I wasn’t going to write a whole post about this but I’ve received more than a few comments and emails asking me to not only explainthe yoga programI’m doing, but also document my journey!

Well, between cooking, writing, blogging and chaturunga-ing, I doubt I’ll have time to document my日常关于该计划的思考,但我打算用你们的一次检查几次,让你知道它是怎么回事。

The program I’m doing is called4.0.Days to Personal Revolution, and it’s a Baptiste program offered by most Baptiste affiliated studios.

该计划周一正式启动,并涉及每周做3X,每天思考两次,日报和参加每周一次会议the studio。My studio offered the program twice before but I never was able to completely commit because of time constraints. When you think about it, doing yoga six times a week is a HUGE commitment! Sometimes I feel like I live between my kitchen and the studio. But that’s how I like it.


(It’s not like I’m a crazy type A or anything like that)

My strategy so far has been to combine my daily meditation time with my prayer time, but my mind always wanders into what’s for dinner or what I’ll be doing fifteen minutes from now. Readingthe bookhelps and I just try to take one breath at a time. There’s no crazy diet that goes along with the program, but it’s recommended that you give something up while practicing. I chose to give up all alcohol just because I don’t需要它。此外,我认为它会在我们的日期夜晚拯救我们几块钱。

So that’s about it so far! My arms are sore and my obliques are killing me. Practicing yoga so much definitely teaches you to listen to your body and gone are the days where I would power through a tough yoga class just to “do it”. Now, I take lots of rest and don’t hesitate before going down in child’s pose when I feel I need it. I also discovered你不必这样做every single chaturunga! What an idea! Cobra is nice, as is just going down in child’s pose or straight back to downward facing dog. There’s no reward for the person with the strongest triceps or the person who is the most flexible.

Gosh, I could use adrink果仁巧克力

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    We don’t even have a yoga studio where I live…sad. Oh, I’ll have a brownie as well!

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      January 12, 2011 at 4:56 am

      I know. No yoga studios for me either. I’m horribly inflexible also.
      I try to just do 5 minutes of poses every now and then….maybe someday more, but right now I face that its something I can’t get myself “to do”.
      I admire you Jenna. Very much. I guess you might get that for free at your studio?


      谢谢你对有氧运动的事情……我开放assume you still just do an occasional walk? That’s all I’m physically able to do ..and with our snow, even that’s near impossible. It helps me relax to know I’m not the only other person that uses an occasional walk as sole “cardio” (if shuffling is “cardio”). But, yeah, thanks.

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    Jenn @ Livewellfitnow.

    Girl I am the worst at meditation for that reason alone. This mind of mine has NO off switch. But part of what helps me is to realize that my meditation practice looks different than what the books/videos/other blogs say. It’s my time and if my mind races every so often (or every sec) then so be it! Taking the pressure off helps.

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    Pam @ THC
    January 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Looking forward to reading updates.
    Glad you didn’t go crazy and give up dark chocolate, that would be too much sacrifice ;).

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    The Healthy Apple
    January 11, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Sounds amazing, Jenna. Good luck; looking forward to hearing about it. I know you’re going to do great!

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    Sounds like you’re going into this with a very healthy attitude. Sometimes, it’s so easy to set up unattainable goals and standards for ourselves… then it’s our mood and perspective that loses in the end. Good attitude…

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    meditation is particularly tough for me, too. I can’t stop my mind from wandering. the new hot yoga studio in town is offering the 40 day revolution. I can’t fit it into my schedule right now, but I really hope to do it the next time. can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it!

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    mindy @ just a one girl revolution.
    January 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm


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    January 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I wish I could find that inner peace that would allow me to meditate, and I totally respect your endeavor! Good luck, and when it’s over, I hope you enjoy a well deserved drink!

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    Bethany @bridezilla烘焙


    真的没有,是吗?And that’s not at all what it’s about So why do we act like it is, and get all competitive and weird about it?

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    Jenna @ Eating Green, Staying Lean



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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    January 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    All I read was yoga, blah blah blah BROWNIE. Sorry, but those s’mores brownies make turn my brain to mush.

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    Good for you! But, I’ll take a brownie.

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    I REALLY want to do a hot yoga challenge, but i can’t seem to find a place nearby that I can coordinate w my work schedule… I’m going to keep looking, but office work totally puts a dent in my yoga-ing.

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    Stacy @ Every Little Thing

    Sounds like a great program to kind of …clear your mind I guess. Good for you!

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    诺拉@ lifelifeeagright.
    January 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm


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    Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes
    January 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    thanks for sharing your thoughts…I am *guilty* of trying to “do every pose no matter how tough” when it comes to yoga…and I’ve been realizing the same thing lately…there is a lot of good things that come with child’s pose!
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen

    喜欢这个 - 这个程序听起来很惊人 - 挑战 - 但很棒。

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    Stephanie @ Living and Loving


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    Mama Pea
    January 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm


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    40天is amazing. I did it at my studio. Changed my life. Meditation is so hard but it is a good thing. I like to count my breaths 1-10 then 10-1 till the timer goes off. A good tip-cucumbers, avocados, and tomatoes are fruits. Super excited for you!

