Ever since I started posting about in on my social media channels, I received loads of questions regarding the Yoga challenge I am currently doing. To make it easier for both you and I, I decided to share my experience in this quick review with you.
My 30 Days of Yoga Experience
The program I followed through with was the 30 Days of Yoga challenge by YogaWithAdriene on Youtube. It’s a free online course, providing you with a 15 to 30 minutes yoga video each and every day for a whole month. So all you have to do is sign up and you’ll receive an email each morning with your new video and a free plan to print on day one.
The emails you’ll receive, however, do not only give you the link to the day’s video but also have a nice resolution or mantra for you to follow through during the practice as well as the day. The emails look somewhat like this:
Hi Kerstin!! Okay, so… real talk. In Yoga… IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOU DO – BUT HOW YOU DO IT. And don’t even get me started on mindless running on the treadmill. We have an opportunity here – 30 Day Of Yoga – to do something. To actually make a shift, a journey, a crack, a run for it – back to our true self. We have an opportunity here – to let tend to it all, to let the heart take the lead vocals and to let the body and breath harmonize. But YOU gotta bring it.
What do you need for the 30 Days of Yoga Challenge?
All you need to participate is access to the internet and maybe a yoga mat or towel. No fancy skills or tools needed. Just hop on your mat, put on some comfy clothes and access your video for the day via the email you received. There’s also the option to download the videos so you can watch them while on the go and lacking internet connection. Awesome!
So how did it go for me?
I did the whole challenge in about 35 days because I skipped some due to lack of time and/or not feeling well. And I absolutely loved it. Yoga has always been something I desperately wanted to try and I’m so happy I followed through with this 30 Days of Yoga Challenge.
It’s been fun but also forced me to stick to a routine for a whole month – something I definitely am not used to doing. Adriene also is super lovely and kind. It’s great to listen to her and she explains the moves in a way that makes it possible for even the unpracticed beginners to follow her and keep up with what she’d doing.
Was it like I imagined Yoga to be? NO, not at all! Yoga is a lot of things but not easy. However, I never actually felt exhausted while doing my practice. It was like I was in a mind-state where I couldn’t be bothered if the plank was killing my muscles or not. But afterward… boy did I sweat and oh wow have I been sore.
However, when I say that it was exhausting I do not want to discourage you from doing – consider it a challenge… for your body and your mind.
30 Days of Yoga – The Results
The results I saw after only 30 days of daily yoga are incredible. Especially my back and arms are so much more toned and I gained a lot of strength. Every day I felt an improvement in my postures and not once did I think of having to do yoga but being allowed to do it. Now, after my 30 days are over I still try to maintain my yoga morning ritual… I get up, have my cup of coffee and then do a 15-30 minute yoga practice and it helps me so much, both physically AND mentally.
So if you are anything like me and you want to try Yoga without having to go to a public class then sign up for her program. I promise – you will love it!