Challenges

BYSE4 30/40 Challenge

“Strengthening the mind-body-spirit connection”

Strengthen this connection and challenge yourself with the BYSE4 30/40 challenge. It is BYSE4s opinion, that participating in a 30/40 challenge is one of the greatest tools you can use to reach your personal fitness goals and challenge yourself in an optimal, healthy atmosphere and truly strengthen your mind-body-spirit connection!

What is a 30/40 challenge?

A 30/40 challenge is a personal challenge to participate in 30 BYSE4 classes in 40days. The BYSE4 30/40 challenge is to promote health and wellness! Coming together as the BYSE4 community! Challenge yourself, extend this challenge to your friends, family and co-workers.

With this challenge BYSE4 is supporting you to reach your goals! The BYSE4 staff will be with you every step of the way, participating along side of you in this 30-40 challenge!

Come together, sweat together, motivate one another, strengthen your foundation and branch out through the BYSE4 30/40 challenge!

Starting May 7th, ending on June 17th

Sign up by clicking HERE to email us your information!

2014 challenge

14 classes in 20 days starts

Challenge starts April 7th and ends April 27th
Daily Yoga Challenge
“The beauty of a lake reflects the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the Self is seen reflected in it.” B.K.S. Iyengar

1. Wake up and wash your face, hands and feet or full shower.

2. Brush your teeth and scrape your tongue.

3. Drink one cup of warm water with lemon and honey.

4. Practice 3-5 rounds of Sun A (downward facing dog, inhale look forward, exhale step to top of mat, inhale mountain pose, exhale forward fold, step back to high plank, exhale downward facing dog, Repeat).

5. Practice 3min of pranayama (mindful breathing) or meditation on your Yama or Niyama (Choose a new Yama or Niyama, each week to focus your intention on).

6. Through your day be mindful of what you eat and how you eat it. Savor the flavors and textures of your food, every time you ingest, drink and put something in your mouth, taste it, chew it and enjoy it.

7. When you practice at the studio step forward into the studio right foot forward. You choose to practice do so with intention to be there with whole heart, mind and body, don’t just go through the motions, step into your body the internal and let go of the external world. Practice patience, persistence and compassion towards yourself.

8. Before bed repeat steps 1-3

9. Spend a moment and reflect on your actions through the day, journal if you want, about how you treated yourself and others around you, even the stranger next to you in line at the store. Self study is the path to change, walk this path everyday to see your reflection clear in the lake.

Yama and Niyama are ethical percepts set forth in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutures as the first and second of the eight limbs of yoga. They are the foundation of our practice without which no spiritual progress along the path of yoga can be made. Many people come to yoga initially as a physical exercise and only later begin to understand the profound spiritual effects firmly upon our mind stream, to embed them within our consciousness, they must be grounded on the bedrock of ethical behavior, Our practice begins with Yama and Niyma, and extends into asana and the other limbs of yoga.

The Yamas and Niyamas: thoughts or actions towards ones self, towards others and or towards objects/materials. Read more by clicking HERE.

Niyama

Saucha ~ Purity

Santosha ~ Contentment

Tapas ~ Self-discipline

Svadhyaya ~ Self-study

Ishvara Pranidhana ~ Surrender

Yamas

Ahimsa ~ Nonviolence

Satya ~ Truthfulness

Asteya ~ Nonstealing

Brahmacharya ~ Nonexcess

Aparigraha ~ Nonpossessiveness