Greetings my friends,

By request, I’ve uploaded a video for Sun Salutations to my YouTube channel “Foundations of Yoga with Bri“. This is a great sequence to warm the body up and get moving in the beginning of the day, as well as a nice way to unwind in the evening.

I encourage you to head over to the channel. Follow along once through if you’re learning the sequence. If you’ve been practicing yoga frequently, follow along several times through to continue to strengthen the body and deepen the breath.

Let me know what other videos you’d like to see by leaving a note in the comments section of the video. If you enjoy the practice subscribe to the channel and we will grow something sweet. Thank you for watching! You are awesome.

Love always,

Bri

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. 🙂

Cheers,
Bri

Yoga Challenge hosts and sponsors:
@goplantyourself
@kikasana
@odamio
@catvaladezyoga
@daughtersofculture
@yogapaws
@elementofsri
@yogaprowheel

Challenge alert 🚨 JANUARY 2-11
#ArtsyAsanas

Howdy friends,
I’ve teamed up with @chrissbot @6foot8yoga and @j.jones001 over on Instagram to bring you a yoga challenge. Ten days of creative hybrid poses. This challenge is meant inspire you to explore your potential in the physical yoga practice, as well as connect and share encouragement with your fellow participants.

Each day, we will offer a classic yoga pose with a creative spin, but we invite you to use your own creative expression with the posture. And daggonit have fun! Use any props you need to make the poses accessible to you.

@arthleticwear @spirituallysavvyllc @stickybesocks and @awaykco have generously offered gifts to the winners of #ArtsyAsanas.
To participate, head over to my Instagram account:
1. Repost the flyer I posted announcing the challenge
2. Follow all hosts and sponsors/tag us in your entry photos each day
3. Tag your photos each day of the challenge with the hashtag #ArtsyAsanas.
4. Participate all 10 days.
5. Be creative and have fun!!
List of poses we’ll be exploring:
🔹
Day 1 – Side plank with Tree Legs
Day 2 – Extended Triangle
Day 3 – Toe to Heel Toe Stand
Day 4 – 1 Legged (half lotus option) Forward Fold
Day 5 – Twisted Monkey
Day 6 – Side Crow with Leg variant
Day 7 – Pincha Māyūrasana
Day 8 – Lotus Headstand
Day 9 – Down Dog or Tiger Pose
Day 10 – Warrior II with a back band

Remember, it’s not about having a competitive spirit, but instead, exploring what your body can do and enjoying the ride. We hope you will join us!

love always,

Bri

We had so much fun brining you this challenge. Big thanks again to our generous sponsors for providing prizes to the winners. The winners received prizes from @arthleticwear @spirituallysavvyllc @stickybesocks and @awaykco. You can find the results of the challenge at my post here. Keep your eyes peeled for more Yoga Challenges I am brining your way. If you are a sponsor who would like to donate a prize for one of my Instagram challenges and raise awareness for your brand please contact me here. =)