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I AM Yoga Challenge Day 1: I am powerful

Repeat after me: I AM POWERFUL

Welcome to Day 1 of the I AM Yoga Challenge! I am SO excited to be on this journey with you. I promised that we’d uncover your inner bad*ss and that’s why Day 1 gets straight to the point 😉

Today’s class is a slow moving but strong practice. We’ll feel the strength in our bodies as we move with control from pose to pose, not taking any strength for granted. When we fly through our yoga classes it’s easy to skip over the details of our strength. Like when we move from one pose to the next without wobbling. Or when we finally come out of that Warrior II but think, “I could have stayed there even longer.”

Those things can get overlooked but here, we’re basking in them.

Enjoy!

Over to you! What pose or part made you feel most powerful in this class?

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69 Comments

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    Robpippi

    January 2, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Thank you Erin!!!great pwoerful practice!

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    Ali B.

    January 2, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Well, I wobbled myself straight through that one but it’s one I’ll come back to again and I feel strong and powerful going into my first week of the new year. Thanks for another great one, Erin!

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Thank you for joining me! <3

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    LisaZ

    January 2, 2017 at 6:40 am

    I haven’t been doing yoga for a few months and my body was telling me it was time to get back to yoga. This challenge is a great way to do that! I was surprised at being able to flow from standing to warrior 3 with ease the first time then I lost my focus and rest were a bit wobbly. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings, but today I am powerful!

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2017 at 11:18 am

      heck yes!! you’ve got this!

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    Hannah

    January 2, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Glad I decided to sign up for this at the same time as doing PBYP. Love the one leg, warrior 3, lunge flow, will definitely be adding it into my own practice. Thank you!

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2017 at 11:18 am

      this challenge is a great compliment to PBYP. really glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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    Viola Crossley

    January 2, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Thanks Erin, great class! Flowing between poses on one leg was my favourite part, it really did make me feel powerful.
    Also thanks for always getting me back onto my mat when I struggle with my own motivation!

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    Ani Dela

    January 2, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I am so excited… Thankyu so much and much much more erin… Yoga help me more than I ever think…

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    Erin Clark

    January 2, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Hi Erin, Great flow! I was just wondering if you could send them a bit earlier. Tomorrow I am back to work and I get up at 4:30 to practice. I didn’t receive my class this morning until after 5.
    Thanks!

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    Rebecca

    January 2, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Oh my words and pictures I found it so hard to keep my balance!
    I used that mantra A Lot during that practice lol
    I hope to return to this flow one day in the future and find myself fitter and stronger!
    Thank you Erin and Happy New Year 🙂

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2017 at 11:20 am

      you will definitely feel improvement every time you practice, that’s for SURE! keep at it! happy new year to you too <3

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    Anne

    January 2, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Thank you for helping me start off this new year in a positive way!
    Loved the balance work this morning – Happy New Year

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    Janelle

    January 2, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Great way to start this challenge. I am powerful was just what I needed today. I didn’t wobble as much as I thought i would have. I think I will add this to my morning routine!

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    Megan Taylor

    January 2, 2017 at 9:27 am

    This was an amazing flow!

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2017 at 11:20 am

      woo-hoo! glad to hear it 😉

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    Gianna

    January 2, 2017 at 10:01 am

    The flow was great even though wobbly at first! Thank you Erin for a good start for the year!

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    Chelsea

    January 2, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Warrior 3 made me feel most powerful. I was surprised I only wobbled a little! 🙂

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    Mike

    January 2, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Day 1 felt good, looking forward to the next 29! (:

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    Jen

    January 2, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I loved this today! Just what I needed to refocus and energize this month. Thank you!

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    Marleen

    January 2, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Amazing flow! I definitely feel more powerful right now! I didn’t expect I could do this all without falling or wobbling more than once 😉

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    Eleonora Cosner

    January 2, 2017 at 11:43 am

    It felt so good! Thanks Erin!

    My favourite part was the Goddess pose flow <3

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    Ursula

    January 2, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Loved this class! Thanks Erin! And Happy New Year!

