I want to stretch my limits! While I'm not setting a concrete goal regarding some of the tougher poses (such as headstand and handstand) that I've been struggling with, I want to harness my bravery and experiment. Whether this means setting up my mat near the wall or asking instructors for demonstrations and help after class, I need to take the next step for my practice to grow.
I want to fully commit to meditation. The mental benefits of a regular meditation practice will be invaluable going into the next few months. I'm hoping Mike will join me for this part of the program.
I want to dramatically decrease my coffee intake through juicing. Since the fall, I've been starting every day with a homemade almond milk latte. While this is much healthier than buying lattes at coffee shops and I love the ritual of making coffee every morning, I recently discovered that fresh juice on an empty stomach is just as energizing as my morning cup o' joe, if not more. As more of my favorite fruits and veggies are coming into season, I hope to juice on a regular basis, and gradually incorporate more vegetables into my juice.
I will update you on my progress on a weekly basis! I also think having a record of the program will be beneficial in remembering the long-term lessons of the program.
So there you have it! I'm certifiably insane. Though somehow, 40 days of yoga seems a lot less scary than running 10 miles , and I've already done that, so bring it on!