Monday, April 12, 2010

Yoga Bear and the Yoga Challenge

Over the past month I've written about half of 5 different blog posts. Many of which were time sensitive and I failed miserably at finishing and publishing them when I needed to. I've been busy running around, having a life, etc. All of which I hope to update you on over the next few posts. But first I'm going to start with yet another time sensitive one.

Today I want to talk to you all about Yoga Bear. YB is a non-profit organization that tries to provide free yoga classes to individuals with cancer. For many of us out there, living healthier lives is a major part of how cancer impacts us. A lot of people find yoga to be a truly soothing stress reliever, and a gentle way to get back into shape.

I am not a diligent yogi. I'm a little too ADD to properly meditate and commune with the world... but I do love yoga. I'm super bendy-flexy, despite my size... though I have zero balance. And on days where I'm particularly tired, or need to get my body moving, but w/o a hardcore workout, I turn to yoga.

YB works to provide a valuable service to we cancer survivors, and at a minimum I would recommend you check out their blog.

Right now... starting today in fact, they are doing a 12 day Yoga Challenge. Each day they post a new yoga move via video and ask that you comment on it. For each day you comment you earn a chance to win a free yoga for breast cancer dvd, and if you comment every day, you win a free pass to Yogapalooza, which is in June, and being held in a handful of major cities throughout the US. Here is a link to day 1 of the challenge... Day 1

I'm doing the challenge because it's something different and I think I would enjoy Yogapalooza, even if I'm not the best yogi.

Yoga Bear was actually one of the very first cancer organizations I joined. While I haven't actually been able to benefit from the free yoga classes yet, I've enjoyed talking to new people, and checking out all the other little things they do!

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