Sunday, March 11, 2012
Yoga Challenge - March 2012
"Give me 60 Days and I will change your life" ~ Bikram
Daily yoga has always been and will always be the most effective
way to make progress in your practice. Making 'progress' in your
yoga practice is not about who is more flexible, or trying to look
perfect in a posture. Progress is much more of an internal
experience than it is external. While everyone experiences this
very differently, we know the overall result of a daily yoga is
improved benefits to your health and vitality.
To help motivate our yoga family to experience the benefits of
daily yoga, we are hosting a studio wide 30 Day Yoga Challenge this
March. Many of you have signed up, about 45 students in Farmington
Hills, and 55 students in Troy, most doing the 30 Day Yoga
Challenge, with about ten doing a 60 Day Challenge!
More exciting for the greater area is that our neighboring Bikram
Yoga studios in Northville and Grosse
Pointe are also hosting a 30 Day Yoga Challenge this month.
It's our hope to have more Metro Detroit-ers than ever practicing
daily Bikram Yoga and sweating their way to better heath!
Now that we are about 1/3 through the 30 Day Challenge, as
expected the complaints are rolling in... aches, soreness,
stiffness, bruises etc. Even though it sounds a little rough, it's
very common! If you aren't used to daily yoga, you may experience
these things but rest assured soon they will be a distant memory
and your practice will be stronger than ever.
If you are struggling at all, keep this in mind.... take your
Yoga Challenge one day at at time, one class at a time, one posture
at a time! Don't worry what's to come, how many days left,
etc. You can do it, one day at time!
Be sure to read up on senior teacher Erika Budson's advice on the
30 Day Yoga Challenge here.
And if you haven't read the Oprah Magazine article about a Bikram
Yoga student on the 60 Day Challenge, check it out here Part 1 & Part 2
If you missed out on this group Challenge (Troy Challenge
now closed to new sign-ups, Farmington Hills still room for
sign-ups until March 15th) don't worry we will have another
group opportunity later this year, or you can always do a personal
Challenge anytime throughout the year!
Ian O'Laughlin, Director
Detroit Bikram in Farmington Hills & Troy