Yoga selfies are all over Instagram. And there's a trend that promotes the yoga selfie — photo-a-day challenges. I did one.
Why I flooded your feed with yoga selfies
For the first time, I decided to try one of these photo-a-day challenges. Because I'd never done one before, because I wanted to deepen my at-home yoga practice, because I saw my friend Sarah was doing it and just because ... why not?
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Selfie challenge reflections
Some poses were easier than others. Sometimes I modified them and sometimes I did a more challenging variation. (And sometimes ... I just plain forgot to do them. Oops.)
What I enjoyed most about this challenge was looking at everyone else's dailies. Five years ago, I probably would have compared myself to them in a critical way. Instead, I admired them and was struck by the beautiful diversity. Every body was so different. (That's not a typo. I mean every body.) There weren't "good yogis" and "bad yogis." Like me, other people had an easier time with some poses than others.
I know you're just dying to see my selfies, so here are a few. Props to my husband for taking some of these, my iPhone's timer camera app and to the upside-down flower pot that made a pretty stellar stand for my iPhone. If you want to see the rest, check them out on Instagram.
Day 1: Bharadvajasana
Day 3: Virasana (hero's pose)
Day 9: Chair pose
Day 11: Camel pose (one of my faves!)
Day 17: Wheel pose
Day 19: Crow