Wow Vivienne! I have to say how extremely impressed I am that you being an American read such difficult sanskrit scriptures. Your commitment is remarkable!
May I please join in the sun salutation challenge? I'll start from today.
The 50 and 108 one seems really daunting and I will commit to that based on how I feel after doing the 25 sun salutations.
Also in addition in August I commit to :
1. Doing at least an hour of yoga everyday.
2. Keeping my room clutter free :)
3. Reading books on yoga too (Ayurveda)
4. Meditating everyday
5. Avoiding alcohol.
My spine is a little off, (scoliosis), but I feel this challenge shouldn't interfere with that, although I know having a bent spine keeps you from the full benefits of yoga. This broke my heart when I found out a few years ago. But I really want to get back into yoga anyway.
Ok so today was day 1 where I did it.
Honestly, it was a little scary because I haven't done the surya namaskar in years but once I started I was right into it.
My movements weren't very well coordinated with my breath. I found myself taking more breaths rather than moving with them. But I know that will come with practice.
Jumping into a plank was easy but jumping back from it was more difficult.
But overall I feel more energetic and confident now! I will be doing this throughout August and record my progress.
Thank you, Vivienne :)