Day Six: Dancer Pose

Up To Balance 12 Day Yoga Challenge

Yesterday I finished the 12 day #uptobalance challenge on Instagram and I loved it! Check out how I nailed all the poses and see how I found the journey :)

I love to search on Instagram for inspiration and stumbled across @ktbabieyogini and found she was hosting a 12 day balance challenge with @getfityogagirl, @joe_lizzzzzz_yoga and @elisheva_yoga.  All of their pages were so inspirational and so I decided to jump right in and give my first yoga challenge a try! It was sponsored by @aloyoga and their page is also so inspiring and their sportswear is stunning!

The Hosts & Sponsors

The Hosts & Sponsors

Each day a different host posted the pose we were to recreate, we then posted with #uptobalance, tagging the host’s and sponsors. Some days I found the poses achievable, others… not so much. But even though I found it really hard sometimes I loved testing myself and each different pose helped me, and will continue to help me, improve my practice and hopefully my balance.

So without further a-do sit back and marvel over my first attempt at a yoga challenge, and for the majority, my first attempt at these poses.

Day One: Flamingo Pose

Day One: Flamingo Pose

 

Day Two: Standing Hand to Big Toe

Day Two: Standing Hand to Big Toe

 

Day Three: Half/Crescent Moon

Day Three: Half/Crescent Moon

 

Day Four: Revolved Hand to Big Toe

Day Four: Revolved Hand to Big Toe

 

Day Five: One Legged Chair

Day Five: One Legged Chair

 

Day Six: Dancer Pose

Day Six: Dancer Pose

Day Seven: Eagle Pose

Day Seven: Eagle Pose

Day Eight: Unsupported Bond One Foot Intense Stretch Pose

Day Eight: Unsupported Bond One Foot Intense Stretch Pose

Day Nine: Warrior 3

Day Nine: Warrior 3

Day Ten: Hand to Foot Revolved Half Moon

Day Ten: Hand to Foot Revolved Half Moon

Day Eleven: Standing Splits

Day Eleven: Standing Splits

Day Twelve: Standing Compass Pose

Day Twelve: Standing Compass Pose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During this challenge I tried using an impromptu yoga strap (as you saw) and I really found it helped, so I ordered one straight away and can’t wait to see how it changes my ability. I’d definitely recommend one (and will try and write a review when I’ve had a practice)!

I think my favourite pose throughout this challenge was between day three: half/crescent moon and day six: dancer pose. I just loved them! I felt so strong and powerful doing them, but also so calm and centred. When I look back at the pictures it takes me back to how I felt while holding them and makes me want to start the challenge all over again.

All in all I thought this challenge was great. It has really pushed my abilities and helped me start a new phase of my practice that I hope to continue and improve over the years.

Make sure you checkout the hosts (and sponsors) pages for instructions on how to achieve these poses and to see how they’re really done!

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