Yoga + Writing Challenge: 21.5.800

Via on Jun 7, 2010

“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.” ~ Sai Baba

We all need a challenge every once and a while. When we challenge ourselves, we commit to throwing ourselves into that goal, project, and sometimes back into our own life. And sometimes we need a little push. Challenges are a whole lot easier when you have a bunch of awesome people rooting for you. So, check it out:

On June 8th, (tomorrow) I’m jumping into this challenge — a community project online called 21.5.800.

For 21 days, we’ll be doing 5 days of yoga a week and 800 words of writing per day.

Sounds like a lot, huh? But why wouldn’t you want to hit your mat a bit more this month? And rev up that awesome yoga power with some creative pen-on-paper action!

Here’s the deal (from Bindu Wiles):

THE WRITING: The writing can be ANYTHING. Memoir, blogs, business plans, essays, fiction, free-writing, letters,……..ANYTHING. The point is to get writing again daily and to have the boundaries and challenge of a daily word count to reach.

THE YOGA: There are several options for you to do the yoga portion of 21.5.800 5 times in 7 days. Here are the options: 1. Go to a yoga class in your ‘hood. 2. Do a yoga dvd at home. 3. Take a 20-40 minute savasana at home on the floor.

This is an opportunity to get creative, be a part of a community and challenge yourself. What do you say? Up for the challenge?

As part of my challenge, I’ve decided to add a new asana each day into my practice and will be posting regularly on my blog. Ready, set, yoga!

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About Emily Nuchols

An eco warrior obsessed with traveling and promoting conservation, Emily is the co-founder of Under Solen Media and the team's go-to girl for everything non-profit and environment related. Armed with a B.A in Environmental Journalism from Western Washington University, she has spent the last few years on the frontlines of conservation efforts, working to save Pacific Northwest wild salmon and restore flee-flowing rivers. When she’s not talking or writing about the environment, she’s out exploring it, and is known to seek out places where she can get in a good morning yoga session or trail run.


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5 Responses to “Yoga + Writing Challenge: 21.5.800”

  1. Lasara Allen LasaraAllen says:

    And, yoga…done!

  2. [...] others were thinking the same thing as I found this great writing challenge from Bindu Wiles via elephant journal. The challenge is to write 800 words a day and practice yoga five times a [...]

  3. Robert Allen says:

    Warning, never do postures that you know you can't do. I started the challenge and ended up in my doctor's office. She told me "to lay off yoga for a while, Damn.

    Still writing daily about yoga tho.

    Just cause I can't be bendy doesn't mean quitting.


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