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Savasana Challenge

Posted December 27, 2019
Take time for rejuvenation this month with the Savasana Challenge

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A 10 Minute Savasana Every Day
for 30 Consecutive Days

At this time winter’s cold drives your life fire deeply inward, collecting itself like a hibernating bear for the coming spring. This means winter is the time to retreat and go within to replenish your reserves… Like a seed that lies dormant all winter and is ready to sprout once the warmer days of spring arrive. Winter also provides us with the opportunity for inner reflection, assessing the past year and learning from our experiences.

To start off 2019, this month we’re challenging you to complete a special kind of yoga challenge: take a 10 minute savasana each day (either at home or in class) and track your progress using our special challenge booklet. Complete 30 consecutive days to receive your reward!

How to Participate

1. Donate

To receive your challenge booklet, visit the studio to donate a minimum of $10 to this year’s challenge charity: Coalition for the Homeless (more info below).

2. Start the Challenge!

Start taking a 10 minute savasana each day (either at home or in class) and track your progress using the booklet. In order to be eligible for rewards, you must track your days and write a short note for each day. Stop by the studio to get your challenge anytime between January 1-31st.

3. Get Rewards!

At the end of 30 days, show us your completed booklet to be entered to win a month of unlimited yoga or a 10 class card. The “winner” will be picked on March 1st. We ask that participants to also post on social media with #savasanachallenge

GUIDELINES

A 10 minute Savasana every day for 30 consecutive days

Set a timer for 10 minutes, preferably one with a gentle sound or simply a vibration. Lie on your back in savasana, finding complete relaxation of the body.  If you wish, put a pillow under your knees or your legs up the wall.  Once you find physical relaxation, begin to observe your breathing without changing or analyzing it in any way.  After a few rounds of breath, begin to match a visualization to your breathing.  See a light at your heart center; when you inhale, for as long as you inhale, watch that light travel up to your forehead, arriving at the top of your breath.  As your inhalation becomes your exhalation, the light rests at your brow.  When you exhale, for as long as you exhale, watch the light travel from your forehead back down to your heart arriving at the bottom of your exhalation.  As your exhalation becomes your inhalation, the light rests at your heart.  Allow the visualization to match your breathing rather than manipulating your breathing to match your visualization.  Continue until the timer sounds.  If at any point, you notice your mind has become chatty or wandered, gently and kindly choose to return your attention to the light moving with your breath.

 

GIVE BACK

This year each of your donations will support the Coalition for the Homeless. The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized. More info can be found here.

Contact

Bread and Yoga
5000 Broadway, Suite A
(Entrance on 212th St.)
New York, NY 10034
212-569-4112
info@breadandyoga.com