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Tales of an Ashtangi

I’m sure that those of you who consistently read my blog posts have figured out by now that I am a woman who doesn’t know what she wants. A few months ago I was diligently weight training 6 days a week and now I’m suddenly a “dedicated yogi”? What gives?

To be honest, I don’t know. I have been spending a lot of time trying to figure out me. Who am I? What am I that isn’t what other people want/expect me to be? What DO I like? So, yes, right now I am a dedicated yogi. I love yoga. I love reading about yoga, I love doing yoga, I love how much happier I am on the days I’ve done yoga. Literally nothing bad has come into my life since starting a dedicated practice, and I hope that I stay committed and it always keeps me this happy and excited to be alive.

All that being said, I am officially starting 100 Days of Yoga TODAY! I’ve been thinking about this for a few days now and since it’s still stuck in my mind, I decided to roll with it. I tried this before on Giveit100, then I moved back to the states from Greece and my whole life went way out of whack and never quite got back to the same calm routine I was used to while I was there. I won’t be using that website again and I will not be including pictures/videos every day, just because my yoga space is not very picture-friendly and I do yoga alone most days, so it’s just not reasonable for me to expect to get a picture every day. I will try to include them when I can, especially when I do a new pose for the first time or if I get super excited about something, i.e. first time holding Grasshopper pose (Parsva Bhuja Dandasana). This is Big News for me because I tried it just a few weeks ago and couldn’t even get into the prep pose:

Look at that smile :)

Look at that smile 🙂

I’m also not going to dedicated myself to daily posting, because I know I can’t commit to that with my schedule. I plan to shoot for 4-5 days a week, and if I get six, good for me. Most days will be Ashtanga, but I have started taking hot yoga at my local studio, so that will count as well. I am going to dedicate myself to posting MOST days, catch-ups allowed, and I am dedicating myself to NOT GIVING UP until I reach 100 days, no matter how long that 100 days lasts.

I am also planning on re-vamping the blog to make it more yoga-centric. I have a lot of yoga reading in my future, so maybe I’ll even be able to TALK about what I’m doing past “yeah, I really like this!”

That’s all for now, beautiful people. Namaste.