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YogaDork Giveaway: ‘A Year of Living Your Yoga’ by Judith Hanson Lasater, #365Yoga

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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!!

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  • Wow I love this book! I checked it out of my library a few years ago and renewed it until someone else requested. I would love to win a copy of it to use throughout the year!

    This year my intention is to communicate honestly, openly, and bravely with the people in my life.

  • I am committed to turning myself upside down in 2011. A headstand a day!

  • My intentions for the new year: deepening my personal practice and teaching from the treasures I mine through my own person exploration. And practicing loving-kindness toward myself as I continue to grow.

    Happy new year to all!

  • Elizabeth Gallo

    So excited to join the#365yoga troop! I have resolved to find as much yoga off the mat as on it to deepen my practice in all facets of my life: as a wife, mom, and yoga teacher!

  • My intention for 2011 is to live in a way that makes me come alive most and contribute to the world in a meaningful, joyful way. Yoga helps big time!

  • lewaletzko

    This was already on my amazon wish list. It looks like a great book with some wonderful ideas about how to incorporate and keep yoga in your daily life.

    As for myself, I will be striving to get up a bit earlier to make some early morning time.

  • This is so fabulous! Many thanks Nancy for kicking it off! I’m committed to yoga every day, and to knowing that doesn’t have to only mean asana.

  • Thanks for the shout out you lovely lady! Your blog rocks and you are so inspiring!!

  • My intention for 2011 is to deepen my asana practice and make my meditation practice more structured.

  • My intention for 2011 is to plan yoga into my busy day.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  • Meg

    I’m trying #365yoga with y’all, but I can’t afford Judith’s lovely book just now. I’m living my yoga every day with asana, meditation, attention to breath/awareness/judgement, and ultimately, with JOY! Somedays all I can muster is a standing forward fold in shower. Letting the water run down my back takes me deeper. Yoga is all around us once you’re open to it every single day.

  • My intention for 2011 is to not sweat the small stuff. I get to hung up on little things. I want to just slow down, and live in the moment.
    I think that will let me take in life and also give more of myself.

    Looking forward to 2011! :)

  • abbylou

    My intention for 2011 is to cut myself some slack and accept the person I am in the moment.

  • Tanita Williams

    I started practicing yoga last year and it has taught me two things live in the moment and the only thing holding you back is your own fears.
    In 2011 I plan to live each moment without any fears and I think a daily yoga practice is a great reminder of that.

  • Bgirl

    My intention for 2011 is to be light. Light in body and spirit. Love every inch of myself, especially on the days I really don’t. Yoga helps me come back to myself, without the headjunk. I begin again, everyday. Peace.

  • Lauren Christine.

    This year, my intention is to develop a strong personal practice most days of the week! I’ve been hesitating to set this goal for myself, but now is the time to make it happen.

  • I’m already following along with #365yoga (@suburbanyogini) and want to create space + joy in 2011 :)

  • DeeDee

    My biggest intention is to complain less this year.
    Sarahsana is one of my favorite blogs!

  • SMOOCH!

  • Moi

    My intention is to listen to my body… even if that means not practicing yoga for that day.

  • I second that.

  • Noel

    My intention is to continue growing in my practice and teaching. Yoga has brought me such blessings in the past few years, and it’s always when I think I don’t have time to squeeze it in that I need it most and that it teaches me the most.

  • Sandy

    My intention (and my “words” for the year) is to be brave and fearless this year. At first thought, these words sounded similar to me…but they are really two quite different ideas!

  • Pam

    Neat! I think the sankalpa I declared at my first yoga nidra class (that was a lot of pressure!) was to cultivate my creativity. Think I’ll stick with that :)

  • dayita

    my big intention this year is getting my heart, body, and life circumstances in shape for teacher training in 2012. Oh yeah, and get back to seriously composing some new music once I finish my synthesizer program :)

  • Stephanie

    My intention is to be more present in my yoga practice and my commitment is to practice yoga every day!

  • I’ve committed to practicing at least three times a week…which could easily be changed to daily with a certain book ;)

    My full list of goals is here: http://scribblesandsass.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/sending-regards/

  • Stephanie S.

