Hey all! I just wanted to share with you two yoga challenges I will be participating in soon. I've been wanting to try yoga for a while now, for more flexibility and for weight loss. I think if you're looking to challenge your body in a more gentle way than traditional exercising, this could work for you. Both of these challenges are for September.
The first one is the #BalanceBasics challenge hosted by @laurasykora @beachyogagirl and @kinoyoga. These ladies will be providing poses and modifications, for all levels. They'll be posting pictures daily and there will be prizes for participating! The challenge is sponsored by +Athleta (@athleta) who you will have to follow, as well as the hosts, to participate. Just make sure to use the hashtag #balancebasics when you post pictures and/or videos of your poses. You can find the poses here: http://instagram.com/p/
The next challenge is for everyone, but is especially targeted for us curvy girls. It's the #sizedoesntmatter challenge hosted by @mynameisjessamyn and @yoga_davina. This challenge is sponsored by @yogablissbox, @buddha_pants, and @invertyoselfclothing (you have to follow the hosts and sponsors to participate). This challenge also has great prizes for participating! You can find the poses here: http://instagram.com/p/sLgGQOkO_2/. There will be poses and modifications, and I believe this one will be more beginner-friendly. Just make sure to use the hashtag #sizedoesntmatter when you post pictures and/or videos of your poses.
I started trying some of the poses, and yes some are harder than others. These are challenges, so CHALLENGE YOURSELF! Even if you spend the next month focusing on perfecting one pose, just go for it. I am working every day on my balance and flexibility. I am a beginner with yoga, but every journey begins with a single step. Think of how much I will have accomplished 3 months from now. Everyone's gotta start somewhere.
Check these fierce ladies out and let me know if you'll be participating in the comments below. Also, if you recommend following anyone else for newbie yogis? And by the way, you can find me on Instagram @k_hiraldo.
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