A Time for New Beginnings
January has always been a time for new beginnings, and I feel that more so than ever we are all approaching 2022 with a particular vigour for a fresh start and for this to truly be the year where we make our New Year’s Resolution stick!
The bad news is that about 80% of New Years Resolutions fail by mid-February. So how do you get yourself in that blessed 20%?
For us, the magic of making – and keeping – New Year's resolutions begins with inspiration and is maintained with habit building.
Your resolution needs to be something you are passionate about achieving and can actively enjoy the journey towards. So many people fall foul of choosing a gruelling resolution they feel they should do rather than what they want to do. Such as “I will limit my calories to just 1000 a day” or "I'll get up at the crack of dawn and run for an hour every morning.”
Making Resolutions that Last
Choosing a resolution that is coming from a positive place, and is all about making time for what you enjoy rather than what you dread, is so much more empowering and likely to become habitual.
When it comes to habits, on average it takes about 21 days to start a habit and around 66 days until it is fully formed and comes automatically. This is why January challenges – when not taken to crazy extremes - can actually be a great way discover new activities that can evolve in time into habits.
Here at The Frog Project, our New Year's Resolution is to do as much as we can to empower you to make and keep yours, and we are here to help you on your turning-inspiration-into-habit journey!
New Year's Day Intention Setting Yoga
Our wonderful Andrea is hosting a very special New Year's Day ‘Intention setting’ class, where she will guide you in setting New Year's resolutions and take you through an extended healing and restorative relaxation and Yoga Nidra practice. What a way to start your year!
If you are a Frog Project member, this class is free. If you're not yet a member, why not start your 15 day free trial and come along for free during your trial. There's nothing to lose and everything to gain.
2022 at The Frog Project
Couch to Downdog 5 day Yoga Challenge
If you are brand new to yoga, or looking to revive a long lost practice, then our 5 day yoga challenge may be just what you're looking for. Designed to get you off the sofa and onto the floor, with just 10 minutes of yoga a day for 5 days, start to experience some of the amazing benefits that yoga has to offer. We also know that starting something new can be tough, and even with the best intentions in the world, can be hard to stick to. So, as part of the challenge you'll join our dedicated #couchtodowndog online community space, and we will all meet together for a live online practice on Monday 17th January. Also know as Blue Monday, some say this is the most depressing day of the year!
Learn a little more about the challenge here:
Classic, Spicy & Nurture Classes
We are also very proud to be expanding our Yoga Portfolio. Yoga is amazingly vast in the benefits it can offer to the body and mind, and we want to make sure we are providing everything you need to support you in living happily and well in 2022. We recently launched 2 new class types to accompany our ‘classic’ yoga practices. We now have “Spicy” classes if you want to find your edge and enjoy some movement medicine, and we have “Nurture” classes for if you need a little comfort, rest and restorative me time.
Whatever your resolution, big or small or maybe even none at all, we wish you a wonderful new year with joy, happiness, chocolate, yoga and all the good things and we hope to see you on the mat in 2022!
Mai is working with Carrie and Martin at The Frog Project to help promote the joys of Live Online Yoga. As a Digital Marketing Specialist, her mind is always filled with data and jargon, so she is loving the opportunity to switch off and indulge in some pure classic yoga. Her top picks of poses are Lizard, Tree and Warrior and her favourite class is Carrie’s 7am Monday morning practice to greet the week, and as Mai is infamously not a morning person, this is a true testament to the power of Yoga! Join now and get 15 days of free unlimited classes. It's just yoga.