It’s that time of year again…the beginning! A new opportunity! Do you have 2011 New Year Resolutions/Intentions/Dogged Dedications/Persistent Promises? Aw, come on, we could all think about what we can do better in the new year, for ourselves, for others, for the world around us.
Consider this: What if you practiced yoga, every day for the entire year? That’s what we asked ourselves prepping to giveaway Judith Hanson Lasater’s A Year of Living Your Yoga: Daily Practices to Shape Your Life; it’s literally a guide to living your yoga through life’s ups and downs, day by day, breath by breath, moment by moment. Are you up for it?
We hereby invite you all, yogadorks, large and small to join us on this year-long yoga journey. To kick it off, we’re giving away 10 copies of A Year of Living Your Yoga, courtesy of Rodmell Press. (keep reading for details on how to enter)
Via YD interview (there’s more – stay tuned!):
I wrote this book because I have a belief that the real yoga is the way we live: the way we live, what we say, how we interact, what we talk about to ourselves in our own head, what we choose, what we value. That all of those are direct expressions of what happens on the mat or the meditation cushion. And I really want for myself and for everyone, that we know, and we live, and we become our yoga, that its not just something that we do in the morning on the mat or at class twice a week, but it’s who we are.
So these mantras and exercises in the book are something you can read that hopefully doesn’t add to our stress, and it’s not a whole other thing we have on our to-do list, which feels overwhelming. It’s just a simple little saying that might, in a loving, compassionate way shift your perspective so that you can live that day with more of an open heart.
~ Judith Hanson Lasater
So, uh, yoga every day? Yes! You can do it! And we’re going to help you, along with some fantastically inspirational yogi bloggers, Nancy, Sarah, and Darla. It’s all too easy to shift off track, or put off your intentions for tomorrow, but we’re committed to staying focused and will be posting several times a month to check in and buoy the yogi troops. Do you twitter? Stay inspired each day with the #365yoga hashtag. Tweet your daily yoga! Follow us @yogadork, @yoga_mydrishti, @sarahkohl and @sweatydarla for a start. And of course Judith Hanson Lasater at @judithyoga and @RodmellPress.
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Simple. In the comments either share your intentions for the new year, or maybe one way you can live your yoga, today, this week, this month, this year. Giveaway closes end of Wednesday, Jan 12th. Winners will be chosen at random and announced that Friday. Good luck!!
We were truly inspired by venerable yogi, writer and YD pal Nancy who started this #365yoga journey. Read about it in her own words, via flyingyogini:
One of my goals for 2011 is try to live my yoga and blog daily about it here for all to read. (Ok, well maybe just for YOU all to read). What does it mean to do 365 days of yoga? For me this means of course an active and constant asana practice. Or perhaps I will only find time to do a few sun salutations and some meditation/pranayama. Maybe my yoga will be doing lots of demo-ing while teaching my classes. I could be living my practice by reading about yoga or blogging about it. It could also be that my daily yoga will simply be finding Tadasana while wearing tie dyed socks and making the bed: feeling grounded.
After teaching a class today about twisting out the old and making space for the new, I found my footing and started my yearly practice with the foundation of all yoga poses, Tadasana. Step on to your mat and join our #yogadork community in this practice. We’ll be reading Judith Lasater’s book “A Year of Living Your Yoga: Daily Practices to Shape Your Life” and trying to find the yoga in every day. Tweet about it using the tag #365yoga or blog and let us know you did. Follow along here as I jump in these waters and fill me in: how do you plan to live your yoga?
Two feet firmly grounded… building from the ground up: Tadasana……. and so it begins. Happy 2011! Go!
And off we go!
Stay tuned for regular #365yoga posts, and more from our interview with Judith Hanson Lasater!
UPDATE: We have winners!!