It is bittersweet when an Intagram challenge ends. I love it because enjoy having a challenge everyday, and seeing where I need to improve in my practice. But, I know I annoy my family and friends by asking to take the shots. I decided I’ll just do them every 4 months or so.
Here is what the second half of my challenge looked like. (You can read about the first half HERE.)
Day 19: This is lolasana…one of those poses that looks a whole lot easier than it really is. If you look at my face, you can tell that I am pretty much, “oofing.” My friend Shanna and I were talking about incorporating this into our practice more regularly…if you can do lolasana with ease, you can do pretty much any arm balance!
Day 20: Plank… I tried to be creative and do this on a bench!
Day 21: Bujapidasana. Another one of those that takes some major core strength.
Day 24: Fallen Angel…easily my favorite arm balance. This is one of those that look hard, but is actually pretty easy!
Day 25: Bird of Paradise
Day 26: I shot a VIDEO of Dancer. To Outkast….how cool is it that you can add music to your videos? #imsorrymsjackson
Day 28: Dolphin. This was a little out of my comfort zone. Not the pose. The whole bathing suit deal, and then the poor people behind me. I looked past the physical flaws and saw a strong, flexible body with enough confidence to rock out a yoga pose on the beach. Stepping out of your comfort zone is CRUCIAL for growth and happiness. I have seen it time and time again in my own life.
Which leads me into my Project 12 for October! I am stepping out of my comfort zone yet again. Stay tuned!
I am thinking social media breaks, makeup bans, new foods, and possibly taking a class! I would love to hear your ideas!