January 2023 30 Day Challenge: Intro Weekend – Resolutions and Intentions: New Year 2023

Happy January 1, 2023 – 30 Day Yoga Challenge Intro Weekend – Resolutions and Intentions

Good Morning Yogis! Welcome to January and 2023! Also, welcome to our 30 Day Intro Challenge! We are starting another 30 Day Intro Challenge for January. This year January’s start lines up perfectly with our Saturday intro weekend for Resolutions / Intention Setting, so we will be a couple of days off between the day of month vs our challenge posts which start with Day 0 Intro Weekends. We will set our New Year’s Resolutions today, and tomorrow we will start our 8 Limbs Practices. New Yogis – please focus on learning about the 8 Limbs for now!

New Yogi 30 Day Challenge Posts

New & Intro Challenge Yogis – Please navigate to our intro weekend posts below!

00 Birthday/New Year Resolution
Ashtanga – The 8 Limbs of Yoga (must read!)

cool perspective looking at bright moon in cloudy sky through dark room - new year resolutions setting intentions self improvement Quote: What the new years brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year. - Vern McLellan
What the new years brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year. – Vern McLellan

Today’s Positive Practice suggestion

Today’s Daily Yogi Practice is to set our New Year’s Resolutions for 2023. Our daily practices will stay synced up with our 30 Day Challenge Group throughout January.

If this is not your first month of Daily Yogi, consider setting an intention for yourself for this month, or keeping another daily Yoga practice (ie Asanas, Pranayama, or Meditation) that is meaningful to you!

Daily Yogi’s Resolutions for 2023

I am really trying to keep my Hydration habit for the year, which was most successful in 2022 than ever before. I am working at sticking to my morning and evening self-care routines, and have a new wonderful app/tool called Fabulous. I have practiced Ekadashi fasting for the past year, and plan to maintain this practice – although I am not Hindu, I wanted to incorporate regular fasting into my spiritual practice and decided the lunar schedule of Ekadashi was the best practice for me. I also am doing a pretty intense detox for January 2023, and will be vegan and caffeine free for the first month of the year.

I also like to prioritize certain practices from the 8 Limbs of Yoga more often than our typical 13-30 day rotation. For 2023, I am prioritizing Svadhyaya (self-study) with maintaining my daily journal habit. I also want to maintain my focus on Aparigraha and gratitude to maintain positivity, and Santosha (contentment) with mindfulness and living in the present moment. These are the same three Yamas and Niyamas I focused on in 2022, and I enjoyed these practices. This year I am also making sure to include Sun Salutations in my daily morning routine.

In 2021 I prioritized Svadhyaya (self-study) with increasing the frequency of my journaling habit, Satya (truthfulness) particularly with myself and things that no longer serve me, and Santosha (contentment) with mindfulness. In 2020 I prioritized Ahimsa (non-harming) and Meditation. Or, perhaps consider the Karma Yoga path of Ghandi with prioritizing Ahimsa (non-harming) and Satya (truthfulness). Or, review the 8 Limbs of Yoga and select a few that you would like to practice more frequently than every 10-20 days with our Daily Yogi practices.

This is a great time to journal, so you can review your intentions throughout the year!

Next INTRO CHALLENGE October 2023


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Please comment if you would like to share your intentions or your own personal bonus daily yoga practice for this month. Always remember, be kind!

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