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September #hashtanga Yoga Challenge

I love Instagram. I have to say that it’s probably my favorite social media channel at the moment. I love how visual it is and how much community and connection it creates.

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I have enjoyed connecting with the blogging community and my readers via Instagram but the yoga community is also rocking on Instagram. One thing that has become quite popular over the last 6 months or so is yoga challenges. They’re 30 days challenges with a theme where you perform a different pose every day.

Until now I have resisted participating in these challenges but when Michael Gannon announced he was hosting a “Hashtanga September Challenge,” I couldn’t resist. First, the name hashtanga (a play off of ashtanga + hashtags)…money. Second, Michael Gannon is awesome. He owns a yoga studio in Playa del Carmen and travels internationally to teach yoga. I met him when I was down in Mexico for my last yoga retreat.

So Hashtanga requires you to Instagram video your way through the Ashtanga Primary Series. Read my post about what ashtanga is and why I love it here.

I thought I would share weekly recaps of the challenge during the month of September. It’s a fun way to share my practice with y’all!


Sun Salutation A with a handstand and a cute golden retriever spectator.


Sun Salutation B.



Triangle and revolved triangle.



Wide leg forward fold.


Intense leg stretch.

Are you on Instagram? Do you love it? What’s your favorite social media channel? 

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Hillary September 8, 2014, 11:36 pm

    I love Intsta, too!

    Your body can do amazing things!!

  • Sam @ Pancakewarriors September 9, 2014, 12:08 am

    Jen these all made me smile – love the sped up versions!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I love Instagram – the community is awesome and I get so inspired seeing people’s progress/food/yoga pictures and videos.

  • Brynn September 9, 2014, 5:41 am

    Love Instagram! Such a great platform to express yourself.

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt September 9, 2014, 9:37 am

    Wow! Your videos are inspiring! I like twitter and instagram. I’m still building my account (just started one month ago) so it’s saying a lot that it is already on my favs list.

  • She Rocks Fitness September 9, 2014, 9:44 am

    IG is a very powerful social media outlet and I love it as well…I need to do more quick videos though…Loving your videos this month!

  • Patti September 9, 2014, 9:59 am

    I saw Y2 Yoga listed as one of Charlotte’s best studios in Women’s Health Magazine! Made me think of you!

  • Ang @ Nutty for Life September 9, 2014, 10:09 am

    I’ve been loving those instas of yours! So beautiful. I think they’re even cooler sped up rather than if you posted a shorter, slow video.

  • Lindsay September 9, 2014, 11:16 am

    I’m right there with you in Instagram! It’s, hands down, my favorite!

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