The Yogi Assignment

How to go on a journey with me:

I recently mentioned that I was due for a new challenge.  By challenge, I wasn’t talking about the   typical diet and exercise challenge.  I’ve been working on staying focused, creating structure and doing a little less waffling around in my life.  I’m sure many of us can relate to that feeling of constant distraction.  For me, I’ve been feeling a little bit like I’m treading water.  I’m always busy, but I’m not really doing anything.  If you can relate, stay with me.

In the past, when I’ve committed publicly to a goal, I’ve followed through with it because I knew people were watching.  I’ve always performed better with an audience 😉

For this next challenge, I wanted to incorporate yoga because I had fallen out of my regular routine and practice.  I also knew that I needed to get my mind right each morning so that I stayed in a positive, productive and compassionate place each day.  It’s very easy to grow agitated and short tempered when you’re feeling scattered.  We are all busy.  We all get tired.  We all wish we had more time.  Equally, we are all given the same 24 hours each day.  You can’t buy time, you can only use it more efficiently.  Taking 5-10 minutes each day to fill yourself up with the right energy and attitude will make the rest of your minute feel more useful and productive.

That lead me to the selection of my next challenge.  Here is how we can all do it together.

I want this challenge to run more like a book club.  There is a book by Kino MacGregor called The Yogi Assignment.  Kino is an expert in Ashtanga yoga.  She has studied directly under the founder of Ashtanga, S. K. Pattabhi Jois.  She understands how the modern world is very different from the ancient yoga traditions and she does a beautiful job of connecting the 2 worlds so that we can apply those principles into our own lives.

In The Yogi Assignment, we will have a few pages to cover each day. Those pages will introduce a lesson/intention and incorporate a story or idea to expand on the lesson.  For example, one day the topic may be authenticity.  She’ll expand on the struggle and triumph to stay and be authentic.  Then she’ll relate a handful of physical yoga postures to that theme.  You can practice the poses as well as taking some moments to reflect on the lesson.  Then you can go about your day.  As you go through your day you may notice that the theme presents itself in many forms.

Final Thoughts

We will begin the 30 day Yogi Assignment on July 1.  That gives you enough time to go out and get the book if you want to have your own copy.   Click here for the link to buy on Amazon.

Being able to highlight, dog ear and write in the margins is a great benefit to having your own copy.  If you don’t want to get the book though, you don’t need to.  You can follow along with me on my Insta Story.  Each day I’ll give a little recap of the lesson and share my highlights.  I’d love for you to share back with me by tagging me in your posts and/or commenting on mine to let me know your thoughts.

If you’re not on Instagram but still want to participate, please let me know.  I will make sure you are included.

I hope this clarifies how the yoga book club will go down.  I am always happy to answer your questions and get your feedback!

One thought on “The Yogi Assignment

  1. Chrissy S

    My book just came and after being SO EXCITED, I started to flip through it and OMG those poses are WAAAAAY beyond my ability. I can do the ones I learned in class, but I seriously can’t do some of those. How do we modify? Should I just make it up as I go along?


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