Last month I read a blog post from Holl & Lane assistant editor, Kimiko, about her experience trying Yoga with Adriene's "30 Days of Yoga" and felt really inspired to give it a try. That very day, Nick and I embarked on our own 30 day yoga challenge and *spoiler alert* we loved it.
I'll be the first to admit that we aren't very active people. I was a little scared to commit to doing yoga for 30 consecutive days (given our exercise track record) but we did it. For 30 days in a row, regardless of whether we were out of town, got home late from a concert, or even came home tipsy from happy hour... we did yoga. We just wanted to briefly share our experience in hopes that maybe we'll inspire you to try yoga too.
Sarah: As Nick mentioned above, we did early-morning yoga (like 5:30 AM on weekdays.) Though I hated getting out of bed, I felt more awake, refreshed, and ready to start my day after our yoga practice. One of my favorite things about this program was that Adriene created a different video for each day. I find that exercise can get so stale, but I'm also not creative enough to come up with my own fitness routine. Every morning I just selected that day's corresponding video and got started. It was great. Over the span of 30 days I saw improvements in my posture, stamina, and overall mindset towards the practice. The idea that we were doing it as a "challenge" really kept me motivated as well. Every morning we were one day closer to completing the 30-day challenge, so I absolutely refused to miss a day. I'm seriously considering starting a "30 Day Salad Challenge."
What are your thoughts on yoga - love/hate? Have you tried any of Adriene's videos?
Sarah & Nick