, I’m in the zone! A very special thank you to the studio owner for your words of wisdom and encouragement! You are so beautiful! ♥
February 9th, 2013.
27/30…Thanks for waking us up this morning! Remembering to have a beginner’s mind in each class…practicing active listening. — at Moksha Yoga Square One.28/30…opening up new possibilities! Xo Thank you for your guidance, unconditional love, and support. : )
February 10th, 2013.
29/30…moving with breath. Energized for the day!
February 11th, 2013.
30/30…I’ve successfully completed my 30-day challenge in 29 days! :)Giving and receiving a lot of love tonight!
Kind of funny how one can fall in love with a complete stranger. ♥

Finishing my challenge with a reflection about my intentions to: 1)Face my fears, 2) Think and act with compassion. Now its time to bring these intentions  to life by practicing them beyond my mat.

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