Day 22 – 5 Minutes of Meditation Is All You Need

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Nice job on making it this far! This is the last week of the 28-Day Spring Yoga Challenge.  The main difference between this week and last week, will be the added meditation classes.

Today your class is A Little Bit of Everything* followed by Mini Meditation.

If you are taking the beginner classes, try Everything You Need followed by Mini Meditation.

Continue your physical practice with your new open minded approach.  Pay attention to exactly what you are capable of doing each day, attempting to not be attached to what you did yesterday or last week, not worrying about what comes next.   Up until now, we’ve been journaling about our experience with a different focus each week.  This week, instead of writing, you will begin a 5-minute guided meditation. Even if you find the meditation challenging at first, I encourage you to stick with it just for a week and see if you notice a reduction in stress, a better nights sleep or enhanced concentration.  The journaling was there as an exercise for you to begin to pay attention to your mind and your reactions to thoughts.  Now you’ll be doing the same thing, just sitting still.  Don’t worry, your mind isn’t as scary as you think, nor is sitting still.  Remember, they’re just thoughts and the breath is always there to come back to.

The nutrition portion of the Challenge varies slightly this week, as well. We’ve been focused on “crowding out”, but now we are going to be eliminating foods that may cause allergies, intolerances and/or sensitivities.  Discover what both Joanna and I learned from our own elimination diets.

Share your experience and final thoughts on the 28-Day Spring Yoga Challenge on our Facebook Group page.

Tomorrow’s class is Strength & Stretch + Mini Meditation.

Change is possible.

Alexandria Crow

* This class uses blocks and a strap. If you do not have blocks, use books, and substitute a soft belt for a strap.

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