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We always have tons of yoga challenges on Insta where you can participate, connect, practice, get inspired… and maybe win something cool!

We always have tons of yoga challenges on Insta where you can participate, connect, practice, get inspired… and maybe win something cool!

THESE CHALLENGES ARE GOING ON RIGHT NOW! HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

1. FOLLOW

Start by making sure you’re following @aloyoga, all hosts and all additional sponsors on Instagram.

2. post

Post a photo every day that the challenge runs (anywhere from 10 days to a month), include all the challenge hashtags and spread the love to your fellow participants! Bonus points if you hashtag #aloyoga, so we can follow along with you on your journey.

3. yay

Hosts will pick one winner per challenge… they’ll be featured on this page!

Questions? Shoot us an email at challenges@aloyoga.com

#AloAligned

April 21st- April 30th

Alignment is about bringing a conscious awareness to our practice. In #aloaligned yoga challenge we will align our physical bodies in Asana and our align our spiritual bodies in manifestation. Each day we will offer one pose and connect it to one mantra or manifestation. Each yogi should share the pose each day and share a little bit of how you align yourself with each day’s related word.

#AloBoutMantras

April 19th- April 30th

For 10 days we will explore mantras that help us to find more peace within ourselves, the universe, and those around us.
Mantras can be very powerful tools for healing and expansion when repeated aloud, in front of a mirror, during yoga practice or changed with a group.
Each day there will be a mantra, but the yoga pose is open for participants to decide. This challenge is meant to be healing, loving, and welcome to all levels of practice.


I am the light and the light is in me
I am that I am
I am grateful
I am peace
I am grateful
I am aware
I am awakening
I am perfect
I am one with humanity
I am love

#PropAsanas2

April 19th- April 30th

Whatever level your practice, props can be a vital and safe support, whether you're choosing a wall for inversions, blocks to help you reach the splits, or a dharma wheel, strap or wall to help you work on your back bending.

Following the success of last year's #PropAsanas, we want to revisit this challenge to share and celebrate our participants' progress and to help support each other by sharing, learning, and finding new ways of getting deeper into our asana practice. 

#STRONGFLEXYYOGI

April 17th- April 26th

Our #StrongFlexyShoulders November challenge was such a success that we’ve decided to make this a recurring challenge, with a revolving area of focus. There are so many areas of focus on the body and a whole lot of challenges we can make out of this Strong & Flexy theme with drills and accompanying poses (Hips, Back, Hamstrings, Core, Side Body, Anterior & Posterior Body). We’d like to make this challenge quarterly, starting with working on HIPS in April (#StrongFlexyYogi - Hips Edition) and continuing through 2019 with July and October... and hopefully going into 2020! 

#SpringUpYourYoga

April 15th- April 24th

Join us in this rejuvenating & revitalizing challenge as we dive into the Spring season full of vitality. Let's detox our bodies by twisting out the old, and fill our bodies with energy by opening our hearts & getting upside down.  #SpringUpYourYoga is the perfect opportunity to get the energy flowing in our bodies while on our mats, as well as in our lives off our mats. We are committed to showing what a REAL practice looks like -- we think it's important for us as hosts not to avoid the poses we don't like/cannot do yet, but rather offer & perform prep poses or modifications for them in order to show where we're at in our practice right now. We will provide poses and variations/modifications for all levels of practitioner so everyone can feel revitalized, refreshed, energized, have fun, feel included, & potentially even learn something new for themselves through this challenge. We think everyone deserves the chance to feel rejuvenated & revitalized!

#FeelYourAsanas

April 15th- April 24th

"We would like to let people be free to express their feelings with yoga. For this reason there will not be pre determinated poses, only guidelines. Those will be about feelings and participants will have to decide poses that better represent them.

The caption is going to be:
“A pose that makes you feel:
- Happy
- Upset
- Satisfied
- Loved
- Calm
- Fearless
- Enthusiastic
- Grateful
- Weird
- Proud”"

#ALOEnergy

April 11th- April 20th

Because ALO stands for air, land and ocean we as hosts would be sharing our adventures from the air (with a yoga swing or tree climbing), the land, and the sea on a paddle board. 

#AloSpringSplits

April 10th- April 19th

Splits pose variations.  Whether you’ve already mastered splits or you’re still working towards them, we’d love you to join us as we stretch ourselves in a variety of poses and directions.  Each day we simply ask you to share your best attempt at the day’s pose, remember yoga is a practice not a competition, and there’s no better way of improving your splits than practicing them every way 

#SurrenderIntoSpring

April 8th- April 17th

Springtime is here, and it’s a perfect time to let go of what’s no longer serving us. Let’s intentionally shift our energy so we can begin to bloom! In #SurrenderIntoSpring, we’ll pair daily affirmations with hip openers and heart openers -- yoga poses that focus on surrender and release. We’ll practice surrendering and letting go of physical tension in our bodies while also finding moments to pause, breathe, and respond rather than react in our daily lives. Time to surrender and practice our yoga on and off our mats!

