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September #hashtanga Challenge: Week 2

Last week I shared that I am participating in my first ever Instagram yoga challenge hosted by Michael Gannon. Read all the details in this post. I have kept up with the challenge every day!

Here’s a recap of the second week.


Utthita hasta padangushthasana for day 8.


Day 9 ardha baddha padmottanasana.


Day 10 utkatasana full vinyasa series (with a handstand).


Day 11 virabhadrasana series.


Paschimottanasana A through D for day 12.


Purvottanasana with Sullie’s help for day 13. (This is the BEST video of hashtanga so far.)


Ardha baddha padma pascimottanasana with Sullie again!

Have you ever done an Instagram challenge? What kind of challenge would you like to do? 

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  • Jenn@Mark My Miles! September 16, 2014, 10:19 am

    Love Sullie wanting to take part : ) TOO CUTE!

    • Jen September 16, 2014, 4:40 pm

      i know! she’s the sweetest!

  • Allyssa September 16, 2014, 10:25 am

    The video where Sullie put the toy on you was adorable!

    • Jen September 16, 2014, 4:40 pm

      isn’t she so kind to share!? 🙂

  • Christy September 16, 2014, 10:33 am

    Hey Jen – I asked you about the electrolytes today after yoga. Do you have any other suggestions to help prevent me from getting migraines everytime after class?

    • Jen September 16, 2014, 4:43 pm

      hey christy! thanks for staying after class to talk. in addition to the electrolytes, just make sure that you’re well hydrated overall.

      also, i know this sounds crazy because you’re practicing yoga but try to notice if you’re holding tension in your neck and shoulders while you practice. especially in things like chair pose, warriors and chaturangas. if you’re super tight and tense there, it may be causing tension headaches.

      report back to me!

  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors September 16, 2014, 12:30 pm

    Sullie is the best! I love when she dropped her toy on you 🙂 So cute! I pretty much cannot workout at home because one of my two dogs is always laying on my mat or trying to play!

    • Jen September 16, 2014, 4:43 pm

      ditto! it’s impossible!

  • Pam September 16, 2014, 1:50 pm

    This challenge has inspired me in my practice! Thank you! And FYI Sullie is way too cute! Love!

    • Jen September 16, 2014, 4:43 pm

      aw! thanks pam! 🙂

  • Krystal Sterling September 16, 2014, 5:01 pm

    I agree with the above, Im inspired to challenge myself in Yoga! I actually love fitness challenges via Instagram. I did #happyfitmarch and I loved incorporating healthy physical and mindful activities throughout my day, and of course finding a creative way to share them!

  • Andrea September 16, 2014, 5:31 pm

    Just joined Instagram a few days ago! Of course I’m following you 🙂 I’d like to see a strength training challenge. Certain exercises everyday, with set goals for reps of lbs, something like that. Or a clean eating challenge where you post your own meals, even a yoga pose of the day challenge. I’m not quite up to the challenge you’re doing now (it’s a little advanced for me) but posting a picture of a different pose every day would me fun! You should start your own challenge! Your Instagram account is great by the way 🙂

  • Ella September 16, 2014, 8:19 pm

    Sullie did that at the perfect time!!

  • Jackie September 16, 2014, 8:51 pm

    I’ve never done an Instagram challenge but would be interested in a fitness based one to keep me accountable maybe. I love your two clips with Sullie, my golden does the exact same thing! The minute I attempt exercise or stretching on the floor he is right on top of me and I can’t stop laughing-they’re the greatest!

  • Amanda September 17, 2014, 6:53 am

    I love that Sadie just wants to play with you when you’re down on the ground!

    Also, I wanted to say a big thank you for your smoothie tutorial last week! I’ve always just thrown a mish-mash of ingredients into the blender (which usually comes out okay, sometimes a little on the brown-ish side), but now I have a great basis for a green smoothie thanks to your video! The addition of dates is terrific. The only thing…My Vitamix doesn’t love fully frozen figs so I have to let them soften just a bit! 🙂


  • Sorayya September 17, 2014, 7:34 am

    That Sullie video! My goodness…too stinkin’ adorable. What is that Coldplay remix called?! I love it.

  • cassie September 19, 2014, 2:39 pm

    loving the videos. makes me wish I had more of an at home practice

    and, really, could your pup be any sweeter!!?!? love the cameos 🙂

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