The #YogaHappy Challenge: Day 15

 

It's a new year, and time for a new challenge. Whether you are just starting your practice, or wanting to deepen it- we want this challenge to jump start that process for you in 2014. With that said, the #YogaHappy challenge is open to anyone and everyone seeking daily bliss.

This 21-day challenge includes everything from getting sweaty on the mat to finding yoga in unusual places in your daily routines. Each day we will post a new challenge that connects you to a different part of your practice. The #YogaHappy challenge will inspire mindfulness, presence and our connection to our happy place.

 

DAY FIFTEEN: We challenge you to let go and breathe! This past weekend, the YogaOutlet team had the opportunity to attend the Yoga Journal Live [yoga conference] in San Francisco, California (thank you for having us, Yoga Journal!). We saw inspiring pieces, met beautiful people and learned how to deepen our practice. We were especially thankful to see the motivational, Dr. Andrew Weil, speak on Spontaneous Happiness. As Dr. Weil wrapped up his inspiring words, he encouraged the audience to breathe as a means of controlling our inner happiness. Seems simple, right? Today, we are taking what we learned and challenging our friends to breathe, to let it go, to be #YogaHappy.

Try this:

Release all of your air by exhaling through your mouth
Inhale through your nose for 4 counts
As your lungs fill with air, hold it for 7 counts
Exhale through your mouth for 8 counts
Repeat 4 times

Happy Monday!
 

TO ENTER: share a photo on Instagram (with #YogaHappy) of you participating in the challenge- whether it is a selfie of your practice, your blissed-out yoga hair, or a picture of what is inspiring you on that day.

LOG YOUR PRACTICE: take a picture every day of your challenge and submit it on Instagram. You can add a description or a new insight if you'd like. Remember: your participation is encouraging someone else to join in and get #YogaHappy. What can be better. You can join us in this challenge on any day!

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