I have a few general yoga-related posts coming up (including a yoga wear round up, of course!), but I felt the need to give you an update today on my slowly blossoming yoga practice. Since before the holidays, I’ve consistently practiced yoga 6 days out of the week, and I think I’ve found my weekly yoga magic combination. A little bit of Iyengar, a little bit of Vinyasa (both heated and not), and my very favorite, restorative yoga. I love this schedule because it keeps things fresh, and it’s allowing me to figure out which specific direction, if any, I want to take. Also, I’m realizing that there’s absolutely no end to learning. Decades of learning. I mean, before trying yoga, I was concerned that not having specific, tangible goals for myself would take it’s toll. (You know how much I like tracking runs and times and so forth.) Then, after a few classes, I realized how much I wanted to attempt crow pose. Crow pose, people. That is my goal right now. Baby steps.
(If you are considering trying yoga and need a little confidence, read these inspiring comments.)
As you can imagine, practicing this much means I’m popping into my yoga studio quite frequently. I really love Ekam because everyone is so warm and non-threatening, and the space itself is new and beautiful. (And super clean – you know I’m a stickler about this.) To be honest, I had tried out many studios this past year and was starting to think I couldn’t find the trifecta of great teachers, clean spaces, and a robust schedule. Thank goodness one of my neighbors mentioned Ekam because it’s perfect for me.
I’m really excited because the radiant Alysa agreed to help me out with a giveaway for my local peeps. Ekam Yoga is offering 3 months of unlimited yoga to 1 lucky winner. You could go every day if you wanted, hell, you could go twice a day. Talk about some Zen, people. (And some majorly stretched out hammies.) To enter, click here for Ekam’s class descriptions and leave a comment telling me which class you’d like to try. You can also enter more than once – see details below. The giveaway ends January 20th. Good luck!
StephanieJanuary 13, 2014 at 9:10 am
This is awesome! I live in a small town in the Central Valley , with no Yoga studio nearby., but your inspiring words about practicing makes me wish we had an option.
EricaJanuary 13, 2014 at 9:27 am
I’ve been out of practice for a few years due to my crazy Mom schedule and studio prices and locations. You’re posts are so inspiring and make me want to get back to my practice. Thank you!
CaleeJanuary 13, 2014 at 9:44 am
My plan for 2013 was to get back into Yoga. So much for that. But this year! It would be so good to feel good in my own body again.
Kristen HowertonJanuary 13, 2014 at 10:14 am
I love the idea of the Karma class!
LaurenJanuary 13, 2014 at 10:26 am
I would LOVE the Restorative or Sculpt class. Everyone keeps telling me to try yoga – but I just haven’t had the courage to buckle down and pay for classes! This would be awesome…
MarkHowertonJanuary 13, 2014 at 10:42 am
Megan @ Mama BubJanuary 13, 2014 at 10:48 am
I would love to try the Vinyasa class.
StaceyJanuary 13, 2014 at 10:57 am
Wow, what a great giveaway for us locals! I’d LOVE to do the restorative class for de-stressing, but I’d also love to do the power sculpt and the sculpt/pilates after I have my daughter to get back in shape:).
TracyJanuary 13, 2014 at 11:10 am
Vinyasa and the tune up class sound wonderful!
LisaJanuary 13, 2014 at 11:12 am
I would like to try a Restorative class!!!
Katie GreenlawJanuary 13, 2014 at 11:32 am
I’d love to try the Restorative class.
BrandiJanuary 13, 2014 at 11:44 am
JessicaJanuary 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm
I’d love to try the Iyengar simply because I never have before. I also love vinyasa and a sculpt class :) I’m so close to the studio and would love to incorporate more yoga into my life. Thank you for hosting this!
VictoriaJanuary 13, 2014 at 12:46 pm
I can’t do crow yet either and it’s been two years for me. Here is an article I wrote recently for elephant journal about the fears of yoga newbies and how to get over them for anyone who wants to start a practice but is a little unsure: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/12/the-top-10-fears-of-yoga-newbies-how-to-get-over-them/
angelaJanuary 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm
Looking forward to your post on yoga wear. I’ve been taking a bikram class aprox. 3x/wk for about a year. I’ve been wearing the same exact top and bottom for every class. Bought at lulu. For a lot of cash. I can’t justify another top/bottom at about 60 bucks each when I am already spending 150/mo for the yoga. So I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with. And hopefully it’s something other than lulu. I am not even that impressed. When I wore their tank for the first time (after I washed it), my white towel that we lay on our mat had turned the color of my tank after the sweaty class. ~namaste