So, this is very nice on paper, but how does it work in practice? Let me find that out for you: I will be testing different 30 Day Trials here, starting right now. For the first (and probably all following) 30 day trial run, I decided on the following criteria:
It was fairly easy for me to pick my subject. It has been on my to-do list for the longest time, it’s something that does NOT come natural to me AT ALL, and that would really improve an area of my life if I did it 30 days in a row. So. Bingo.
I like the occasional messing around at home on my yoga mat. I do it when I feel like it, when my muscles are sore, when I really miss yoga. As long as it’s non-commital, I’m good. But I’ve never been able to create a consistent pattern of at home practice: I give up after only a few tries. After two years of practicing in a studio, a studio full of great, inspiring people and teachers, in the heat that I love, doing the postures that I love most, it is very unnatural to me to practice yoga this way. I’m usually back in class after I’ve tried it one or two days in a row.
But it would be so beneficial for me to have a yoga routine that I can do in the morning before work. Or after work. A routine that takes less time (and travel), that doesn’t come with a bag of sweaty, gross clothes and that lets yoga be an even more integral, important part of my life. Both my physical fitness as my mental focus would really benefit from it, as well as my discipline in general – I really want to train that.
I’m really trying to look at it as an experiment, which is why I want to be able to answer the following questions by the end of the 30 days.