August Challenge: Yoga –> are you IN?

30/07/2017 - Motivation
August Challenge: Yoga –> are you IN?

August Motivation for the Mind!

The August Challenge works from the outside inward using the practice of Yoga. This month’s challenge is suitable for total beginners, as well as advanced practitioners and teachers.

I discovered the benefits of yoga 20+ years ago as an injured endurance athlete and have been forever grateful of a consistent practice’s impact on my body, mind, energy and daily mood.

There are 3 parts to complete for the August Yoga challenge, and they are organized around the aims of consistency, depth, and newness:

I realize that August is typically a big travel month, but this challenge is 100% doable, even if you’re traveling non-stop! If you’ve got time to breathe, you’ve got time to move while breathing and to create a few quite moments for yourself.

Can you do MORE than what is listed in the 3 parts? Absolutely!

Remember though, it’s important to aim for quality over quantity. If you want to make the challenge harder, more frequent or longer in duration in any or all of the categories, that’s totally fine. To help with this, I included guidance below in the “For More Experienced…” section.

Yoga Challenge August 2017

For Yoga Beginners

For More Experienced Yogis & Yoginis

How to Join

Just ask to join this closed Facebook Group — for support and accountability. The support group on Facebook brings friendly and supportive people together from around the world.

Once you’re in, feel free to add any friends who want to join.

It’s not required that you post on the group, or even join it in the first place. It’s more fun and motivational in a community though!

By the way, this whole thing is FREE — just good people coming together to support each other.

Secondary Challenge

This month’s secondary challenge is simply to invite someone to join you in at least one practice!

Helpful Tools & Ideas

Reminder and Accountability Apps: I use the iPhone app called Productive to remind me and keep accountable during our challenges. There are others as well. These apps are excellent for accountability.


What if I miss a day of Sun Salutations? Make it up the next day. You can make up as many days as you miss, but don’t forget the intention: it’s about developing consistency and honoring your commitment.

May I join late? What is the deadline? You may join any time you want, including late in the month. Really? Sure. It’s more fun to join closer to the start of the month. If you discover the challenge later in the month though and can complete all 3 parts (catching up on the Sun Salutations), then please go for it and join us!

How do I join if I’m not on Facebook? Just say I’m in out loud 3 times, and you’ll be in! If you want to connect the dots and receive a virtual high-five, feel free to also drop me a note at [email protected] or say hi on other social media channels (links in footer).

May I join the challenge, but start my own Facebook group for my gym, club, friends or community? Sure. I’d love to see you in the global group, so how about both?

I hope you join us!

Becky are are spending half of this month in India, so it was hard to pass up the chance to bring focus to Yoga!

— Coach Jeff

Jeff Grant is the author of "Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice", "Hill Running: Survive & Thrive," and "Run Faster: Unlock Your Speed in 8 Weeks". Based in Switzerland, Jeff is a coach and writer who specializes in mental coaching, peak performance, and transformation. Jeff’s popular newsletter is a digest containing inspirational and instructional resources, including his latest content. See recent issues and subscribe for free here. Refer to Jeff’s bio and press kit for more information, and please check out Jeff’s Coach & Author page on Facebook.

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