    My intention this year is to be the best person I can and give myself some more me time.

  • Kristen

    Intentions for the year include incorporating some form of yoga into my every day, whether it be asana, self study, meditation…

  • I always live my yoga and I take a lot of pride in it. I plan to keep doing it until I die!!

  • My intention for this year to let go of fear live from my core by physically and spiritually

  • Marta

    I want to do more yoga this year but I didn’t put any numbers on it – apart form that I want to do something every day. It might be a class, or home practice, but also reading or employing pranayama going to sleep. And living in the moment.

  • I’ve joined the #365yoga challenge too! I’m committing to yoga on and off the mat and have declared this my year of mindfulness (#mindful52). Such a great giveaway! Good luck to all!

  • shannon

    What an amazing coincidence! I decided a month ago that I would do yoga every day in 2011. I started about a month ago doing yoga every day. I have only missed one day.

  • Emily

    I am committing to being present in 2011, wherever that leads me.

  • In 2011 I commit to not only LIVING yoga everyday, but SHARING yoga every day! Whether it’s teaching a private class in my house, or talking about it with the person behind me in line, next to me at the stoplight, or walking their dog! Yay Yoga!

  • My intention is to live each day from my heart, to calm my sarcasm and negativity and move into the love that I am.

  • Wow, what an inspiring book, and post, and idea! I want to try this #365yoga thing! Screw 30 day challenges… 60 day challenges… why not live your yoga every day?!

    I’m totally motivated to find a way to make it work.

    Are yogis including home practice in the 365? I could definitely participate if that’s allowed :)

    I carry my yoga with me throughout the day – whether I’m on my mat or not. When you breathe deep, you remember who you are, what you’re capable of, the changes you can make, the goodness you can give. Thank you, yoga, for my calm mind and happy heart!

  • This year, I am excited to spread what I believe to be the greatest benefits of yoga – peace, love, gratitude and happiness – with my friends, family and community through my new blog and as recently certified yoga teacher!

  • Very inspiring indeed. I am up for this challenge. Mine will have to be mostly a home practice around 2 small children and all the chaos that brings. My intention is to be grounded and strong in the centre of the happy hurricane of family life, also to work towards beginning my teacher training in the not too distant future. I ended 2010 with a week of studio practice and will do yet another full week of studio practice next week, after that I’ll need all the yoga dorks for inspiration! I can be found @sundarastudio

  • #365yoga is inspiring me already and it’s only been a week! Ways I plan to live my yoga this year: worry less, meditate daily, love more freely.

  • Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book! I would LOVE to read it. My intentions for 2011 include teaching yoga again (I’ve been on a bit of a yoga teaching sabbatical this year), taking at least 3 full deep breaths per day, and relaxing into the flow of life more (i.e. letting go, surrending, having more fun!).

  • Yay for yoga bloggers! I have been following the #365yoga and it is so incredible to watch a little tweet action turn into an amazing online event that inspires so many. Thanks Nancy, Sarah, Darla, YogaDork and all of the other yogis who are making it happen!

    As for my intentions, my biggest this year is No Excuses. Ever. I am taking full responsibility for my life – all of it. 2011 is going to be awesome!

  • Monica

    Oooh, you’re getting me all inspired! My intentions are to be more present with my family and friends, to be more patient and less reactive, and to be more committed to my home practice. Happy 2011!

  • One of my new year’s resolutions was to be able to do headstand by the end of the year — I’ve committed to three times a week for now, but I have the intention of working up to a daily practice.

  • amy

    Wow, and I thought I was brave for wanting to do 30 days in a row on my new mat…guess I can always start over for another 30 days!

  • Ooooh.

    On the mat, I want to respect my limitations (hips! I’m looking at you! and at a Firelog that looks more like a kindling tent than a horizontal stack!) while gently pushing them toward strenght, and I want to celebrate my openness with joy and skill (giant heart forward backbends FTW!).

    Off the mat, I want to being to better practice non-judgment, non-attachment. As frequently as I readjust my feet, my ribs, my shoulders, my heart into tadasana, I want to readjust my … self … into mindfulness and openness. That thing that Monica said!