#ALOboutChakras

April 7th- April 16th

All living things carry a life force within them, and us humans are no exception. Specifically, we have 7 centers of energy that move inside of us called the Chakras. Chakra, in Sanskrit, translates to 'wheel,' because the life energy inside of us, or prana, is always spinning and rotating. When one or more of these are blocked, it can often lead to illness, infection, and other diseases, so it's important to know what each chakra represents, and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely. Therefore, we want to explore all 7 centers of energy, working from the root Chakra all the way up to, and ending with, the crown Chakra. We will spend 10 days exploring, diving in, and learning about the 7 Chakras (spending more than one day on a few of them) so that we can become more in tune with our natural energy cycles of our bodies.

#NotYourAverageProp

April 5th- April 14th

 The name will be #NotYourAverageProp and the poses are going to be centered around Using props for poses however not just a regular prop but getting creative! We want the participants to use props for the poses listed that aren’t a traditional prop, but instead using the environment! For example, for a puppy pose, maybe you use a wall! For a hollowback, maybe they use a tree! We think this would be super fun and get participants to see how they can still do yoga even if they don’t have all the “fancy” yoga equipment! 

#ALOboutinversions

April 5- April 14th

Join us for #ALOboutinversions a 10-day inversion challenge where we will build each inversion from the ground up. Whether you’re new to inversions, or want to diversify your inversion practice- because we’ve all been guilty of only practicing just 1 or 2🤦🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ you’ll get the chance to practice a variety of inversions! Work on getting the basics of the pose, or amp it up by practicing a variation of your choice

#YogaInTheStars2

April 1st- April 12th

Yoga in the Stars is back for round 2! Join us on this 12 day journey as we experience and explore the fascinating world of yogastrology, which dates back to yogas origin where we connect the art of asana and star signs. 🌟

Astrology is the study of the movements and positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world. In addition to being associated with unique personality characteristics, each zodiac sign has a traditional correspondence with different parts of the body. 🌟

By alligning the practice of yoga with astrology, we can become more attuned to the universe, achieving a deeper state of wellness and fulfilment out of life! 🌟

Yoga in itself is the excersise that that encourages synchronisation with the celestial cycles - it's the natural springboard into alignment with the sun, moon and the stars. Depending on your zodiac sign you could have vulnerability in a certain area. By doing yoga for that area, you can transform a weakness into strength. 🌟

This challenge is open to all levels and abilities!

#AloSpringTransitions

April 1st- April 12th

April is the month where we finally start to transition out of winter and into spring. We have put together a creative challenge that focuses on some of the transitions that link yoga poses together. Each day, we will either provide a specific transition (ex: crow jump back to chaturanga) or two yoga poses (ex: Marichyasana A and Wild Thing, Side Plank and Split) and have the participants come up with a way to transition from one pose to the next. This challenge will move beyond just single asanas, and let the participants get creative with their posts and inspire others to incorporate new ways to move in their yoga practice! 

#ResolutionHandstand2019 2

April 1st- April 10th

10 days of the same shapes along with strength drills. We have a lot of participants learning to handstand so we are offering lots of tips, drills and instruction each day.

#MarchMindfulHearts

March 22nd - March 31st

Our theme will be about self-love and of course heart openers but in a unique way. Each day will begin with a positive affirmation that participants will be encouraged to repeat to themselves throughout their day. The 10 days will mirror a heart opening practice (one pose per day). We'll begin with warm ups that you would see in this type of class that will work up to a peak pose (heart opener) and then we'll counter from there. There will be an element of teaching throughout the challenge, educating people on the areas that need to be opened up to backbend (hips, chest, shoulders) and then how you properly counter after backbends (twists, forward folds, core work).

#BloomForSpring

March 22nd - March 31st

The name will be #BloomForSpring and the poses are going to be centered around starting from the ground and slowly rising each day until we "bloom" and grow tall! So we're building the yogis from the ground up!

#AloSpringCleaning
March 20th - March 29th

#DetoxForTheSpring

March 20th - March 29th

Join us on this 10 day journey as we detoxify, revitalize and renew our bodies for the spring time.

Spring is in the air and it’s a natural time to clear away toxins so that the body can reboot after a long, sluggish winter. Traditionally, Chinese medicine and the Ayurveda view spring as a time for renewal. The body is coming out of hibernation mode and ready to shed some layers. Our bodies naturally go into detox mode in the spring, but we can help the process along by adding detoxifying asanas into our practice to feel lighter, more refreshed and possibly get rid of a few health issues at the same time.

The lymphatic system is the bodies natural toxin and waste eliminator. Lymphatic fluid circulates throughout the body to carry away our natural cellular waste and the toxins we take in through the environment and the food we eat. The lymph system, however, needs us to move. So let’s move together and ring out the toxins from the winter so we can feel energised and renewed for the spring!

#SpringGoddess

March 20th - March 29th

As we approach the Spring Equinox we are going to dive into the myth and stories of some of the goddesses around the world who are associate with Spring and all that Spring brings.  Each day we will share the story of one of the Goddesses and chose a yoga pose that best represents that goddess.  For example, the West African Goddess Hare Ke is the goddess of Spring Rains, soil, seeds and is symbolized by dragons.  We would share some interesting facts or stories about this goddess and link Dragon Pose with her.  Our hope is to help people think beyond their own culture and time and connect with cultures all over the world as we embrace Spring!