November’s Yoga Challenge – Healing Hearts – Week 2

Puppy Pose
Puppy Pose

I’m grateful for my childhood dance teachers for being inspirational and also for my mom for enrolling me in class when I was 4. Dance class was such a huge part of my childhood, it started my love of stretching and fitness. It’s still a huge part of me today. I will always remember Miss Anita-Jean and Miss Laurie with fond memories.

Yoga wall stretch
Yoga wall stretch

I’m grateful for yoga and these yoga challenges. They inspire me to practice and also to learn new things.

Gate pose
Gate Pose

I’m grateful for my healthy body. It takes me where I need to be and lets me do yoga.

Gate pose
Gate Pose
Wall shoulder opener
Wall shoulder opener

I’m grateful for my freedom and for everyone who fought to give me that right. Happy Veterans Day and a huge thank you!

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I’m grateful for chocolate. Dark vegan chocolate.

Lifted bow or wheel pose. Urdhva Dhanurasana
Lifted bow or wheel pose. Urdhva Dhanurasana

I’m grateful for the heat in our house, since it’s 29 and pouring outside.

Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana, Two-Legged Inverted Staff Pose
Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana, Two-Legged Inverted Staff Pose

I’m grateful for the washer and dryer in our house. It was this time last year the dryer (that was 30 years old!) died. And going to the Laundromat for a few years before that was one of my least favorite things. Even though they are material things, I’m so grateful I just have to walk into the garage to do laundry.

 

Related Links:

November Yoga Challenge – Healing Hearts – Week 1

November Yoga Challenge – Healing Hearts

October Yoga Challenge – Let’s Get Flexy

September Yoga Challenge – Balance Basics

August Yoga Challenge – She’s Got Legs

Leave me a comment on Instagram if you’re doing the challenge too!

November’s Yoga Challenge – Healing Hearts – Week 1

This month I’ve really been enjoying the poses in the Healing Hearts yoga challenge. They’ve been poses that open up your heart and are wonderful stretches for your back.This has been one of my favorite sets of poses so far (I know I say that every month) because the poses aren’t necessarily difficult, but they can always be taken a bit deeper to make them more difficult.

Part of the challenge this month is also reflecting on things we are grateful for, so along with each picture, I’ve added my little bit of gratitude for the day.

Downward Facing Dog
Downward Facing Dog

I’m grateful that both of my parents are in good health, and were visiting over weekend.

Upward Facing Dog
Upward Facing Dog

I’m grateful for the house that we live in. We also had a wonderful real estate agent that went above and beyond for us.

Warrior I
Warrior I

I’m grateful for work and the really wonderful people that I work with.

Warrior I
Warrior I
Chair Pose
Chair Pose

I’m grateful for the right to vote!

Reverse Warrior
Reverse Warrior

I’m grateful for all the companies that are making vegan products more mainstream. Companies like Daiya Foods, SO Delicious, and Gardein that offer amazing alternatives to meat and dairy.

Bow Pose
Bow Pose

I’m grateful for my fur baby, Fox. He found me after only two weeks of living alone in my first apartment. He used to sleep on top of my chest every night and would sit in the tub when I showered. He’s in a bunch of my yoga photos because he knows I’ll sit on the floor and cuddle with him.

Yoga Block Stretch
Yoga Block Stretch

I’m grateful for people who have reached out to me when I’ve felt shy or closed off. Sometimes I have a hard time opening up to people and I’m grateful for those that have looked past that and connected with me anyway.

Related Links:

November Yoga Challenge – Healing Hearts

October Yoga Challenge – Let’s Get Flexy

September Yoga Challenge – Balance Basics

August Yoga Challenge – She’s Got Legs

July Yoga Challenge – Independence ARMy Challenge

Leave me a comment on Instagram if you’re doing the challenge too!

November’s Yoga Challenge – Healing Hearts

Healing Hearts Yoga Challenge

November’s yoga challenge is a Healing Hearts challenge. Every day features a pose to help open your heart and also gives you an opportunity to reflect on what you’re grateful for.

This month’s challenge is sponsored by Shaktiactivewear, and hosted by the always amazing @KinoYoga and @beachyogagirl.

Related Links:

October Yoga Challenge – Let’s Get Flexy

September Yoga Challenge – Balance Basics

August Yoga Challenge – She’s Got Legs

July Yoga Challenge – Independence ARMy Challenge

June Yoga Challenge – Summer Splits

Leave me a comment on Instagram if you’re doing the challenge too!

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