Breath - 30 Day Yoga Journey (Yoga With Adriene)

You are rocking the practice and the check-ins!

I have been struggling. I am not going to put in written word the “I AMs” that are going on in my head. There are some super unhealthy thoughts swirling around up there. I ordered that most beautiful of Yoga journals. I am going to dig in a little deeper today, meditation and self care. I am consciously aware that the back and neck pain is seeping into my thoughts because it’s just exhausting.

I will find time for practice today. Heading back in search of YWA for neck and back pain.

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Day 8 & 9 & 10 complete.

I loved connect :heart:

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Too late to start… Lol.

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Never! :heart: Try it.

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I hope you found some time to practice… And put an ‘I am worthy’ into your head. That was one from yesterday, I am worthy to take up this space (or something like that) :pray::sparkling_heart:

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Day 14 - space :heavy_check_mark: yesterday and Day 15 - enter :heavy_check_mark: this morning

A bit out of routine these last couple of days which, among other things, was nearly an excuse for me not to do yoga. I know there will be days where it isn’t possible to practice and that’s cool, but on this occasion I was creating obstacles for myself. I’m pleased I didn’t let them get the better of me this time, it is a trap I often fall into.

I had to skip the shavasana at the end of yesterday’s practice because Maggie (puppy) was awake and decided I was too good a chew toy to resist :sweat_smile:

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Day 11 & 12, flow and drop.

These two were great to do in a row. :sparkles:

:neutral_face: I spent the last couple weeks suffering some pain and going to lots of doctors appointments to try to figure it out.
I am feeling a little better though and in the last few days got caught back up to day 11. Tomorrow I’ll do a few as long as my body allows. :hugs:

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Oh no. Hope you got some answers. Regardless, glad to hear you’re feeling well enough to get back to it!

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Day 16 - discipline :heavy_check_mark:

From the name I was expecting something quite intense but the discipline really is in the showing up on this one. All seated with a focus on breathing and counting the breath. Really enjoyed it and a lovely set up for meditation after.

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Made it through day 14. Feeling ok.
I wasn’t going to get too far into My woes on here, but I guess I can. You guys will judge me less than I judge myself. My illness and pain was from my poor diet. I have some food allergies and sensitivities that I chose to ignore over the holiday and it came back to haunt me. I’ve got my diet back on track, but am currently following a low fiber, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free diet to get everything back in proper working order.
I see a specialist on Thursday to go over my cat scan and talk about how to move forward diet wise. There is quite a bit to consider with this most recent episode, including malnutrition if I have to continue this diet for very long.

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I think we can all relate to carrying on with behaviours and actions despite knowing the negative effects they will lead to.

Speaking from a general perspective, I think food is a really tricky one because the idea of eating trash as a treat is so ingrained into us. It’s an area where I could do with applying some of the lessons I learned with alcohol in any case.

Hope you’re back on track sooner rather than later and can find a way of making peace with the diet you need to keep you safe and healthy :pray::sparkling_heart:

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Day 17 :heavy_check_mark: yesterday. Struggled to really arrive with it, got some stuff on my mind plus hormones not helping. But kept going and by the end of it, well I wasn’t feeling any less overwhelmed but I did it.

And today, 18 :heavy_check_mark: Centre. Lots of core activation, can really feel it especially after yesterday’s practice. Building strength and stability… From an emotional perspective it helped me too as I am trying to work on looking inward rather than seeking approval and assurance from others. That’s been on my mind for a while but this practice, especially after yesterday, felt like it gave me some focus with that.

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I’m doing breath. Did day 5 yesterday. Sometimes it feels too slow. But I know the slowness is part of the point so I’m trying to go with it.

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Ah can I join?? I finished day 8 today.

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I feel like my strength has improved as a result. Definitely worth slowing down and really making the muscles work! :muscle:

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Always welcome, my friend!

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Day 15 and 16 this morning. Feeling pretty good.

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Day 19 - strength :heavy_check_mark:

Some half push ups, chair and goddess pose, that’s what all the foundation work is for!

Also appreciate the idea that strength can come from taking a pause and making space. Got some turbulence at home (again) and my instinct is to want everything to be sorted out straight away, to feel uneasy in my state of unsureness and indecision. Finding that balance between effort and ease here too.

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I’m a big bulky weightlifting man and have always dismissed the idea of yoga but have taken it up recently and absolutely love it! Can’t imagine going too many days in a row without practicing now.

Just wanted to throw this out here in case there was anyone reading who was unsure about giving it a try.

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