Last year, when I signed up for Yoga With Adriene’s January challenge – Breath – I had every intention on becoming more consistent with yoga in 2021. That didn’t work out. I never did Breath in order, and I only finished the last of the videos in early December. I don’t know exactly how many yoga workouts I did in 2021, but it was probably less than 50. There were a lot of good reasons for this. A ganglion cyst in my wrist kept me from doing much for the first five months of the year, and the ensuing surgery and recovery has continued to keep me away. To this day, I can’t stretch the back of my wrist fully, so I still can’t put a lot of pressure on it. Furthermore, I began to focus far more attention on hiking with a weekly hiking challenge that took up a LOT of my time. Then there was the four months of summer where I was injured and sick and in the hospital, followed by the remainder of the year as my health grew steadily worse. It’s not been a good year!
But this post isn’t about the crap year I’ve had. This is about yoga, and the new year. The January Challenge for the year has been announced – Move. Once again, I’ve signed up. Even if I don’t finish for months, my goal is to once again become more consistent with yoga. My body is unilaterally more healthy when yoga is a regular part of my life, and it’s time for me to return to that. That begins with Move.
I can’t stress just how wonderful Adriene’s yoga challenges are. They’re adaptable to all fitness levels, they’re great for mental health, and it just makes me smile to hear her voice every day. I’m really looking forward to this renewal, and returning to a place of better inner peace. It’s definitely one of my favorite times of the year!