    I am pretty sure goal number 1 is gonna be easier than goal number 2, but here’s hoping for success on all fronts.

  • kat

    Judith is a wonderful writer who makes yoga so practical and accessible to all. What a blessing to have her writings in our lives!

    I am committing to cultivating a deeper tapas for my practice on and off the mat. And part of that is setting boundaries for my life based on what I value–and yoga is something immensely valuable to me.

  • Mon

    My intention is to open my heart…both on and off the mat!

  • Erica

    My intention is to do a daily practice, with the hope of becoming stronger and more flexible, and also more balanced in all senses of the word.

  • My intentions for this year are to grow as a yoga student and yoga teacher. To continue to break down any old habits or fears that hold me back from living life with my heart wide open!

  • susanne trent

    Most of all I intend to deepen my practice, but first of all I intend to DO my practice and make sure to find yoga beyond this practice.

  • This book looks incredible. I am starting my teacher training tomorrow and have pledged to take the Yoga Journal 21-Day home challenge that starts on January 10th. I am so excited to build and deepen my home practice and to start living yoga in more ways than just within the walls of the studio. I would love the opportunity to have this book. Thank you for everything you do and I look forward to your posts this coming year!

  • my intentions are to live and love fully in the moment!

  • I have read alot of Judith’s books and use them in teaching. I have not read this book, but I now realize it has been out for awhile, so I will see if my library has it. I practice sankalpa. My sankalpa is non-judgement in all my relationships.

  • This is the intention of my blog and my life. Yoga everyday in all sorts of ways! I am so happy you are doing this giveaway cause I was going to give away one copy of this book too on my one year blogoversary coming up next week! Yoga is in the air! :)

  • New business, crazy life:
    Yoga everyday is a necessity to bring me back to earth; get grounded, not ground up; to protect my back literally & metaphorically; to find the energy to help others live better through healthy food; to allow me to walk in chaos & face my fears & find the beauty there…

  • Yoga everyday is incredible, whether it’s 15 minutes of deep breathing or 2 hours of a rigorous power yoga flow. I have recovered from a major back injury and healed my digestive problems with yoga. A great mantra is ‘know thyself’, and a great tool for self discovery is yoga practice.

  • For me #365Yoga is an essential to life. I not only do Yoga but I live it. Yoga is not only in everything I do but it is within me. By taking my on the mat experiences off the mat I am using my daily practice to make my dreams into a reality.

    #365Yoga Using my yoga practice to reach my goal of being the 1st Black male Yoga Journal Coverboy.

  • I’m just about to become a new mum so will be living yoga with a new baby to care for, nurture and connect whilst keeping my own practice going to support me through. I’ll be blogging about my postnatal journey along the way, sharing and learning. I have four months off before I get back to teaching my classes and look forward to this time of restoration and re-reading yogic texts. One resolution is also to join the Gita Talk on elephant journal as well. I love all this creative energy at the beginning of the year, good luck everyone!

  • This year I’m finishing my yoga teacher training, starting my own yoga studio (first clas was held on 3rd of January), and hopefully increasing my home practice…so, for me, this is a year of yoga :)

  • LizMc

    This year is going to be full of big changes for me – moving back to America from Asia, finding a place to live, a job to feed me… I will be relying on yoga to keep me sane and help me make decisions that will serve my highest aspirations this year. My goal is to try to incorporate the yamas and niyamas into my life a bit more obviously and clearly while I’m in the midst of so much change.

  • Lisa

    So far this year, I have been trying to do the same – just a little bit of yoga each day. Even if that means suddenly remembering before bed that I haven’t done any and just stand up in tadasana for a few moments to center my breath! I’ve also been trying to bring myself back to center when my mind wanders on the mat to thoughts like, “Is this the right way to face my toes? Am I tucking my tailbone enough?” and remind myself gently, “This is my yoga today.” Beyond all that, I’m trying to keep a soft smile on my face through the movements. That one isn’t too hard!

  • Lauren

    To be more present in all situations.

  • My intention for this year is to lose egoism in my yoga practice. To listen to my breath, to listen to my body, and to share my joy with others…that they may find it too.

