Update: Raw Girl’s 30 Day Challenge

March 8, 2010

7 Days left of my warrior challenge! The goal was to practice hot yoga for an hour and a half three times a week for a month.   It really hasn’t been easy people. This past Friday the class was so hard, towards the middle, I wanted to get up like a drama queen and politely explain to the yoga teacher that I didn’t sign up for this level of intensity and slip out the door before she could protest. But I stayed in the room, and emerged sore as heck but triumphant. Last week was the first week that I felt my body was starting to adjust to the challenge of four and a half hours of hot yoga in a week, so I was able to stay active in other ways I am used to and go to my belly dance class and run.

As far as the benefits I have noticed thus far: my productivity has pretty much doubled, my moods are on an even more even kilter, and I can definitely say that practicing has helped in a huge way with detox. Then of course, there’s the added benefit of building strength. I may have Michelle Obama arms by the end of next week! This challenge has me feeling like a warrior in  my daily activities, perhaps because anything seems possible after you twisted and stretched your body to the point of exhaustion. I may have to extend the challenge for another month. That is…if I can make it through this next week, one glorious asana at a time. Keeping hope alive. Will keep you posted when it’s all said and done.

– XoXo Raw Girl



  1. I’ve done Bikram yoga twice and the heat and humidity was killer! i give you props.

    • Hot yoga is different from bikram— i did a 30 Day bikram challenge but felt very overwhlemed with the heat and nauseous. Hot yoga has heat, but the tempature is lower, and i am practicing at a studio where the style is vinyasa flow. Its awesome, the perfect balance, because its hot enough to get a great sweat and stretch deeper, but not so hot you want to run out of the room!

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