Birds in sweaters pigeon together.
I am joining two challenges today. One is easier (I think) than the other. The first is a #twinningchallenge 4.0 for 10 days that I get to do with my great friend, Lika Elwood, an amazing yoga teacher with whom I often get to co-teach (like this coming Sunday afternoon workshop at extendYoga). You will get to see us paired up in my nags, as above. Details on that challenge are below.
The second is the Willow Street Yoga 30-day meditation challenge. Details here: http://www.willowstreetyoga.com/30-day-meditation-challenge/
Which one do think will be harder for me?!
The awesome part is that together they show in a very small way the options for practicing #yogaeverydamnday. They act as a reminder of the breadth of yoga. And, when I say, every day: “Do yoga. Today. Everyday.” I am not saying: “Do asana. Today. Everyday.” There is a lot of yoga to be had without striking a single pose, as another good friend, Juliet Glassroth, recently talked about on her wise and funny blog, Bitter Buddha. It isn’t just about snapshots of scorpion pose in a bikini, although those are all fine and good too, but can get tiresome every dang day. There are many limbs in this yoga business. Busting fancy or even sweet yoga poses aren’t all the yoga world has to offer. The poses are actually one of eight limbs that include a lot. But I am rambling and perhaps can provide more succinct words on this another day. For now, if you want to know more, get yourself one of the many translations of the Yoga Sutras.
In the meantime, be wise. Take care of yourselves, including your bodies, your minds, and all of the rest of you. Be mindful of others. Live well. Do your yoga. It matters.
Peace and pauses,
This #TwinningChallenge will be 10 days. You and your twin will both do any variation of the daily hosts’ asana you like and then split screen. Edit to your own taste and both post. BOOM. You just twinned! You don’t have to match our edits. Get crazy or keep it simple … it’s up to you. .Make sure you use the #TwinningChallenge hashtag in your comment so we can find you. You don’t have to tag everyone but please follow all of our generous sponsors. Check in with @yogalu123 and @ninayogalife tonight for our first pose.
Poses:Day 1 – Pigeon pose variationDay 2 – Standing backbendDay 3 – Forearm standDay 4 – Camel pose variation Day 5 – Lizard pose Day 6 – HandstandDay 7 – SplitsDay 8 – Wild ThingDay 9 – WheelDay 10 – Collage Twinning Sponsors: @muladharayoga@superlovetees@yogisurprise@handfulbra@liforme @openheartwarrior @yogapaws @ohmmeyoga @masonjarcoffeeco@21drops @infinitystrapTwinning Hosts:@ninayogalife @yogalu123@yogamand @buddhamom76 @nikki_possibilities @haley.blackman@collectiveyoga @angela_inspired@doodledog @lesliestorms@jsesti @reganwarner@heidiyogi @stephaniekicksbutt@justinyoga @briansword@karenroperyoga @mumma_joy76