WEEK 1: Homework
A key part of yoga practice is the practice of svadhyaya, which means self-study. This practice involves observing different aspects of yourself and your experienceyour mood, your inner dialogue, your energy levelwithout judgment. When you cultivate this skill, you start to build more awareness, and when you have more awareness of how you are feeling on a particular day, you can more easily make choices that support you.
Your homework this week is to begin the process of self-study and to reflect on how you felt during your practice. Think about, or better yet, write in your journal the answers to the following questions:
What was your favorite part of practice this week?
What kinds of physical or mental challenges came up?
Was there a tool that got you through the tough partseither the teacher's encouragement, your breath, or a practice partner?
How did you feel after the practices physically?
What was your state of mind after the practices?
WEEK 2: Homework
Your homework this week is to take one 5- to 10-minute break every day and either do Balanced Breathing or Desk Yoga.
Which "yoga break" did you prefer—the breathing exercise or the physical exercise—and why?
How did you feel before you took your break?
How did you feel after your break?
Can you see the value in taking time each day to relax and reset your body and mind?
WEEK 3: Homework
You're almost finished with the Fitness Challenge! We hope that you've enjoyed it and we hope that it has
inspired you to continue on with your yoga practice. This week, think about what you've gotten from the program and how you can continue these benefits on your own.
Please create three goals that you will commit to after the challenge is over.