My challenge begins on Wednesday, February 1. In 30 days, I am challenging myself to practice yoga 30 times. I can go everyday for 30 days or double-up on some days, so I can have a day of rest occasionally. (I have never practiced twice in one day; this may be the month I try.)
In preparation, I want to do the following:
- Setup a calendar reminder for each day, so I remember to eat. (I sometimes get really busy during the day and forget to eat lunch. If I wait too long, I can’t eat until AFTER yoga. (Bikram instructors recommend that you eat 2-4 hours prior to your daily practice.)
- Get a pedicure. (Hey, it’s important to have clean and polished feet to present to your fellow yogis. Plus, it helps to keep your mat fresh.)
- Bathe my mat. (I want to give my mat a thorough scrub before Wednesday. It’s kind of like the clean sheet thing–it just feels good AND it’s healthy.)
- Buy tea tree oil and a spray bottle. (A tea tree oil and water concoction will be sprayed on my mat after each use; it’s a green and friendly solution to keeping your mat fresh.)
- Pack a clean change of yoga clothes and towel in my car for spur-of-the-moment decisions to go to the yoga studio. (I generally do not practice during the day. I go in the evenings after picking up my son from school. He hangs out with his daddy while I sweat for 90 minutes. I’d like to go during the day a few times if my schedule permits to give my husband some relief. He’s busy, too.)
- Learn about the energy and resonance of the number 16. (I have always been facsinated by numbers and what they mean and how I am affected by different numbers during different stages/years of my life. So, after I signed up for the challenge, I discovered I am #16 on the challenge board. My wedding was on the October 16. I’ve never been moved to look up 16 for some reason, but now I am. Here is what I found.