30 Day Yoga Challenge

30 day yoga challenge

Who Is Adriene Mishler?

I first learned about Adriene Mishler’s 30-day yoga challenge on the Today Show.  Adriene Mishler is a yoga teacher from Austin, Texas. According to her website, she is also an actress, writer, and entrepreneur. Adriene talked about her 30-day yoga challenge, a practice she started in 2015. I was new to yoga but decided to give it a try. I’ve been hooked since. This is my ninth year doing Adriene Mishler’s 30-Day yoga challenge.

Yoga is critical for my mental health. I can work on my own mindfulness and inner peace through yoga and meditation. And it is so much easier now with smart TVs to stream. I set my mat next to my bed as a reminder to practice.

Making the Time To Practice

My current exercise regimen includes three days of weight training and two days of riding my Peloton bike. Additionally, I take a slow-flow yoga class almost every Wednesday morning. But I wanted to do Adriene Mishler’s 30-Day Yoga Challenge.

That meant creating a schedule so I did not miss a day. One of the best parts of her yoga challenge is that it is geared to every level. And each practice is fairly short. Some are closer to 25 minutes, and some are only about 18 minutes.

How It Starts

For past years, I started my mornings with that day’s challenge. Typically, I spend about 15 minutes stretching every morning. Some of the stretches are yoga poses, so it seemed repetitive to do a yoga class. I also found myself missing a weight training session or a bike ride. This was not how I envisioned adding the yoga practice. The idea was to show up even if I didn’t want to sacrifice my other workouts.

Changing My Routine

FLOW is the theme of 2024’s  30-day yoga journey. Adriene Mishler titled it by stating, “As the tides continue to ebb and flow, this 30-day journey is yoga for those ready to enter a new cycle of balanced momentum.” I will sometimes do yoga in the evenings before dinner to keep my other exercise routines. This allows me to close out my day with a practice that includes breathing, meditation, and a fairly easy flow.

How It’s Going

I find myself looking forward to my early evening yoga practice. My sleep habits are getting better. It is relaxing and a great way to alleviate stress or anxiety from the day. 

Additionally, there is a noticeable physical change as the month progresses. My muscles are more toned, and my core is much stronger. I cannot say I will continue to practice every day, but I will try to incorporate some of her classes into my daily routine.

Where to Find Adriene Mishler’s Yoga Online

Adriene Mishler’s 30-day yoga challenges are free. It did take me time to find the next day’s practice on occasion, as they do not always show up in consecutive order. But it stays up all year. You can find Yoga With Adriene on YouTube.

Items I Love For My Yoga Space

Last but not least, apparel and accessories! You don’t have to invest in anything expensive when picking your outfit. It’s all about being comfortable. If you don’t have a room in your house or outside for these items, don’t fret! Even with just a couple of these items, you will notice an increase in your mood after practice.

Yoga Mat: No matter where you’re practicing, you’ll want to ensure you have a mat. Throughout your poses and movements, you must have support under your body. Everyday Yoga has a nice selection of mats at a reasonable price. Feel free to get creative and use one that matches your personality or the tone of your practice. Manduka mats are the most expensive, but they are also great mats. You want one that doesn’t cause slippage while in a pose, especially if your feet get sweaty (ugh, yeah, we get it). 

Aerie by American Eagle – I am only 5’1” and a massive fan of their 7/8 leggings for comfort, maneuverability, and how well they hold up in the wash. I especially like the OFFLINE by Aerie high-waisted leggings.

Lululemon: When I want to treat myself, I splurge on the Align high-rise pants and tanks. They’re super comfortable.

Alo Yoga — My daughters introduced me to Alo during the pandemic, and I now have several of their airbrush leggings, ribbed Muse sweatpants, and sweatshirts because who doesn’t live in comfy outfits? 

Zella– Nordstrom’s answer to workout apparel: they are super comfortable and hold up well. I try to grab a few new pieces when they go on sale.

When I do yoga at night, I often wear my sleepwear, which is just as comfortable. After all, isn’t yoga all about being comfortable?

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