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I don’t know about you, but this year has me feeling stagnant.
I’m coming out of a hot and humid summer ready to knock off some cobwebs. I was trying all of the things that had been working to rebuild a connection with myself and to find my energy again. Meditation, journaling, crystals, oils, sporadic yoga practice. But I was still coming up empty. I finally realized what I was missing was a practice of physical discipline.
Physical discipline goes hand-in-hand with shaking up my life.
The times where I changed my life were the times where I felt physically powerful and was pursuing a goal that included moving my body. I started my coaching business as I was training for a marathon. I completed 1000+ days of Daily Yoga Practice while I was learning how to teach. Discipline and commitment builds discipline and commitment.
Tapas isn’t just a delicious type of food, my friends.
Tapas is a piece of yoga philosophy that teaches about discipline for the sake of the lessons that come from discipline. Tapas is where we come face-to-face with what we tend to hide by showing up consistently. How we do one thing is how we do everything. So if we show up for a consistent physical practice, we teach ourselves to show up consistently in our relationships, our work, our homes. A commitment to a physical practice teaches us how to be resistant or tired or angry and SHOW UP ANYWAY.
Showing up for yourself and maintaining a consistent physical discipline will empower you in all areas of your life.
Structured and gradual physical challenge reminds you that you have all you need to stand up and stand out in your life.
A physical practice will remind you of your presence, your voice, and your POWER.
Regular physical practice has been shown to help you manage your emotions, improve your thinking, and sleep better at night.
You will show yourself that you can do things that you didn’t think possible. And then you can apply that belief in yourself to all pieces of your life.
But let’s be clear…
This is not a weight loss program. I will not mention anything about weight, calories, or speed. And I will actively discourage you from thinking in this way as well.
You will learn to approach this process as a work-in, not a work-out. You will come to your mat to learn who you are, not to change who you are. The intention is to build your relationship with yourself - spiritually, emotionally, and physically. And to offer gentle and consistent challenge.
You do not have to be classically “good” at yoga or even know anything about yoga. I cannot do a handstand nor do my hands touch the ground in a forward fold. When I was running, I came in in the last 10% (if not absolute last) in most of the races I ran.
Being the best has nothing to do with the benefits of a physical ritual.
Why am I the yoga teacher for you?
I have over five years of extensive study on teaching yoga both with and without modifications and props.
I am trained as a master’s level mental health counselor that knows how to motivate and inspire.
I am a RRCA certified running coach that has created dozens of training plans to challenge and train your body from absolute zero.
How will we do it?
We will begin on the Autumn Equinox with one sun salutation. That’s all. It will take 2-3 minutes.
And we will end on the Winter Solstice with one hundred and eight sun salutations. That will take a while, but you’ll be ready.
I will guide you every step of the way.
You will receive:
A “training plan” beginning Monday, September 23 and ending Saturday, December 21. It will detail a daily practice of yoga movements and/or meditation.
Video instruction on completing a Sun Salutation on your mat.
Video instruction on completing a Sun Salutation at the wall.
Audio recordings of 1, 5, and 10 Sun Salutations so I can be right there with you.
All of this for a one-time investment of $108.
You will receive the entire program VIA EMAIL on Monday, September 23.
On Monday, you will stand on your mat and I will guide you through one – just one – Sun Salutation. And you will be on your way.
But you won’t be alone.
I’m also including a PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP where we will encourage and motivate each other. I will be in this group daily to answer any questions that may arise as you follow your plan.
We will have a LIVE KICK OFF CALL via Zoom on Monday, September 23 at 7pm Eastern. We will introduce ourselves, flow through our first Sun Salutation Live, and practice a meditation. A recording of this call will be available.
Here’s the kicker – we don’t have any time to waste.
The equinox is MONDAY. It is almost time to rock and roll.
Questions? Email me at Krissie@theyogastill.com
As with any physical endeavor, please consult your doctor with any concerns regarding new physical movement in your life.