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yogapam 12-21-21 11:51 AM

Winter Solstice/New Year Sadhana 2021/2022 Check-in
 
A warm welcome to all!

Winter Solstice 2021 is December 21 at 7:58 am PST

Sadhana is a daily spiritual and/or physical practice often with a specific focus or goal in mind, but goals are always optional. Itís often associated with yoga, but can include Qi Gong, meditation, breath work, daily readings, or a combination of any or all. It is often 40 days, but can be open ended or any length you chose. Itís an opportunity to share our favorite mindful practices and learn from each other.

Some of us will start on Solstice & others on Jan 1. There is no pressure or obligation to check in every day and, as always, no obligation to include personals. There are no rules here!

Please feel welcome to roll out your mat & join in!

toaster 12-21-21 11:57 AM

Hi all! I'm not planning to start my sadhana until Jan 1st but thought I'd jump in now so that I don't forget. :o

Also, I wanted to share a solstice practice ("Solstice Sleep Story") that I posted earlier today for anyone interested:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_W-t1C3rKw

Mell 12-21-21 11:58 AM

~~ Qigong With Kseny ~~

1. Feel Good In 10 - Morning Qigong For Energy

2. Qi By The Sea - 10 Minute Morning Qigong

3. 10 Mins Neck & Shoulders Tension Relief

4. 5 Animals Qigong (Holiday Edition)

5. 5 Minute Morning Qigong For Energy

6. Qigong Breathing - 7 Minutes To Calm The Body & Mind

7. 10 Min Morning Qigong to Wake Up

8. 10 Minute Daily Stretch For Flexibility

9. 10 Minute Qigong To Improve Your Balance & Flexibility

10. 10 Minute Energising Morning Qigong Routine To Start Your Day

Beo & Be Qigong - 7 minutes of self care series

11. Day 1 : Self-Care Series

12. Day 2 Self-Care Series

13. Day 3 Self-Care Series

14. Day 4 Self-Care Series

15. Day 5 Self-Care Series

16. Day 6 Self-Care Series

17. Day 7 Self-Care Series

18. Day 8 Self-Care Series

joint mobility https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIOrimclYDc

19. joint mobility

20. joint mobility

21. joint mobility

22. joint mobility; CDornerFitness - 30 Minute Mobility Stretch for Flexibility Routine

23. joint mobility

24. joint mobility

25. joint mobility

26. joint mobility

27. Lee - qigong day 12


28. Ben - 7 minute mobility

29. Lee - qigong day 22

30. Ben - hip mobility


31. Yoga with Bird - 10 Min Yoga Stretch for Tension Relief

32. Yoga With Bird - 10 Minute Yoga Full Body Stretch

33. Yoga With Bird - 10 Minute Morning Yoga Stretch

34. Yoga With Bird - 10 Min All In One Everyday Yoga Stretch

35. Yoga With Bird - Yoga Stretches for Lower Leg Tension - Foot, Ankle, Shin and Calf Stretches

36. Sarah chair yoga

37. Joint mobility

38. Yoga With Bird - 10 min morning stretch

39. Ben - 7 minute mobility

40. Lee qigong day 7

Pat58 12-21-21 12:50 PM

Thanks Pam! :love:

Izzy 12-21-21 01:06 PM

This will be my daily check in spot.

December 21-BBY/Yoga Fit1
December 22-Evening/Yoga stretch, 15 mins.
December 23-Evening yoga stretch, 15 mins
December 24-BBY/Yoga fit 2
December 25-BBY/Yoga fit 3
December 26-BBY/Yoga Fit 4
December 27-15 mins morning yoga stretch, BBY/Yoga fit 5
December 28-15 mins meditation, my day got a thrown off due to snow that was supposed to be only 1-2" but was more. By the time I got home late I still had to shovel for about an hour. Thus no yoga. I did some meditation before bed instead to settle down.
December 29-15 minutes meditation. Another thrown off the course day.
December 30-Morning stretch/15 mins, meditation later. I had my annual physical this morning and was talking to my doctor about my work anxiety. She gave me some pointers on how to relieve stress through out the day. Very helpful.
December 31-QiGong/Day 1, Jane Adams/balance
January 1-QiGong/Day 2
January 2-QiGong/Day 3, Jane Adams/standing
January 3-QiGong/Day 4, Jane Adams/balance
January 4-QiGong/Day 5, BBY/Morning Yoga
January 5-QiGong Day 6, Kent Katich/Flexibility/Full body yoga
January 6-QiGong Day 7, EB/Yoga Blast (yoga inspired lower body moves with upper body moves with weights)
January 7-QiGong Day 8
January 8-QiGong Day 9,
January 9-QiGong Day 10, Sahra Star/Strength and Flexibilty.
January 10-QiGong Day 11
January 11-QiGong Day 12
January 12-Missed this day
January 13-QiGong Day 13
January 14-QiGong Day 14
January 15-sick
January 16-sick
January 17-sick
January 18-sick
January 19-sick
January 20-sick
January 21-sick
January 22-sick
January 23-sick
January 24-sick

