40 Day Yoga Challenge Recap. ~ Lindsay Jean Thomson

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on Mar 10, 2010
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“Breathe and all will be revealed, love and all will be healed. This is yoga.” – Seane Corne

As those of you who kept up with the 40 day yoga challenge on my site, Shanti Love Yoga, already know, my challenge didn’t go exactly as planned. My goal was to deepen my studies, to find new sources of inspiration and to connect with the yoga community. And I did! But I also went through a breakup and got sick…twice. Ironically, the initial challenge post was titled “40 Days to Freedom.” Sometimes you put things out into the universe without any idea of how the universe is going to give it back to you. Oh what a fine sense of humor this universe has!

So the challenge was more than I anticipated, but every experience is an opportunity to open your heart and expand your practice. I learned that the body sometimes holds truths the heart isn’t ready to recognize. And when it feels impossible you do the best you can and let go of the rest. My friends and fellow yogis offered their support and reminded me that it’s okay to feel what you feel. To get out of your head it helps to get into your body, to breathe. The 40 day challenge is over, but the practice continues and I thank the universe for that.

Let’s hear from the rest of you – how did your 40 days go? You too, Waylon!

“If you’re an alive body, no one can tell you how to experience the world. And no one can tell you what truth is, because you experience it for yourself. The body does not lie.” – Stanley Keleman

Lindsay Jean Thomson breathes, loves and lives in beautiful San Francisco. She teaches yogasana around town and keeps a blog, shanti love yoga. Stop on by!

we should live in this time now and have every minute of it / ~ Hemingway / A Moveable Feast


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3 Responses to “40 Day Yoga Challenge Recap. ~ Lindsay Jean Thomson”

  1. I did about four out of 40 days. I was a bad, lazy yogi boy.

    Big love to you on finding more freedom, perhaps, that you asked for. Life and love are fun, sad, and full of [email protected]#$%^&*(*&^%$#@! mystery.

  2. Elize says:

    Lindsay, I am so grateful you initiated this challenge. I had several goals set for myself, and while I didn't meet each one of them, the important part for me was strengthening my commitment to daily practice. And this definitely happened. My heart goes out to you as you experience freedom in unexpected ways, yes, practice sees us through. Thank you for being a source of inspiration & yogic support!

  3. lindsay jean says:

    Thank you, Elize. I feel so blessed to be a part of this lovely community and grateful to share in these experiences. Much light and love!