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Welcome to YogaFix30. I'm soooo glad you're here!!! 30 days of yoga! The YouTube videos YogaFix30 is a journey and I couldn't be happier you're here!!! I might be biased but I think this is the best of the 30 day challenges. I hope you enjoy!
Ready to Launch?!?
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life!"
Welcome to day 1! I'm overjoyed that you've decided to get addicted...to yoga! I encourage you to repeat each day's affirmation at least 10 times out loud if you can, or in your mind if you feel like there are too many people around (I totally get it!). All of our affirmations are from Louise Hay's classic book, "You Can Heal Your Life." Here is today's:
"I give myself permission to be all that I can be and I deserve the VERY best in life."
Additional "homework:" Get a journal or notebook that you can use throughout this 30 days. Begin by writing down EVERYTHING that you're grateful for from 2017. On the next page, create a list of EVERYTHING that you want to have, do and be in 2018. Be as specific as possible. If you want to change careers, increase your income, find love, move into a new house, be sure to describe it as clearly as you can as if you already have it. For example, you could write something like, "I live in a home in the country with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It has gorgeous hardwood floors in every room and majestic views of Mount Shasta. There's a lake nearby where we spend lots of time swimming. I have more than enough money to pay for my new home and I'm so grateful that I no longer have financial worries." Create your ideal life and read it often! The clearer you are, the more the universe knows what to bring you! Have fun with this!
PS If you feel weird about saying the daily affirmations, don't worry. I felt the same way. Just keep at it and you'll be amazed!
It's day 2...time for your YogaFix!
How many things would you attempt if you knew you couldn't fail?"
Wow! That is a great question. I know that fear of failure has kept me from putting my all into things in the past. Truth be told, if I knew I couldn't fail, I probably would have been a rock star!!
Your homework today is to practice a 5 minute meditation either sitting or laying down. Focus on your breath whenever your mind begins to wander, saying to yourself, "I am breathing in" on the inhale and, "I am breathing out" on the exhale. After you've completed 5 minutes (or more if you're feeling it), get a piece of paper and complete the following: "If I knew I couldn't possibly fail, I would..." Just write without censoring your thoughts...also known as stream of consciousness writing. You may be surprised at what you put down on your paper!
Today's affirmation is (from You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay), "I now choose to create a life that is joyful and abundant. I am at ease." Remember to repeat it in your mind or out loud 10 times or more today!
The Amount of Work is the Same
"The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same."
It's day 3 already! If you started on the first of January, today is the 3rd and it's also Stone's birthday! Happy 11th birthday Stone!
Did you know (according to Psychology Today) that it takes more energy to be angry than it does to be happy?? I read somewhere that it takes more muscles and effort to frown than it does to smile! So, making ourselves miserable is probably a bit more work than it is to make ourselves happy. Spend your energy wisely today!
Today's homework is to repeat and write today's affirmation at least 10 times and to place it around your home, in your car or at work so you can be reminded! Here it is:
"I now discover how wonderful I am. I choose to love and enjoy myself."
If you find that you're having a difficult time not being angry, or maintaining happiness, try the meditation below. It works great for me!