Vantreesta 12-21-21 01:53 PM

Thank you, Pam!

I'll be back later to update this post.

Vannie's Winter Sadhana: Yoga, Gratitude and Meditation

Day 1 Dec 21 Gratitude: headache better, Christmas music, all the years with my mom & MIL Yoga: S. Starr Happy Yoga S6E9 Island Breeze Meditation: Sleep Is Not Your Responsibility (IT-Dan Goldfield) Other: Bible study: Affirmations: done

Day 2 Dec 22 Gratitude: Yoga: Yoga in Practice S1E1 Breathing Into Awareness; S. Starr Happy Yoga S6E8 Glowing Sunflower Sunset Meditation: 10 Powerful Daily Affirmations (IT-Love to Meditate) Other: Bible study: Soulspace Luke 2:8-15 and day 4 of 100 Day Challenge (Genesis 8:1-22) Affirmations: done

Day 3 Dec 23 Gratitude: safety traveling, snow at FIL's! Yoga: forgot to do, headed up to my FIL's Meditation: Memory Break (IT-Andrew Johnson) Other: Bible study: Affirmations: forgot everything but meditation today

Day 4 Dec 24 Gratitude: enjoyed relaxed shopping this morning, BIL made it home for Christmas Yoga: Yoga With Kassandra- 10 Minute Morning Yoga Stretch in Bed Meditation: Mind Clearing Look Around Exercise (IT-Christian Thomas) Other: Bible study: Affirmations: done

Day 5 Dec 25 Gratitude: Christmas, snow, family Yoga: Yoga With Kassandra -Yoga for Headaches & Migraine Relief-Gentle Yoga for Tension Headaches Meditation: Grateful Heart Meditation (IT-Bradley T. Morris) Other: Bible study: Affirmations:

Day 6 Dec 26 Gratitude: no bad weather while traveling, hubby was in a better mood this wknd, being back home with Cyric Yoga: none, came home from FIL's and started watching Supernatural Meditation: The Company of Elves (IT-The Honest Guys) Other: Bible study: Affirmations: done

Day 7 Dec 27 Gratitude: hubby took the day off (and was in a good mood), Mom's birthday and her life, people remembering Mom today, no falls on the ice when we walkedYoga: none Meditation: Making Affirmations for a Relaxing Day (IT-Christian Thomas); Peaceful Relaxation Meditation-5 Minute Daily Insight (Glenn Harrold) Other: Bible study: Soulspace Isaiah 43:18-19; Abide Isaiah 26:9 Affirmations: Affirmation Meditation Podcast-Start Your Morning I AM Fiirmations + Life Is Good and I Am Grateful Affirmation Song day 1

Day 8 Dec 28 Gratitude: not giving up on myself, ability to make positive changes and to learn Yoga: Yoga in Practice -Plant a Good Garden Meditation: Morning Meditation for Positive Energy (IT-Loula Love) Other: Bible study: Soulspace Deuteronomy 31:6 Affirmations: Affirmation Meditation Podcast-Start Your Morning I AM Affirmations + Life Is Good and I Am Grateful Affirmation Song day 2

Day 9 Dec 29 Gratitude: got in to dentist right away to replace filling, Jeep started today, Cyric Yoga: Meditation: Five Steps to Better Sleep (IT-Linda Hall) Other: Bible study: Soulspace Habakkuk 2:2-3 Affirmations:

