With so much time at home these days, you’re probably getting a bit antsy regarding your yoga practice. Chances are, you’re not spending nearly as much time in your local studio as you used to. And you’re not getting the social interaction you once had with your fellow yogis and teacher.
You’ve likely deepened your at-home practice. I know I have. But, I’ve also gotten a bit bored.
There’s only so much time I want to spend in my home, working, cleaning, and exercising. This lockdown has felt downright depressing sometimes.
It’s easy to let yourself fall deeper into the doldrums without experiencing the uplifting experience of a yoga class in a brick and mortar yoga studio.
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So, what’s a semi-desperate yogi to do? The answer is simple. Try a 30-day yoga challenge!
In this article, we’ll explore some of the benefits of a 30-day yoga challenge, so you can decide whether there’s one out there that’s right for you!
What is a 30-Day Yoga Challenge?
This is an easy question to answer, and I probably don’t need to answer it for you. But, just in case you’re wondering, a 30-day yoga challenge is just as it sounds.
For 30 days, you’ll get to follow a well-crafted yoga program by a teacher online to guide you through the practice. You’ll likely join a community of yogis with whom you can share your experience, and motivate and inspire each other.
For 30 days, you’ll commit yourself to the program which can very well have wonderfully lasting effects on your practice.
Now is the Perfect Time to Try a 30-Day Yoga Challenge
This point is pretty straightforward. With the lockdown from this pandemic, we’re all looking for a community with whom to connect. And if we’re gonna do an online practice, the 30-day yoga challenge gives us something fun to look forward to—every day, for 30 days.
Instead of just going to YouTube and picking out random yoga videos, a 30-day challenge gives us the structure many of us need in order to stay dedicated to a daily at-home practice. With so many yoga studios closed at this time, this truly is the perfect time in history to try a 30-day yoga challenge!
Get to Know Your Teacher’s Style
Most yoga challenges are led by one teacher. This gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in one teacher’s particular style of teaching, which is always fun.
Every teacher has something unique to bring to the table, and you’ll likely take something positive away from your yoga challenge teacher, and integrate that one special thing into your own lifelong practice.
Connect With Yogis Around the World
Most 30-day yoga challenges have a specific portal through which to connect with all the guys and gals taking part in the challenge. You get to have a profile that allows you to communicate with your fellow yogis, many of which live in various countries all over the world.
What a wonderful way to connect with and grow the global yoga tribe! You may even find a pen pal—one with whom you could even meet in person one day!
Many 30-Day Yoga Challenges Are Free
Some of us are out of work, and some of us are working but have lost partial work. We’re all in a different boat financially, and a free way to practice yoga online may just be what the doctor ordered.
While most online yoga programs are relatively cheap, some of us don’t want to commit to them. A monthly yoga challenge that’s free is an ideal way to find out if you're the type of person that can remain dedicated to an at-home practice. ‘Cause practicing online isn’t for everyone! And that’s perfectly ok!
What to Expect From a 30-Day Yoga Challenge?
If you’re wondering what to expect from a 30-day yoga challenge, you’re not alone—they’re all different.
Some offer short practices each day, which last anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes. Others are going to give you a 30-minute yoga class each day, while others will last even longer.
Lucky for you, there are so many to choose from, and it’s up to you to decide what you’re up for. I suggest you pick one that you really can show up for every day.
You may want to start with the shorter daily practices if this is your first challenge, as it’s fun to commit to showing up each day and sharing your experiences with the community.
Where to Find a 30-Day Yoga Challenge?
Just do a Google search, and you’ll find various challenges come up. Read through the landing page of each one to see what they offer.
You’ll likely see one that fits the bill right away. Then, all you have to do is sign up, and voila! You’re on your way to a happier, healthier you!
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