Friday, July 8, 2011

Welcome to the 40-Day Yoga Challenge! (July 10-Aug 19, 2011)

If you are reading this, you have let me know you want to join the challenge. In joining the challenge you are participating by practicing yoga 4 to 6 days a week for a minimum of 60 minutes, with at least one day a 75 minutes of yoga practice. If you practice yoga 4 days, the other 2 days can be another form of exercise like walking or swimming.

Yoga practice includes: asana, pranayama (breathing practices), meditation and relaxation.  If you are walking slowly and focus on your movement with the breath, this is also practicing yoga.  If you are doing an intentional relaxation - focusing the mind on releasing your tension and breathing with ease, you are practicing yoga.

If you are eating mindfully, focusing on the texture, color, scent and flavor of each bite, you are practicing your yoga.  (however, eating will not count towards the 6 days of exercise).

If you are in this challenge, please place a comment on this blog, stating your intention for the 40-day yoga challenge.   What will you accomplish, have a breakthrough in - or transform?  Tell us what future you see pulling you through this challenge.

If you have not yet declared yourself a participant and are reading this now, please sign up as a follower on this blog post and post your intention!


  1. Hello!

    I am really looking forward to this challenge!!! I have some bridesmaids dresses that I have to wear coming up soon (3 dresses to be exact) and I know that I would love it if I fit perfectly in them or, even better, if I had to get them taken in!

    I've also wanted to make yoga a regular practice in my life but just never had the motivation. But after waking up for the last 1 month and being really stressed and just not myself, I decided that I needed a change. I wondered on over to the Yoga Prairie website and saw my answer! I purchased a month of unlimited yoga sessions and have scheduled them out already! I figure this way I can't be lazy and break my schedule!

    Thanks, Yoga Prairie for giving me the motivation and push that I need!


  2. I'm in!

    I'm ready to love and be loving to my body.

    It is time to start an everywhere practice again. Thank you for the reminder and the challenge!