  • My mantra for 2011 is “nurturing adventure” — to have (daily!) yoga as my foundation to exploring the world, expanding myself, and letting go of fears and anxieties that keep me from connecting fully.

  • nicole marie

    my intention is to be more positive in each moment.

  • Christina

    My intentions this year are to work on practicing non-judgment with both myself and others.

  • Enjoy Being!

  • Rita

    Hi
    My first New years resolution is HEALTH in all it forms…physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. And I will be working on all these areas by concentrating more on my daily yoga practice, meditation and healthy eating.

  • Meri

    I’ve wasted quite a lot of time over the last year so I have a bit to catch up on. My intentions are as follows:
    Eat mindfully
    Waste less time
    Come to the point in my life where I spend more time working at the job I love (teaching yoga) and less at ones that are just pockets of soulless activity for money.
    And last but not least by any means, express creation and beauty more often in my arts. Because I know that is what will keep me vital and present in whatever I do.
    2011 holds some serious change for me and I plan on embracing it wholeheartedly and allowing whatever comes my way to encourage and bring me forth in my learning as a consistent student of the world.

  • This year I my intention is to open my heart. I will follow my heart, listen to my heart and lead with my heart. I will honor this internal voice; my compass.

  • Kelly K

    My intentions in the new year are to learn to be present with myself and others. I will do this through my practice of yoga, presence breathing, and mindfulness. I look forward to focusing on my mental health more and more, as I am in graduate school to become a mental health counselor. I hope be be able to set an example for my clients!

  • My intention this year is to truly focus on studying Anusara in depth and work towards my Anusara-Inspired Certification. Go to workshops, find a teacher… really work on my training. Make it happen – even though currently the closest teacher is 6 hours away.

  • Krista

    I have remarried, moved to a new town and begun a whole new life. Although things are stressful at the moment, yoga can help me embrace the changes yet remain centered on the self I brought with me. “Me” is still here.

  • What a great challenge! And just what I am looking for! For the past couple of years I have encouraged friends and fellow athletes to take up the Holiday Yoga Challenge – 12 days of yoga during the festive season. It’s a virtual challenge in which I invite participants to live and do yoga. I send out ideas and thoughts on practice and this year even did a mini podcast on Yoga Nidra. Many of the participants have continued to practice beyond the 12 days with one in particular who has not missed a day since taking up the challenge in 2009! I am really pleased to have in some small way ignited interest in the practice of yoga. We have a small FB group – http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707424266&ref=pymk#!/home.php?sk=group_169742316395548&ap=1

    I will be sending deets of #365Yoga to my group. Thanks!

  • Karin

    My intentions are…to more fully pursue meditation and including nature into my daily practice….I incorporate one or the other every so often. I’d like to have my practice connect more closely with the seasonality of the year…

  • … to be a little less intent, and follow my Dharma instead of telling it where I think we should go.

  • Allison F

    My intention for 2011 is to transform my life by taking 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training. I can’t wait!

  • Mary McHugh

    My intention for my year of yoga is to practice restorative poses daily and to give a free class once a month.

  • Mary

    I’m meditating everyday, no matter what!

  • I took my 2 girls with me to my adult yoga class (they are 5&8) and they fell in love with it! I would like to bring them into the world of yoga now. We have been practicing at home but having this guided journey thru the book would be an added benefit .
    Each day, one day at a time.

  • Jennifer

    One of my intentions for 2011 is to attend a yoga class once a week to try new styles, to break out of my comfort zone, to challenge myself, to meet new people… to remember that even yoga adventures can be had in my own “backyard.”

  • My goal for the year is to take at least one conscious breath everyday and to let that breath connect me with all that is.

  • meet myself on the mat every morning #365

  • My intention for 2011 is to live simply, from my heart, and to SHINE my light. (And to do more Judith-inspired yoga!)

  • I would so appreciate this book. I have Living Your Yoga and return to it regularly. My intentions for the year are to be more patient with myself and to start dreaming again.

  • Therese

    I start every morning and end each evening with 10-15 minutes of yoga.

  • Diane

    After a year and a half of dealing with my son’t catastrophic illness I am ready to commit to a daily practice of savasana, asana, and meditation! Thank you Judith for your guidance and teachings!

