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!
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.
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!