Friday, October 22, 2010

100 days of yoga, 100 years of life?

I'm considering trying to do at least 10 minutes of yoga every day for 100 days. I've been drawn to the "One hundred days of yoga" idea since I first thought of it a few years ago.

image from here

I'm REALLY not good at stuff like this. Projects requiring chronic attention. But, so much of life benefits from being consistent*.

I really want yoga to a regular part of my life, again. I'm so much healthier and happier when it is. And migraines just don't happen. And heaven knows Bear is in favor of it (calms the flighty creature he married).

And I just heard of someone who did 365 days of exercise, and credited the fact that her requirements was only 10 minutes, so even if you feel awful, you can squeak out 10.

So, hm. Considering I typed YOGA in every day of my iCal calendar starting today, I guess I've declared it. We'll see.

Oh, and if you want motivation re: exercising every day? Check this woman out. Closing in on 100, she does one HOUR of yoga every a.m. and walks 30 minutes BEFORE SHE EATS BREAKFAST! She looks and sounds a-MA-zing. Totally my new hero.

We are animals, and humans specifically were designed to move. A lot.

(click on this pup for a much better gander)

I think that's why landscapes like this make me want to walk across them. The horizon beckons.

I'm thinkin' we would benefit from obeying that impulse more often--and regularly presenting ourselves with those opportunities.

Go ahead, be a human.

I bet it feels good. =)


P.S. Days later: Today is day 11. I've done yoga every day for the last 10 days. So far, so good.

* Merriam-Webster definition of consistent is very cool: "marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity : free from variation or contradiction"


  1. You are an inspiration! I so agree with all you share. I must start walking more. Tai Chi or Yoga once a day would only do good. Move! is right we are made to move. ;>)

  2. =) You are sweet, Carol. Admittedly I need to take my advice more often, but I have committed to "Today I will do 10 minutes of yoga." At last. =) And today noticed I did a ton of cooking and cleaning up till 10 pm last night (totally unusual) and today I have TONS of energy and am super cheery. Spend more get more, eh? =)

  3. I love your idea and wish you a wonderful 100 days of yoga! I may give it a try too. I love an entire class, but have fallen away from the habit, and feel fantastic when yoga is part of my life. Your photos are wonderful!

    I saw your avatar photo on a comment you left on some ones blog, wow, gorgeous shooting star! It made me come and visit you.

  4. @ Tammie Lee: 1) Welcome! =) 2) Yes, i was just NOT getting to class and decided I needed a different approach so it is part of my life regardless of access to/attendance of classes. Also, this would improve my ability to join and enjoy a class--building a base of fitness. 3) =) So glad you liked the avatar: I am CRAZY about shooting stars and had never looked at one quite like that before, and it knocked me out. 4) I hope you do try it (100 days). So far it's pretty freakin' awesome. =) xo


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