January 2018 Newsletter

FIND THE MAGIC WITHIN THIS NEW YEAR THROUGH THE DAILY PRACTICE OF YOGA.
TAKE BLISSFUL YOGA’S 30 DAY YOGA CHALLENGE!

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HAPPY 2018!
A new year is a perfect time to challenge our selves.
Blissful Yoga challenges you to go deeper inside and find that magic that resides inside with a 30 day yoga challenge!
ARE YOU READY TO BE TRANSFORMED?
Imagine how you will feel after practicing yoga for 30 days in a row. Your body and mind will be transformed. I know, I’ve done it several times myself. It’s a big commitment but the commitment is to YOU. Let’s make 2018 about YOU!
If you begin 2018 with a daily practice of yoga for 30 days in a row, then, the possibilities for the rest of the year are simply LIMITLESS!
And, we have some incentives to keep you focused.
30 Day Yoga Challenge Rules:
Practice some type of yoga each day. This can be taking a yoga class or practicing at home or attending a Blissful Yoga workshop. An at home practice, may consist of thirty minutes of the practice of physical poses or meditation.
Prizes:
1st Prize: 30 Days of Yoga = $100 Gift Card to Blissful Yoga
$100 off of the Sedona Yoga Retreat (April 22-27, 2018)
2nd Prize: 25 to 29 Days of Practicing Yoga = $75 Gift Certificate to Blissful Yoga
and $50 off of our Sedona Yoga Retreat
3rd Prize: 20 – 24 Days of Practicing Yoga = $50 Gift Certificate to Blissful Yoga and $50 off of our Sedona Yoga Retreat
The monthly unlimited is $99.00 per month or $89.00 per month with auto pay.
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Personally, I am of course taking this challenge right along with you. So, I’m looking forward to seeing more of you as I take at least one class a day, not counting the classes that I teach.
Wishing everyone a year full of Peace, Prosperity, Love, Harmony and of course, some Magic.
Bountiful Blessings!
Victoria Goodwin, E-RYT, Master Practitioner of Yoga & Intuitive Healer
TO HELP US GET STARTED WITH THIS 30 DAY YOGA CHALLENGE, CHECK OUT OUR TEACHER, JACKIE VIERECK’S YOGA POSE BELOW!
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“Here’s a picture of one of my favorite yoga moments—My friend and I decided to a little yoga photo shoot on a chilly day. It was not my best yoga day as far as being able to get into and hold those “fun” yoga poses I had pictured myself doing in my mind. Vrksasana (tree pose) is a pose I think I’m more often shaky in than not, but on this day, I found pure stillness and peace amongst the trees, so it’s a great yoga memory for me!
Below are Jackie’s instructions for Vrksasana-Tree pose:
Begin in Tadasana, Mountain Pose, with both feet grounded firmly and evenly. Have a slight tuck to your tailbone, pull your belly in, relax your shoulders and find your drishti or focal point. Allow yourself to settle into your pranayama of choice. This will remain your foundation throughout Vrksasana, Tree Pose.
Shift your weight into your right leg allowing your left foot to raise off of the ground; guide your left foot towards a spot on the inside of the right leg starting in a “kickstand” (with just the left heal contacting the right ankle area and left toes touching the ground) and possibly working your left foot upward to a comfortable spot, avoiding the inside of the right knee. Your left knee will be bent and out to the left allowing your hip flexor to stretch and open up.
Keep hips even (try to avoid allowing the standing leg hip to sink and the lifted leg hip to raise) and remember your Tadasana foundation as you settle into the pose. Allow your arms to find a comfortable position (for example, out to the sides or hands pressing together at heart’s center in Anjali Mudra) as you keep your breath steady and keep your focus on your drishti.
Hold for 3-5 breaths before releasing on an exhale, returning to Tadasana and switching sides when you’re ready.
**Most importantly remember to practice the yama Aparigraha, or non-attachment, in this and every yoga pose you practice. After all, it’s called a yoga practice for a reason- not a yoga perfect!! Letting go of the idea that the pose has to be “perfect” will bring you a sense of freedom and allow your practice to continue to grow beautifully. 🙂