Grow with the Float: A November Yoga Challenge

This week is the end of October and we start a fresh month.

November, to me, always signifies the beginning of Christmas preparations, even though December 25th seems far far away. But if you’re like me, you are already making a list and checking it twice, trying to figure out how these presents and food items will all fit in your budget. It seems Thanksgiving gets totally glossed over with Christmas shopping sales and Black Friday.

But this year I want to make sure I am being intentional about slowing down and really savoring the fall– after all, it is my very favorite season.

It would have to be something to ground me, humble me, get me outside and trying something new instead of reverting to the same old habits of rushing around. Something to get me to look at things in a fresh way, to slow down and appreciate life. Something that forces me to breathe.

FullSizeRender (3)I was on my Instagram feed a few days ago– I follow some incredibly amazing people, from photographers, bloggers, fitness queens, fashionistas, my favorite famous musicians, and all the way to dearly loved personal friends. But one account that I follow called @coffeeandrainbows–a really amazing mamma who shares my passion for caffeine and headstands– popped up in my feed with the hashtag #GrowWithTheFloat. The picture is here on the blog, so I don’t need to describe it to you.

The #GoWithTheFloat Challenge is this:

Each day, the IG accounts @upsidedownmama, @coffeeandrainbows, @casa_colibri, and @natashawinter will give followers a different pose to jump/float to. This will build tons of core strength and also the necessary strength for press work. Even if you can’t float into the pose, you can always try to do the pose with them.

And here’s the part I loved– they “decided to keep it simple”– no sponsors or prizes or entries. Just working on the practice of yoga together for the first 12 days of November.

What a perfectly mindful, humbling, inspiring, and strengthening way to start a new month. I know this will challenge me and force me into a mindset of acceptance, determination, perseverance, and peacefulness.

I will be honest, I will not be able to do all of these poses very well. However, building physical strength is definitely one of my goals, I thought I’d share this challenge with you all so you can join in as well.

You will be seeing these poses on my goal list for the month of November.

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