At the end of every day, I am 1% closer to the goal.
This is 100 days of yoga.
Such a simple concept, yet scary to think of the commitment of doing something for 100 days…
“What if I’m busy that day?”
“What if I’m away from home?”
“What if I just don’t feel like it?”
Each of these situations and more have been part of my journey so far.
Make the time to do it
Find space and do it, even if it’s in front of other people
Suck it up and do it anyway.
It’s kinda funny, those days where you don’t feel like doing yoga, are the ones where you feel so much better for it afterwards.
It’s been almost 2 months since beginning the 100-day yoga challenge, a little over halfway.
10 minutes a day. That’s all I committed to achieving. On good days I do more, on bad days I do 10+ minutes of Yin yoga or restorative yoga… and sometimes that’s exactly what my body needs.
Now I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not the most flexible person. There are many poses I really struggle with, ironically enough Easy pose or Sukhasana is one of my worst. But, since starting this challenge my flexibility has improved drastically. For example, 2 months ago I struggled to maintain a forward bend position whilst touching my toes. Now, I can easily bend over and touch my toes and I am working towards getting my hands flat on the floor.
The other part of this challenge for me has been to make an Instagram post on my yoga every day. At first, the scariest thing about this was taking a picture, or recording a video of myself in various yoga poses (most of which I was terrible at). Then posting it online for the whole world to see! Yet, the more I posted, the more comfortable I became with exposing my flaws online. I started to actually see the benefits of recording myself doing yoga.
The benefits? Well, by recording myself, I was able to be my own critic. I could see where I was going wrong on poses or where I had an imbalance. It also became clear that nobody was going to scrutinise my content as much as me. So why be so worried about what I’m putting out there? Most people wouldn’t even notice all those wobbles going on during Warrior III.
This whole process has been a great learning experience and all it has taken is a little bit of commitment. Just focusing on achieving one day at a time.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the 100 days has in store for me.
So the real question is: Will I continue to do yoga daily after the 100 days is over?