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5 Reasons You Should Be Proud of Your 21 in 31 Efforts


You should be so proud of yourselves. It’s hard to stick to something, especially a month-long hot yoga challenge, but you did it. You showed up even when your schedule was too busy, your muscles were sore and your mind was tired. Doing all of that extra laundry—we mean power vinyasa yoga—is no easy feat.

So go ahead, brag a little bit. You earned it whether you did 31 classes or 5. And definitely come in and take advantage of your 21 percent discount on all retail–including mats and accessories. You will also be entered into a raffle to win one month of unlimited PFY yoga!

Here are 5 Reasons You Should Be Proud of Your 21 in 31 Efforts.

1. You will save 21 percent off your next retail purchase

You deserve something special for taking 21 hot yoga classes in 31 days. Treat yourself. We’re offering you 21 percent off your next retail purchase until 12/31/17.

If you completed 21 classes from October 1 to October 31, 2017, you’re good to go. Remember: You save 21 percent on your next purchase including mats and accessories. Buy yourself a new mat, a cute Spiritual Gangster tank top and maybe a pair of leggings. At Powerflow Yoga, hard work really does pay off.

2. You formed a habit

There is a popular opinion that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Habit formation is much more complex, as you know. But you are on the right road. It’s hard to unroll your yoga mat when you’re tired or busy. Just showing up is half the battle. All of your little triumphs have made your practice second nature.

3. You are physically stronger

Whether you’re on track to finish, or you just tried hard, we’re proud of you. Taking 21 power vinyasa yoga classes will transform your body in a myriad of ways. The noticeable difference of doing Downward Facing Dog for 21 days is incredible. Your body is stronger and more stable by the end of a yoga challenge. Poses that once were a sick form of torture suddenly aren’t so bad. Plank pose for 5 breaths? Yawn. Most of all, with your newfound strength comes more self-confidence and contentment. If that’s not something to make you proud, what is?

4. You are dedicated to your yoga practice

Let’s face it: life is pretty hectic. It’s hard to find time out of your busy schedule to take a yoga class. But you planned ahead, prioritized your schedule and even doubled up on classes when you needed to. In a world that is so distracted, you should be very proud of yourself for dedicating October to yoga. Most people would guffaw at the idea of doing a 31-day yoga challenge. Now you can share your experience and rally your friends to join you for the next one.

5. You understand yourself better

Every time you unroll your yoga mat, you learn something about yourself. Your deepest thoughts, emotions and preferences inevitably come to the surface during a yoga class. But yoga teaches you how to sit comfortably with the constant chatter in your mind. Breathing during a yoga pose quiets your mind.

Your yoga practice changes the structure of your brain. Meditation increases the volume of the hippocampus, the region of your brain that regulates your emotions. In other words, you activate the part of your brain that helps you calm down. By the time you reach savasana, you simply lay down, close your eyes and relax. You know who you are in that moment—a strong, powerful yogi.

Don’t forget to share your pride in our PFY All Stars Facebook group. We hope you continue your momentum through November, but remember to take time to rest. Kick back, drink a glass of wine or enjoy your favorite snack. You did it! High Five!

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Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson

Michael’s teaching philosophy is rooted in science. As an anatomy and physiology major in college, Michael developed a keen understanding of the structure of the human body, and how exactly it is designed to move gracefully. He believes that the functional alignment of the body facilitates a truly meditative experience. Michael has been actively involved in the PFY community since 2013. He teaches several group classes at the Morristown, Chatham, Livingston, Clifton and Glen Rock studios and assists in the 200 hour teacher training programs.

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