Friday, November 16, 2007


For years now I've subscribed to Yoga Journal and bought numerous pairs of Yoga pants with the strong intention of become a yogi. I know it would be good for me. I know it would be a good balance to all the running I do. And it just appeals to me. In the pictures and articles in Yoga Journal, anyway.

Altho I've gone to some classes here and there, I've never been as regular with yoga as I would like to be. I want to know what it feels like to have a "yoga body". I want to know if it gets easier if I do it often. I want to know what noticeable changes it would bring about in me.

So about a week ago, I decided to immerse myself in yoga. I decided I would do at least one hour of yoga every single day, either a class or a DVD, for 2 solid weeks. That's 14 straight days. Almost as much yoga as I've done in my life all crammed into just 2 weeks!

I'm now 1/2 way thru that 2 week time frame. Going every day and making it a real priority has made a big difference. After a week of daily hour-long yoga practice, an hour no longer feels like an eternity. My body isn't really sore, like when you do a strenuous weight lifting session, but there is a weird (but good) kind of tightness going on, sort of on the inside of my body. I like the discipline of showing up for it each day. It feels like a great accomplishment.

All I promised myself at the beginning of this little goal of mine was that I would practice yoga for 14 solid days and then figure out if I ever wanted to do it again or if it just didn't seem like the thing for me. I wasn't committed to anything beyond just the 14 days.

Of course there is still another week to go, and who knows what might happen, but as of right now, I think this immersion of mine is going pretty well. "They" say it takes 21 days to develop a habit. But maybe it's possible that 14 could do it...

1 comment:

Michael B said...


21 days is the rule!!!!!