Day 10 Dec 30 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: Soothing Pain Before Sleep (IT-Intuition Awakening) Other: Bible study: Soulspace Matthew 11:28-30 Affirmations: Affirmation Meditation Podcast-Start Your Morning I AM Affirmations + Life Is Good and I Am Grateful Affirmation Song day 3

Day 11 Dec 31 Gratitude: frosted trees, weather on Wed (cold & crisp, no wind, mix of sun & clouds), hubby home most of the day Yoga: Meditation: Visualize the Next 12 Months-Do This Before Setting Your Goals (IT-Tess Sloane) Other: Bible study: Soulspace 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Affirmations: Affirmation Meditation Podcast-Start Your Morning I AM Affirmations + Life Is Good and I Am Grateful Affirmation Song day 4

Day 12 Jan 1 Gratitude: hubby home all day, nice long naps, traditions, new year Yoga: Yoga With Kassandra -8 Minute Evening Yoga: Wind Down & Chill Out Yoga Meditation: The Reduce Procrastination Series #1 (IT-Yvette Vermeer); End of Year Practice (IT-Tony Brady) Other: Bible study: Soulspace Psalm 91:1-4; YouVersion Isaiah 43:18-19 Affirmations: done

Day 13 Jan 2 Gratitude: fun time with friends, DOMS :), Cyric Yoga: Meditation: Yoga Nidra-Deep Rest & Relaxation (IT-Courtenay Pipkin( Other: Bible study: Soulspace Ephesians 1:3-6 Affirmations: done

Day 14 Jan 3 Gratitude: above 0 wind chills today, hubby was home for supper, I worked out! Yoga: Yoga With Bird -10 Min Everyday Morning Yoga Stretch | 30 Day Yoga Challenge 2022 | DAY 1; Yoga With Kassandra -Evening Yoga Movement day 16 Relaxing Evening Yoga Class for Flexibility Meditation: Getting Unstuck challenge day 1 (Ten Percent app); Releasing Resistance & Setting Goals (IT-Lianne Weaver) Other: Bible study: Affirmations: done

Day 15 Jan 4 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: Getting Unstuck challenge day 2 (Ten Percent app); Structuring Your Day for Well-Being (IT-Yvette Vermeer) Other: Bible study: Soulspace Psalm 91:14-15 Affirmations: Affirmation Meditation Podcast-Start Your Morning I AM Affirmations + Life Is Good and I Am Grateful Affirmation Song day 5

Day 16 Jan 5 Gratitude: Yoga: Yoga With Bird -15 Min Everyday Yoga for Beginners | 30 Day Yoga Challenge 2022 | DAY 2; Yoga With Kassandra -Evening Yoga Movement day 17 Evening Yoga Flow Deep Stretches Meditation: Being Grateful for Today, Sleep Well Tonight (IT-Andy Lee) Other: L. Holden 30-Day Qi Gong challenge day 2 Bible study: Abide Ecclesiastes 5; Soulspace John 15:4 and 9 Affirmations: done

Day 17 Jan 6 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: Morning Motivation (IT-Tony Brady); Getting Unstuck challenge day 3 and day 4 (Ten Percent app) Other: Bible study: Soulspace Matthew 19:19-21 Affirmations: Affirmation Meditation Podcast-Start Your Morning I AM Affirmations + Life Is Good and I Am Grateful Affirmation Song day 6

Day 18 Jan 7 Gratitude: Yoga: Yoga With Bird -10 Min All In One Everyday Yoga Stretch | 30 Day Yoga Challenge 2022 | DAY 3; Yoga With Kassandra -Evening Yoga Movement day 18 Evening Yin Yoga Yoga Stretches Before Bed Meditation: Morning Motivation Meditation (IT-Wellness on the Farm) Other: L. Holden 30-Day Qi Gong challenge day 3 Bible study: Soulspace Daniel 10:19 Affirmations:

Day 19 Jan 8 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: Getting Unstuck challenge day 5 and day 6 (Ten Percent app); Complete Morning Meditation: Gratitude Practice, Intention Setting & Affirmations (IT-Fiona); IT bedtime playlist Other: Bible study: YouVersion Matthew 18:20 Affirmations: done

