Ho there friend,

If you’ve been following my Instagram account, @brianadeckard, you know I’m all about hosting and participating in yoga challenges as a way to grow my yoga practice and connect with other encouraging yogis.

#Yoga4Unity is the most recent challenge I joined. It runs for 10 days, January 10-20, and is themed around unity. Although I’m keeping busy as a host of #ArtsyAsanas Yoga Challenge and participating in #StartWithSplits, I felt very strongly about joining this one. The theme speaks to me, because I believe unity is the magic that our yoga practice is made of. Yoga begins as a way for any human to find unity with their own person. As you begin a yoga journey, you notice subtly changes. You begin to feel more comfortable in your own skin. You find it easier to move your body, as all the pieces begin to work together, as one unit. You begin to feel more confident because your body and mind team up to win. When we have unity and peace with ourselves, we begin to empathize with others. We begin to want the best for our neighbors, our co-workers, our cashiers… when we feel for others and seek to lift each other up, we bridge gaps of divide and find a greater sense of purpose.

#Yoga4Unity Yoga Challenge holds a theme each day that relates to unity.

Day 1 – Serve Others
Day 2 – Show Compassion
Day 3 – Seek to Understand
Day 4 – Lift Others
Day 5 – Let it Go
Day 6 – Respect
Day 7 – Kindness
Day 8 – Listen
Day 9 – Acceptance
Day 10- Peaceful Communication

I will be posting an Instagram yoga photo and caption each day of the challenge. I invite you to follow along on Instagram or better yet, join me for these 10 days by posting your own Instagram photos and thoughts on the theme. If you don’t use Instagram, I’d still love to hear what you have to say about the power of unity. What does unity mean to you? Which themes are resonating with you? Share below. I want to talk. 🙂


Yoga Challenge hosts and sponsors: