We’re so excited to do this challenge with all of you! I started this mini challenge as a way for us to all get centered, stretch and relax as the holidays approach.
**Also, this will be my Hubby & I’s first Thanksgiving on our own! Our first home, first vegetarian, first cooking it all ourselves, Holiday! If you are interested in the recipes and everything related to that, you can check our love bug blog, veggie.ninja !
Return to center. NOW, on to this challenge! What is #gobblenowobble? Gobble no wobble is a fun little mantra about staying healthy this holiday season! This includes centering ourselves and our minds so that way we can be fully present, calm and simply awesome! Gobble with happiness not wobbling because of too much pie! 😉
We will be posting a pose a day this week starting today, the 24th through the 28th. This is great for all levels, including BEGINNER!! Yes, we encourage you to give it a try! Take a lovely photo of yourself rocking it and hashtag #gobbleNOwobble and #2mermaids on instagram and twitter, it will make our holiday the best! Then on the 29th and 30th (you can choose which day) we will practice some meditation. You can choose to do it on your own, or we will suggest an awesome podcast to follow along with to ease you into meditation.
I’m super excited about this challenge and the one to come in December which will be my first MONTH long challenge! That’s a whooooole another blog post babes! Yoga has really started to become a wonderful part of my life. I hope you find it enjoyable as well! With out further ado, here is your first pose for this challenge!!!
This pose is called the Mountain Pose or “Tadasana”
It may seem simple, but it’s a great way to begin connecting your breath and beginning your yoga practice.
First, Stand tall with your feet together and eyes closed. Let your arms rest at your sides, fingers together.
To modify, if standing bears to be too much of a challenge, lay on your back with the soles of your feet pressed against a wall.
Inhale through your nose, bring the air in deep and then exhale out of your mouth. Repeat for 5 breaths. Feel free to do this pose today whenever you need to refocus.