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Yoga and Meditation Challenges at Home

wc yoga shootAfter all the recent Christmas season indulgences (eating, lazing around, skipping exercise, etc.), I’m happy to be doing yoga at home again. And since our household schedules and routines have gone back to normal, I’m more able to stick to my commitment of practicing yoga 3-4 times a week. Yay!

I’m so glad I discovered (thanks to a friend’s referral) DoYouYoga.com’s free 30-Day Yoga Challenge with Erin Motz last year.  That was my first attempt at doing yoga at home, and I loved it!  I finished the challenge, but not within 30 days.  More like 90 days probably.  But for me, that’s ok. I enjoyed the easy, friendly and forgiving approach of Erin Motz.  I appreciated that the video course was completely free. I found that the short length of her videos, about 12-18 minutes each, made it much easier to squeeze in a short-and-sweet yoga practice at home even on busy days. In short, this yoga challenge made me appreciate and enjoy practicing yoga at home.

This year, DoYouYoga.com is offering a new challenge that piqued my interest, so I signed up. The 30-Day Meditation Challenge with Faith Hunter starts this coming February 1. I have never meditated, and after watching these videos by Faith Hunter, I was convinced that this meditation challenge might be a good way to help me achieve better life balance and clearer focus in setting and pursuing my goals.

Till this new meditation challenge starts on Feb 1, I am happy to repeat some of my favorite sessions from the 30-Day Yoga Challenge with Erin Motz.  And as Erin Motz would always say, I’ve been doing good and feeling good. 🙂


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Inktober Day 1: Namaste on the Beach

Inktober Day 1 Namaste

I stumbled upon the InkTober drawing challenge a few days ago. I’ve decided to give it a go even though I call myself a non-artist (I don’t know how to draw!). Thankfully, Mr. Jake Parker has explicitly given me permission (since I asked him on Twitter) to join in and he even gave me a short note of encouragement: “It’s the perfect way to get better.”

Here it is! Today’s InkTober drawing is something I would call abstract. It is inspired by Erin Motz’s 2014 Official Yoga Challenge, Week 1, Day 1 practice. On this first day of October, not only did I start my InkTober challenge, but I also finally started with this new yoga challenge.  I was quite surprised, and eventually a bit envious, that Erin was doing her yoga practice on the beach! It was such a lovely, peaceful setting for yoga.

For this drawing, I used Kurekate ZIG Drawing Pen 0.1 in black and Akashiya Fude Sai Japanese Traditional Colors Brush Pens.

I decided to take on this InkTober drawing challenge not because I want to become a good artist but because it sounds like a lot of fun. I like my pens and this gives me the push to keep using them everyday for 31 days! And although I don’t draw well, I am a fan of beautiful, unique and expressive drawings. With InkTober, I get to see many beautiful and interesting ink drawings everyday, I get to use my precious pens everyday, and perhaps somewhere along the way I will learn to draw better.