Yoga + Writing Challenge: 21.5.800

Via Emily Nuchols
on Jun 7, 2010
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“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!


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.


5 Responses to “Yoga + Writing Challenge: 21.5.800”

  1. 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.