This is not another New Year’s resolution, it’s a sweat revolution.
I think that may have been the cheesiest thing I’ve ever written in awhile. Literary angst aside, this post is for a serious matter: sweat.
As a Bikram yogi and teacher, my world can easily revolve around sweat. Planning out which class/teacher makes me sweat hard (in a good way), how much sweat I like to see when I teach, the least amount of clothing for maximum sweat surface area, how much sweating hurts after a few wine glasses the night before…you get the picture.
Luckily, I’m not alone in this mindset. I’m fortunate enough to be around hard working, boundary-pushing yogis. There are those ones who could do the unthinkable with their bodies, the athletes, the dancers, and the yoga champions.
To these yogis, there are no weekends, no holidays. Where calendars only matter if there’s far too many days since their last sweat.
To these yogis, the measure of their being and happiness isn’t the calories they’ve eaten, the number on the scale, or the size of their clothing. (Lycra and spandex bode well for this group.)
To these yogis, success is being able to practice yoga on and off the mat.
It’s not about who is the most flexible or the strongest. It’s about keeping their patience and cool when all else around them is crumbling.
The best part about these people? They are the dedicated, everyday people you see in class next to your mat.
They’re also you and I.
Because health and happiness is just as important before and after Christmas and New Year’s Day, let’s get sweaty and happy all year round.
Convinced yet? Join a number of yogis who will be doing a 30-day beginning in January and sweat with the community wherever you are in the world. We’ll be on Twitter with the hashtag #30DCJan, short for 30 Day Challenge January. I’ll update this post of bloggers and writers as we go along. You can also drop a comment below and say hello. Or cheer on in silence.
Yoga, run, bike, dance! Anything goes here. All that’s required is we do our best to sweat 1x a day 🙂
It’s not another New Year’s resolution, but a sweat revolution!
Ahh, cheese. Happy 2013 everyone!