Day 20 Jan 9 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: done Other: Bible study: YouVersion Luke 9:23-24 Affirmations: done

Day 21 Jan 10 hubby & our marriage, Cyric, hubby didn't work as late every day last week Gratitude: Yoga: Yoga With Kassandra 7-Day Yoga & Meditation Challenge day 1 -15 Min Monday Morning Gentle Yoga; Yoga With Bird -5 Min Everyday Morning Yoga Full Body Stretch | 30 Day Yoga Challenge 2022 | DAY 4 Meditation: Getting Unstuck challenge day 7 and day 8 (Ten Percent app) Other: L. Holden 30-Day Qi Gong challenge day 4 Bible study: Soulspace Psalm 104:24-28 Affirmations: Affirmations for Success, Abundance, and Happiness (IT-Bob Baker)

Day 22 Jan 11 Gratitude: nice temps today, hubby was home & helped put away groceries, I RAN! Yoga: M. Giordano Athletic Yoga: Yoga for Runners post-run practice Meditation: I Can't Sleep Meditation (IT-David Gandelman) Escape to Transylvania: Sleep Story and Bedtime Meditation (IT-Michelle's Sanctuary) Other: Bible study: Soulspace Psalm 94:17-19 Affirmations:

Day 23 Jan 12 Gratitude: 3rd day in a row getting up before 7 & doing full dental routine, feeling more positive & upward momentum, feeling better than I did Sunday, for my mom & the example she set for being kind & generous in love to others Yoga: Yoga With Kassandra 7-Day Yoga & Meditation Challenge day 2 -15 min Morning Yin Yoga for Hips Meditation: Getting Unstuck challenge day 9 (Ten Percent app) Other: Bible study: YouVersion Matthew 23:11 and Amos 5:24; Soulspace Psalm 133 Affirmations: Motovational Affirmations for Succeeding in Your Goals (IT-Love to Meditate)

Day 24 Jan 13 Gratitude: Yoga: Yoga With Kassandra 7-Day Yoga & Meditation Challenge day 3 -15 min Wednesday Morning Yoga Twists; Yoga With Kassandra 7-Day Yoga & Meditation Challenge day 4 -15 min Thursday Morning Yoga for Balance Meditation: A Boy & His Dog Sleep Meditation Bedtime Story (IT-Dan Jones) Other: Bible study: Affirmations:

Day 25 Jan 14 it's snowing!, electricity, finally feeling more positive this week Gratitude: Yoga: Yoga With Kassandra 7-Day Yoga & Meditation Challenge day 5 -15 min Friday Morning Yoga for Flexibility Meditation: Healing Energy Sleep Session 432hz (IT-Paul Geary) Other: Bible study: YouVersion Psalm 24:1 and 2 Corinthians 5:17; Soulspace Luke 12:6-7 Affirmations: done

Day 26 Jan 15 Gratitude: for my grandma who we lost 4 years ago today, ability to shovel snow (& hubby finished today with the snowblower), a good week!, example set by my parents and grandparents Yoga: Yoga With Kassandra 7-Day Yoga & Meditation Challenge day 6 -15 min Saturday Morning Yoga for Core Strength Meditation: Get One Thing Done (IT-Guy Finely) Other: Bible study: Our Daily Bread Exodus 12:5-13; Abide Malachi 3; Soulspace Matthew 25:35-40 Affirmations:

Day 27 Jan 16 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: Morning Meditation: Inviting in Peace & Calm (IT-Nicky Hartel) Other: Bible study: Soulspace Isaiah 43:1-4 Affirmations:

Day 28 Jan 17 Gratitude: Yoga: Yoga With Adriene -Yoga for Runners Warm Up Sequence; Yoga With Adriene -Yoga for Runners Cool Down Sequence Meditation: Calm Sleep-Gounded Sleep Podcast Ep. 38 (IT-David Grandelman) Other: Bible study: Soulspace John 14:15-18 Affirmations:

Day 29 Jan 18 Gratitude: Yoga: Yoga With Kassandra 7-Day Yoga & Meditation Challenge day 7 -15 min Sunday Morning Full Body Yin Yoga; Yoga Treat 21-Day Yin Yoga Pose Challenge day 1-dragon pose Meditation: Find Deep Sleep Easily (IT-Music Nutrition by Anikiko) Other: Bible study: YouVersion Isaiah 40:5 and Matthew 28:19 Affirmations:

Day 30 Jan 19 Gratitude: sunrise, great day yesterday (walk at park with Cyric then went to a movie), crockpot meals Yoga: Yoga in Practice S1E4 Fearlessly Open Your Heart; Yoga Treat 21-Day Yin Yoga Pose Challenge day 2-saddle pose Meditation: Morning Intentions: Set the Tone (IT-Alyssa Chanelle); Getting Unstuck challenge days 10-12 (Ten Percent app) Other: Bible study: Abide 2 Corinthians 5:7); Soulspace Psalm 32:8 Affirmations: done

Day 31 Jan 20 Gratitude: warm home, nose is hurting less after colliding with Cyric on Sunday, hubby & Cyric, my chiropractor Yoga: S. Starr Happy Yoga S8E1 Ocean Mist Meditation: Raindrops Falling (IT-Sandeep Khuraha); Wolf Pack Howling at Night (IT-Shawn L) Other: Bible study: YpuVersion Psalm 19:14 and 1 Corinthians 10:13; Soulspace Philippians 3:12-14 Affirmations: done

Day 32 Jan 21 Gratitude: Yoga: S. Starr Happy Yoga S7E4 Palm Sunrise Meditation: Can't Get out of Bed -Guided Movement & Affirmations (IT-Allie) Other: Bible study: YouVersion Joshua 22-24 Affirmations: done

Day 33 Jan 22 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: Full Body Dissolve Guided Meditation for Sleep (IT-Mind Travel with Murray Hidary) Other: Bible study: Affirmations:

Day 34 Jan 23 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: 5 Minute Meditation to Start Your Day (IT-Angela Rose) Other: Bible study: Affirmations:

Day 35 Jan 24 Gratitude: Yoga: M. Giordano Athletic Yoga: Yoga for Runners post-run practice Meditation: Getting Unstuck challenge days 13-14 (Ten Percent app) Other: Bible study: YouVersion Psalm 30:5 and Deuteronomy 6:5 and Judges 1-5; Soulspace Deuteronomy 30:19-20; Our Daily Bread Jeremiah 18:1-6 Affirmations: IT affirmations & intention playlist

Day 36 Jan 25 Gratitude: nice wknd with FIL, thrift store find of loaded barbell for $10!, worked out yesterday & didn't let 2 days off snowball into more Yoga: 10MS Yoga -Yoga for Flexibility & Relaxation Meditation: How to Find Your Life's Purpose (IT-Lou Redmond); Fill up Your Morning Cup (IT-Elliott Treves) Other: Bible study: Soulspace Zephaniah 3:15-17; Abide 1 Corinthians 12; Our Daily Bread 1 John 4:10-21 Affirmations: done

Day 37 Jan 26 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: Other: Bible study: Affirmations:

Day 38 Jan 27 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: Other: Bible study: Affirmations:

Day 39 Jan 28 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: Other: Bible study: Affirmations:

Day 40 Jan 29 Gratitude: Yoga: Meditation: Other: Bible study: Affirmations:

sherry7899 12-21-21 03:06 PM

Thanks, Pam!

I did a Sarabeth Yoga practice for stress. I hope to do meditation later.

Dena 12-21-21 05:42 PM

I did Soul of Strength today with Baron Baptiste followed by a ten minute meditation.

yogapam 12-21-21 08:32 PM

Hello everyone! :D

I’m planning to focus on gentle yoga & using my streaming yoga subscription to Movement for Modern Life more.

Day 1: Beth’s Solstice Sleep Story on YouTube. :heart: It was very relaxing!

toaster 12-21-21 09:07 PM

I'm glad to hear that, Pam! :heart:

Although I didn't start my sadhana today, I did do Rodney Yee's AM Yoga for Your Week. I used to make sure to use this DVD every month, but alas, YouTube has made me less diligent - I hadn't used it since August! I did the Forward Bends practice, which is my favorite and which seemed very appropriate for today's long night. :love:


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