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Bad Yogi 7-Day Yoga Challenge, Day 2: 12-Minute Weight Loss Yoga!

Welcome to Day 2! How are you feeling since yesterday? You’re in for a real treat today, too!

Usually I don’t take a fitness-y approach to yoga, but with the New Year upon us, I figured a LOT of us had some goals that focused on our health and fitness. This 12-Minute Weight Loss Flow is sure to get your heart pumping but it’s so quick it’ll be over before you know it! We’re moving at a pace that’s one breath per movement AND we’re introducing a super fun “yoga burpee” 😉

Don’t be nervous though! You’ll have less intense options if you want to take it easy. And hey– here’s one fun fact to remember if you start to feel worn out: you can’t fully hear it, but I was totally trying not to pant creepily in to my microphone as I taught this one, haha. I was trying to maintain my composure since I was a little out of breath and at least you have the freedom to breathe however you need! 😉

Let’s do it!

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    January 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Great yoga class today!! Thank you! Now I need to work on being as graceful as you.

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    January 5, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I just DEEPLY appreciate how you always include modifications, emphasizing that they’re perfectly fine, and pretty much always explain the poses. I got back into yoga about a year and a half ago with your 30-day challenge and I started out stiff, not strong enough for many poses, etc. I’ve been doing your myyogapro classes and your other challenges (and have your full-hour classes), and now I’m much stronger, I can do things that were impossible a year ago and don’t need many of the modifications – but because I started with them, I didn’t go too fast. Thank you!

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      Erin Motz

      January 5, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      thank YOU, vee!

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        January 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm

        No, thank you. My mental and physical health have been so much improved, I can’t even. And I’ve gone from 10 minutes every other day or every third to an hour nearly every day.

  3. Monica


    January 5, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you Erin! I really, really LOVED IT <3

    Not sure if it's only me, but around minute 9, there's something wrong with the video.

    Thank you again, i have a big smile in my face 😀

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      Erin Motz

      January 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      oh, thanks, monica!! i’d heard that from a couple other people, so we’re re-uploading it later so hopefully that takes care of it 🙂

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    January 5, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you, Erin! Wow, that was a sweaty 12 mins. Can’t wait till tomorrow! x

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    January 5, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Loving these quick bursts of yoga to start out the new year! My wrists are sore after doing the rotating planks – – am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions or modifications??

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      Erin Motz

      January 5, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      not necessarily doing it wrong… the wrists tend to be weak for a lot of us, so it can take time to get used to. feel free to drop on to your elbows next time 🙂

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        January 5, 2016 at 8:34 pm

        I’ll give that a try – – thanks!!!

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    January 5, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I also had some problems around minute 9 so I returned to minute 8 to see if it worked better that time. It didn’t but the reward was two more yoga-burpees?
    Thank you for great classes and inspiration, all the way from Sweden.

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    January 5, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Love love loved this! Exactly what my body needed and the amount of energy I have to spare today 🙂 Thanks!!

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    January 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Had the same video stall problem.

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    January 5, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Really enjoyed this class Erin! The side plank twists bother my wrists, is it OK to drop onto my elbows instead? Looking forward to tomorrow!

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      Erin Motz

      January 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      absolutely– can always drop to your elbows 🙂

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    Adele Verwey

    January 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    That was great, totally needed it after the festive season. Thank you Erin. Can’t wait for day 3 ???

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    January 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Perfect to shake of a long day of work. So happy I’m taking my first yoga steps here! Started with the 30day challenge and can’t get enough 🙂

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      Erin Motz

      January 5, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      yay! welcome back! 🙂

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    January 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Great class, really energising… it’s been said before and it will be said again; you have a great approach to yoga and life, thanks for sharing! ?

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    January 5, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    New to Bad Yogi (I know, I know), so I don’t have any experience with your yoga challenges other than, well, yesterday’s post. Are these videos typically this length (10-15 min), or do you also include longer ones?

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      Erin Motz

      January 5, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      for these challenges, they tend to be about 15-mins, and then we offer full hour-long classes in our store 🙂

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    January 5, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    That was amazing!!! Thanks for leading us!

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    January 5, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Great class! Definitely got my heart rate up! Now to work on becoming smooth in transitions! Thank you! ?
    P.S. Around the 8:50 minute mark my video glitches, although it could be me!

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    January 6, 2016 at 12:58 am

    So, I finally got home from work, soccer games and finished feeding the family. Started munching on chips and salsa and drinking a beer before I realized….Haven’t done my Badyogi Challenge yet today! So glad I dropped everything and met you on the mat.

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    January 6, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Thank you, great class to get the heart pumping,I’m feeling alive and energised now.

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    January 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I’m pretty weak and haven’t practiced in several months. I had surgery (twice, because I’m an overachiever) and then moved to a new house and it’s been crazy.

    I loved this practice, even though I almost face planted when I got a little excited on the third burpee. I’ll definitely go back to it and do it more.

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    January 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Wonderful class! Really enjoyed it 😀

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    January 7, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    This was great Erin! Perfect balance of high intensity and time to catch your breath! Love all your classes, definitely going to save this one 🙂

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    January 9, 2016 at 2:50 am

    thank you Erin

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    Pála Margrét

    January 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Love love love this class! Thank you so much Erin – will need to do it a couple more times to build up endurance though. I needed to stop in the middle to but a bandage on my “yoga injury” 😀

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    Katie Lopez

    January 9, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Loved this class!

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    kali michelle

    January 10, 2016 at 9:49 am

    You are so real compared to so many other yoga instructors! I’ve been doing your classes since the DoYouYoga 30 day challenge, and I haven’t stopped! Thank you for all the hard work you put into these videos! They make yoga way more accessible!

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    Cheryl C.

    January 10, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    It took me 5 days to convince myself to try Day 2 of this Bad Yogi Yoga Challenge. It looked pretty intimidating. I modified quite a bit, but I survived and enjoyed it. Thank you Erin !

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    January 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Hi, Erin.

    I’m doing your challenge a week late, but loving it so far! Just one thing: as a lot of people nowadays, I work with computers all day, so my wrists are not very strong (you know, mouse, keyboard…). It is somewhat difficult to do the poses that relay on them, specially when it’s just one at a time. In the future, could you give alternatives for us nerds? Thanks!!!

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    Renee B.

    January 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    It took me 2 tries to make it all the way through Day 2 (first time only made it 6 minutes!) but I’m glad I did. Had to do some modifying, but I feel better knowing that I didn’t give up. 🙂

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      Erin Motz

      January 14, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      go you!!! progress over perfection, always! 🙂

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    January 13, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    is it bad that this one made me sweat lol

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    January 14, 2016 at 3:33 am

    hey Erin. I ‘ll admit i started the year of yoga a bit late and i havn’t done yoga in a while. Evn though my body is singing praises because I’m finally back on the bad yogi train, day 2 kill , hauled me. but is the end I’m super happy with the burn. Thanks a ton

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