  • Barbara

    My intention for the new year is to practice yoga daily with samtosha, relax and enjoy.

  • I’ve declared 2011 the Year of No Yarn Buying – because it’ll give me a chance to really practice santosha/contentment with my other big love that’s not yoga – knitting! It can also be seen as an ongoing act of ahimsa/nonviolence as regards my bank account. Gotta love how yoga glows its light on everything one does…

  • My intention for the new year is to love myself and practice yogic principles daily. Taking one day at a time and living in the present moment.

  • My intention is to focus on my breath. Just come back to deep breathing and not to let the world overwhelm me.

  • My intention is to be mindful and to breeeeeathe! :-)

  • I intend to be present with what comes up, breathe through it and into it and around it and with it, and try to stay grounded through meditation and my yoga practice when things get confusing. Additionally, I intend to pay attention to my judgments especially, of myself and others, and notice when I am moving from those judgments (my head) instead of my breath and body in conjunction with the mind.

  • My intention is to focus on healing & recovery through yoga every day. I also want to deal with the stress of work and school in a positive way.

  • Jenn

    I started practicing yoga regularly in July. At first, I was just trying yoga to get some physical exercise and find a little relaxation while doing it. Over the course of the last few months, I have found myself more intrigued by yoga and its benefits. I have been doing asana practice almost daily as well as learning to meditate and I have started reading books about yoga, books like Happy Yoga and Judith Lasater’s 1999 book, Living Your Yoga.

    I’m excited to have stumbled upon a group of other people who are also learning to live their yoga.

    My intention is to continue to learn more about yoga and learn to live my yoga on a daily basis. These last few months of learning to incorporate yoga in my life, not just as an asana practice, has taught me that there is more to yoga than just asana practice. For years I have thought that I am a naturally stressed and somewhat anxious person. Learning to live my yoga is teaching me that there may be a different, more content way for me to live my life and still be who I am in an essential, honest way. And that is my intention … to continue to live my yoga with intention and joy.

  • I got inspired and decided to blog about my journey. Here’s the website: http://yogajourneytocalm.com.

  • Heather

    My goal this year is to overcome my fear of being in front of people and my fear of failure and teach yoga. I’ll graduate from a wonderful, year long yoga teacher training program this year and I want to share what I’ve learned with others. Instead of letting my fear and self doubt keep me from doing what I want, I vow to open myself up to my fear and my doubt and just go for it!!!

  • P

    My intention is to grow further into my practice by being present and making time to experience my practice daily whether its asana or pranayama/meditation. I want to study with my primary teacher more frequently and make sure I stay light both in body and in spirit for myself and for the sake of those around me!

  • Erin

    This year I am really working on being more appreciative of EVERYTHING. To get inspired by the little things by paying more attention to my surroundings and being present in every precious moment. It happened to me for the first time 2 days ago… I thanked God for my dirty dishes instead of complaining . Thank you God for running water, nutritous food to eat, and Dishes to eat on.

  • My intention for the New Year is to be more expansive…don’t hold back :)

  • Mel

    I just discovered yoga and after 2 babies, intend to strengthened my body and get back into shape.

  • My intentions are to remain in the moment (obvi, I know) and be actively grateful for the awesome miracle of my life. As crazy shit happens that I can’t control, I’m trying very hard to remain chill and take it one breath at a time.

  • my intention is to be kind to myself. that includes lots of yoga!

  • Jenna

    my intention is to be joyful

  • My intention is to fit as many asanas into my work day as possible. Place my dogs’ supper dishes on the floor can turn into an opportunity to strike a pose, for instance.

  • David

    I intend to savor each breath, to know the quality of the breath, and to cultivate flow with the breath.

  • Focus on cultivating a true daily practice!

  • To encounter the effortless space at the heart of asana both in practice and teaching.

  • Meg

    Last year, my intention was a little yoga every day (on and off the mat) and this year I want to add meditation to that — I know that even a little bit every day makes a tremendous difference in how I feel and interact!

  • lynne laurich

    I plan to practice every day whether its physical or mental. Through yoga I plan to find serenity.