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    January 11, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Good for you, looking forward to hearing more.

    Oh, and I am totally with you on living between the kitchen and the studio, and not having it any other way!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    I am soooo happy for you, Jenna! And thank you for sharing this!

    回到2001年(10年前!)我收到了我的1岁200小时的瑜伽教学凭证,我在哥斯达黎加的一个5周集中了。To say that doing yoga every day is taxing to the body, all day every day, in a new place and surroundings and I was young and just had nooooo idea what to expect!




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    Amy @ForDGRedial


    Don’t often comment but I just wanted to say how exciting this program sounds. Imagine you will get a lot of personal and spiritual growth, look forward to the updates.

    Amy x

    ps I’m sure you’ve read eat, pray, love – maybe think about how she ‘tackle’ getting better at meditation. For me prayer is an active conversation with God so meditation needs to be seperate – I find a mantra helps, but my mantra varies depending on what life is looking like that day.

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    January 12, 2011 at 5:20 am

    阿门上次段落。真。this is something i’ve been thinking about a lot recently – i feel like i’m sort of at a standstill with my yoga practice because while i have the endurance to make it through a challenging 90 minute class and nail every chaturanga, i am struggling so much with more advanced poses (even just headstand has suddenly gone back to eluding me). i see people in class who take rests or skip a few vinyasas, and all of a sudden they’re nearly up in forearm stand while my shoulders are burning in dolphin. there must be some correlation between the two. i’m working on being kinder to myself – it’s not about “doing” the class as much as it’s about being in your own practice. it’s hard to get out of that exercise mentality, but it’s definitely a goal of mine. i will be thinking of this in class tonight.

    also, i don’t know how you’re surviving 40 days without wine (in california!). i will drink your honor.

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    January 12, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Thanks for the update, Jenna! This sounds like a perfect growth and renewal experience for the new year. For me too the “just be in the moment” component of yoga and meditation has always represented the big challenge. Yet, when I experience flashes of success in that area, it fuels me to continue striving. I admire that you are discovering new insights so early in the program. Don’t you just love that yoga somehow has a way of bringing out the best in us? (Good luck with sitting meditation – an ever elusive habit for me.)

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    January 12, 2011 at 6:10 am

    I’m so happy for you! This is going to be an amazing journey I’m sure.

    Thank you for sharing your insight.

    “I also discovered you don’t have to do every single chaturunga! What an idea! Cobra is nice, as is just going down in child’s pose or straight back to downward facing dog. There’s no reward for the person with the strongest triceps or the person who is the most flexible.”


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    So glad you’re going to be writing about this journey! My local Baptiste studio offers this program, and I’m excited to hear your thoughts on it. Thanks!

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    January 12, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I admire your dedication! There’s no way I would be able to sign up for such a time-consuming challenge. Good luck on your journey, I can’t wait to read about it

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    珍娜 - 我喜欢读你的博客 - 我希望我读到你的博客,当我住在Rohnert Park!(从德克萨斯州迁至RP,为实习,并不知道任何人 - 但我回到德克萨斯州)
    I would have had so many food/things-to-do ideas The yoga plan sounds great!! I went to a Bikram studio in Cotati and they had a great student rate… so if you ever try that..it is intense but awesome!

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    Jaime Ramsay.
    January 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Sounds awesome And those brownies…my, they look goood.

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    January 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I am very familiar with the 40 Days program and Baptiste style (my hands down favorite). Are you going to do the fruit fast? Isn’t that part of the program? And on some days, you don’t have to go to the studio, you could do your own shorter practice at home, right? It is very intensive and time-consuming, but I’m sure you will feel refreshed at the end. I think the daily meditation would get old for me faster than the yoga. I tend to wander my mind too.

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      I probably won’t do the fruit fast…it’s optional. And yep, you can practice at home too!

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    Can you recommend excellent yoga or pilates dvds please? My laptop computer runs on limited time, so online programs are not manageable. Please help!
    In addition to your recommendations for that, can you suggest options for a person who is a non-runner, but cannot afford a gym membership?

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        January 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

        I don’t know what itunes is…I don’t have any extra equipment or downloads or computer or tv gear stuff…so…
        I guess I’m stumped. I’ll keep looking.

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      我一直doing yoga now for almost nine years, eight of them at home doing dvds. For a beginner, Rodney Yee makes some very good dvds.
      Take a look at:
      Power Yoga-Strength
      Yoga Burn
      You can find them on amazon.

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    Wow this is a huge commitment. Good luck with it though.

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    January 14, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Wow, that indeed is a huge commitment. Me on the other hand just has a three-day water fast. I am not supposed to brag about it by my, I really want to do it again because I never prayed like that before. And the good thing about fasting is, not only will you hear God clearly, you are also doing good things in your body by eliminating toxins. I also struggled to meditate during the first day since my stomach wasn’t still grumbling. But I finally had it on the 2nd and 3rd day.


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    Gina (Yogattude)
    June 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Amen on not doing every single chaturanga! I just finished the 200 hour teacher training program at a Baptiste Studio here in Seattle. It was life-changing! They also offer the 40 days programs here. I just signed up for their cleanse….I can TOTALLY relate to the brownie comment!

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