Here is the first week of poses for the Bend Into the New Year yoga challenge, hosted by @karma_bhakti and @missbcross. I really like the poses in this challenge so far. I like back bends because they make me uncomfortable, but not in a painful way.
I used to do back bends all the time as a kid, and I was pretty proud to get this far without falling into wheel pose, but I wasn’t brave enough to let go of my supporting leg.
For day 7 of the challenge, there is a prompt to reflect on gratitude. Today I’m grateful for so many things. I’m grateful for how bright and sunny it is outside (even if it’s only 5 degrees), and for the heat in our house. I’m also grateful for all the people that have to (or choose to) work out in the cold, like our mail lady and the trash guys. I’m grateful for hot showers and warm blankets!
Are you bending into the new year or doing any other yoga challenges?
January Yoga Challenge – Bend Into The New Year
January Yoga Challenge – Be Strong In 2015
December’s Yoga Challenge – Just Be Present
November Yoga Challenge – Healing Hearts
October Yoga Challenge – Let’s Get Flexy
Leave me a comment on Instagram if you’re doing any yoga challenges too!