The start of a new season is the perfect opportunity to try something new and challenge yourself. Why not get out of your comfort zone and try a yoga challenge? It might sound intimidating, but challenging yourself to practice yoga every day, and even trying a few new things can be the best way to get out of a rut, and start a fresh season.
Still need convincing? Here are just a few reasons to join a yoga challenge today.
Learn New Things
If you’re a beginner with your yoga practice, you might not know that many poses or techniques. A yoga challenge is a great way to learn new poses quickly and get up to speed with the fundamentals of a yoga practice. They’re also great for those who are used to the practice, but who might want to try something a little different to their usual style of yoga. By doing a class every day, you’re opening your mind up to try new things, and finding out what styles of yoga you like.
If you’re not a beginner, a yoga challenge is a great way to learn all the different variations of poses that you might not have the time to try out in your day to day practice. You can also take some time to try out your own variations and changes to the poses. This can be a chance to really hone in on your preferred yoga style.
Connect With Other Yogis
One of the great things about trying something new is that you get to meet like-minded people. By signing up for a yoga challenge, you’ll meet other people who also have a passion for yoga, and you can make some new friends along the way!
The yoga community can be full of kind and supportive people, and a yoga challenge is a perfect way to connect with someone new!
Once you’ve signed up for a challenge, it can also help by having a like-minded community around you that can help keep you accountable. It could be so easy to give up, or make excuses, but the support from other yogis could be the thing that keeps you going! Everyone's strengths and weaknesses are different, and it can be easy to give up. But making new friends along the way can help motivate you to keep on your challenge!
We all know that yoga is a great form of exercise to keep your body strong. Doing a yoga challenge can challenge your body and make you stronger than if you just practice every now and again. Moving your body through a class a day will help in weight loss, toning, flexibility, and detoxification. A yoga challenge can push your body and make you overall more fitter, and you’ll reap the benefits in your daily life too.
Yoga can help to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as make our bodies fitter. By signing up to a yoga challenge, and challenging yourself to get on the mat every day, you’ll notice significant improvements in your stress and anxiety levels. You can learn how to use your breath to clear stressful thoughts, and by doing this everyday, you’ll eventually start to take these techniques off the mat - reducing anxiety in your everyday life.
Establish a Regular Yoga Practice
At the end of your challenge, you would have practiced yoga every day - probably much more than you were before. If you think you don't have time for a regular practice, or find reasons not to get on the mat, a challenge will change your perspective, and help you to find the time every day to practice.
Convinced? Start your Fall or Spring season off on a good note, with our 2-week yoga challenge starting on the equinox. This challenge is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners. It is here to support you in overall well-being, physically and mentally. Participants will receive their class choices every day in their inbox and connect with other participants from all over the world throughout the challenge.
By Amy Cavill
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