Guys. I’m so excited to share this with you, I just can’t even deal. I hope you’re sitting down.
If you follow me on instagram, you may have already seen the news. But…
I have been participating in challenges since December, and it’s been amazing for my practice. It’s made me more consistent, and it’s pushed me to try poses I never thought were possible.
I daydreamed about hosting my own challenge, but I never thought I really would. I was too insecure and self-conscious and generally terrified. Then this happened:
A daydream come true! After some fast and furious planning – deciding on a theme, choosing poses, finding sponsors, and planning outreach – the challenge was born: #sweathappywithyoga. And we would LOVE to have you join us!!!
How it works
If you’ve never done an instagram yoga challenge before, here is how it works. There will be a new pose each day that one of us will post the night before. To participate, you post a picture of your best attempt at the pose tagging each of us and using #sweathappywithyoga. That’s it! Easy right?
Unlike a lot of the yoga challenges on ig, ours is targeted more to beginners and intermediates. There will be a few more challenging postures, but one of us will always post a beginner variation to keep the challenge truly accessible to all levels.
Goal of the challenge
Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings, making it the perfect time to start practicing yoga or recommit to a regular practice. Our goal is to encourage a daily practice, no matter the level and no matter how short. As I talked about in my guest post for Amy, advanced poses are fun, but yoga doesn’t have to be complicated to change your life. Simple poses are often the most powerful.
Yoga also doesn’t have to be an enormous time commitment. For years I rarely practiced for more than 30 minutes, and I frequently practiced for only 15 minutes once a week, but the physical, mental, and emotional benefits were still enormous. Even five minutes a day can change your life. So whether you are just getting started or are looking to rededicate yourself, this challenge is perfect for you. 🙂
Rules and sponsors
All the rules are laid out in detail here on instagram, and we will continue to share them as the challenge gets closer, so I won’t go into them here. Everyone is welcome to participate, the rules are just important if you want to be eligible for prizes. 🙂
Speaking of prizes, we are still hoping to get more, but for now, we have two fabulous sponsors. The shop SuperLoveTees (that I posted about recently) is providing one of their awesome tanks for a winner, and The Zen Muse is offering this gorgeous necklace.
Since this challenge is all kinds of marvelous, I’m linking up with Katie <3
Questions: So, are you joining us or what?? You know you want to!! 🙂 If not, I guess you can tell me about something else marvelous in your life. 😉 [P.S. I’m behind on responding to comments again, but I promise I’ve read and loved them all and will be responding sooooon. xo]