Bikram 101: Do Not Try. Just Do.

Author: Heather Molina / Labels:

There's no denying it... Taking on a Bikram yoga challenge of any length takes some serious planning. Work travel, long weekends away, time with family, drinks and meeting up with friends, hectic work/school schedules... They can all become obstacles to truly completing a challenge.


But there's no need to panic or be overwhelmed at the idea of getting your practice in with everything else you've got going on at the same time. Good gosh no! The idea behind the 101-day challenge (or any challenge length, for that matter) is to go every day. Every. Single. Day. Which makes it important to think of your yoga practice part of your natural day. Just like showering. And work. And sleep.

Here is what I have done to help make the addition to my day easier once the challenge begins:
  • Told everyone around me that I am doing the challenge, that it is a huge priority, and therefore will have limited availability after work most days.
  • Rescheduled a tropical vacation away with my husband for early May.
  • Put in place a plan to get to work early, that way I can avoid feeling trapped and have to work late.
This may or may not work for you. But the bottom line is to not let your practice be something you have to "try to fit" into your day. Just make it a regular part of your day. Period.

As one wise character once said, "Do. Or do not. There is no "try.'"

10 comments:

Bex said...

This is what I am trying to do! I have downloaded the schedules from the 3 studios in my area and am trying to map out a weekly plan (that fits in with my work and school schedule) so that I can make it to a class *everyday* -- really looking forward to making this challenge work for me!

bikramyogachick said...

Amen sister! We are going to knock this one out of the park! Great job on the blog. I've added the badge and also wrote a couple of posts to promote it. I'll add people to the blogroll as they let me know they are "in". :)

Big G said...

I'm in. Of course, I'm already at 117 classes in 112 days, so it'll just be a continuation of my own personal challenge:) My blog is anotherversionoftruth.blogspot.com.

thedancingj said...

I heart Yoda. AND yoga. I'm in, of course, sign me up on that there sidebar please. :) As a sidenote, is there a way to make the badge more... legible? Lookit how it looks on my page... I stuck it on there, but it's looking kinda weird and you really can't tell what it says... sorry I've been slacking on the feedback...

The Missus said...

That's awesome guys!!!

Dancing J...So funny... the badge looked good in Safari, where I built it. But then I logged into Chrome and Explorer and realized it was blurry. I will try to work on that this week. Promise!

Mary said...

The blog is looking great! If you need any assistance with the badge, I'd love to help! It'd be way more fun than making the dry business icons I'm doing for work right now. :)

thedancingj said...

YAY! Thanks Mary, that looks fabulous! :)

Wendy said...

So looking forward to it!

lz said...

I've decided to embark on this! I just created a blog for this challenge :)

tessism said...

I've committed and have cleared up my schedule to devote myself to this. I will go to class every day by any means necessary. Day 2 down, 99 to go!

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