  • oohh I hope I win. I would so love to read Judith’s book – it sounds awesome! My plan is to cultivate a daily meditation practice. And, to read yogadork daily!! :) Looking forward to the #365yoga tweets for inspiration!

  • Analisa McMillan

    My intention is find peace within my body( shape, health , vitality) and I know that yoga will make it possible : )

  • Jennifer Brown

    My intention is to begin my daily practice by reminding myself of what I am grateful for, and for the blessings I have in my life. At the top of that list, my daily yoga practice, of course!

  • I am a chronic pain sufferer and I want to use yoga this year to help control the pain and stress caused from the pain while getting fit at the same time.

  • Judy Garcia

    My intention for the year is to continue to apply my yoga practice to my life; to face any obstacle calmly and appreciate everything I have been blessed with.

  • gail miller

    i intend to bring yoga into my life, i have tried everything and so far the little yoga i have done is helping
    thank you

  • Deb Korch

    My intention is to meet myself wherever I am in any given moment and to seek bliss in all the little things that often go unnoticed.

  • Lizzie

    My intention for the (first half of the) new year is to only buy things that are either second-hand or handmade (or both!)

  • Michael Parrish

    My intentions are to continue my yoga practice postpartum. My regular yoga practice before and during pregnancy were so important to my health and well-being while pregnant and I’m sure a regular practice now that the baby is here will be beneficial as well.

  • Caits

    My intentions for the new year is to be gentle with myself but to also push myself in a healthy direction. Looking to Yoga to balance my world. Looking forward to increasing my practice from one day a week to everyday!

  • Dana

    I have some autoimmune disorders and I need to learn to take care of myself and destress. I have just started some basic yoga but would love to learn more.

  • Akriel

    My intention for the new year is to heal my body and mine by connecting with yoga

  • Marie

    I am brand new to Yoga! I have Fibro/CFS and problems with my spine. My Dr. told me Yoga would be a perfect way for me to strengthen my muscles and learn to relax. This would be an awesome way for me to get the support I need to practice Yoga everyday! I would be so excited to win.

  • My intention is simple yet will be hard. I have fibromyalgia and osteo-arthritis. For 3 years I have been dealing with GA’s disability process with zero income so I had no means of going to a gym or trainer or class. I HAVE to find a low impact form of exercise to ease my stiffness that is increasing ever so slightly as time passes me by. If I win a book I will commit to Yoga because I have to commit to my health! I promised myself 2011 is going to be a better year and I am going to make sure it is. Thank you. ~Crystal

  • Elyse

    My intention is to live my yoga daily (on and off the mat), and to make sure I keep balance in my life even after starting medical school in August.

  • My intention for 2011 is to live brilliantly. I’ve spent the last couple of years building and crafting the life I want to live. My intentions are to show gratitude every day and LIVE brightly.

  • KrisG

    Be kind, be generous, smile, laugh…and do yoga.

  • Kweku06

    I would say that my intention for 2011 is to step up my game as a yoga student and teacher. I want to challenge myself to make my classes and my personal practice more inspiring. Namaste

  • Nikki

    My New Year’s intention is to be a better friend to those people who matter to me. I think this relates to practicing my yoga everyday, as I’ve already found myself reaching out to friends daily, and taking time to let them know how important they are to me. This seemily simple idea has really started to transform the way I communicate, and the way I prioritize my life; and it’s only January 11th!

  • my intention is, should i win, i’ll donate my copy of my book, via a secondary drawing via yogadork, to one of the entries that spoke of a disability, but “intends” to preservere

    if that doesn’t work, i’ll keep the book for me ;-)

  • Paula

    My intention is to live a life of yoga to become more aware of myself, become healthy and more spiritual.

  • Janine

    My intention for 2011 (and beyond!) is to continually let go and release that which is no longer serving me, and embrace those things that do. I plan to live healthier than ever before — in mind, body and spirit!

  • My intention for 2011 is to listen to my body. I often get caught up in the day-to-day musings and forget to actually listen to my body’s needs.

  • Pamela

    I missed the drawing….but I am going to do this…..I have to somehow become as normal as possible again…..I cannot continue like I am…Thank you and many blessings to all!

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