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    Signe

    January 2, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Thank you for helping me re-find a peace and heat I have not had in weeks. FIrst time I followed your programs and definitely not the last. Happy new year 🙂

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Welcome, Signe! Really glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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    Meghan

    January 2, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    This was perfectly powerful! Just what I needed to start the new year, and realize my body can do it even if I didn’t think I could!

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    Lauren

    January 2, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Facing the challenges in this class made me feel powerful when it could have made me feel week. What a great mantra!

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      Erin Motz

      January 2, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      now THAT is amazing <3

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    Lynne

    January 2, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    This was gooood! Thank you!

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    Jaimie

    January 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Wowza! This mantra was tough for me during this practice! I was wobbly the WHOLE stinking time. But, boy oh boy, do I feel great afterwards. :). Looking forward to this I AM challenge.

    Happy 2017!

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    Marion Graham

    January 2, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Loved this class Erin… although Im not surprised. I’ve loved #PBYP from the beginning.
    I loved the easy flow of this class. “I AM POWERFUL!!!: 🙂

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    Becky

    January 2, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    I’m not very good at yoga but having done your 30 day challenge a couple of years ago I was amazed at the strength and flexibility it gave me. Working 2 jobs and being in school full time I vowed come 2017 I was going to carve out time to exercise and get back on track and BAM! there in my FB feeds was this challenge. I knew I had to join it. Ironically I am studying exercise science and have no time to exercise! Thank you Erin for getting me started on the right (or left) foot this year!

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    Nicole Ascher

    January 2, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    The entire flow made me feel powerful, wobbling and all. Thank you and Happy New Year to you all!

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    Rebecca Colgate

    January 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Love love loved it. Looking forward to tomorrow. Thank you Erin!

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    Elisabeth

    January 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Loved it!! ❤ Thanks Erin and Bonne Année à toi!

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    Claudia

    January 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Hi Erin, happy new year! So glad to be back on my mat :-)!
    At last I started tier2 this morning after two months of laziness, then I discovered this new program and I’m so happy to have finished it right before midnight 😉 See you tomorrow!

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    Stefani

    January 2, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    The transitions to warrior three always make me feel powerful, I love that it was included in today’s class! I am powerful!

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    Stephanie

    January 2, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks, Erin! I love the reminder that power doesn’t always equal perfection! <3

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    Margaret

    January 2, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I don’t know exactly WHEN it happened , or maybe I do.. but lifting my legs was almost impossible- but I improvised- I have gone back to my old standard ballet excersizes as well as the yoga you provide and it helps- I just need to remember to take time for myself I don’t seem to anymore. Ironically it’s what I preach all the time to others! Today was hard – I got most of the way through most of the time- I slowly pushed through- but it felt good- looking forward to tomorrow and getting on an actual routine. And moving again. Thank YOU! ~m

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    Krystle

    January 2, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Thank you so much for this class. It allowed me to see how far I’ve progressed since doing your old 30 day yoga challenge on DYY so long ago. I’m sure that there will be days when Warrior 3 is a challenge again, but for today I felt the power in that pose easily.

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    Tarin Summy

    January 2, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Horse pose was definitely the pose I felt most powerful in today! and WOW those flows though .. phew they were tough but felt AMAZING. Thanks for a unique flow as always Erin! 😉

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    Nara

    January 2, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks a lot, Erin. I am so powerful when I did WARRIOR 3.

    Cheers,

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    Ashley

    January 2, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Omg, loved this flow! It was so creative and definitely made me feel powerful the one time I didn’t wobble! <3

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    Melanie Graves

    January 2, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you! What an awesome flow!

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    April

    January 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I’ve always shied far away from yoga in general just because of the fears I had internalized. I just found Bad Yogi today and I’m so glad I did. I love the acceptance and how I feel after each class. Thank you for this.

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    Nancy

    January 2, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks for this, great start to my year!! 🙂

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    Cristy

    January 2, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you Erin! This was such an awesome flow, i really enjoyed how i was able to get into a rhythm I could follow as well as giving me something that challenged me. That step from lunge to high knee definately made me feel powerful and proud the 2 times i did it without wobbling. I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to start the challenge today after I’ve been sick all weekend, but decided to give it a try and felt so powerful (and tired too) during, and after it.

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    Kristy

    January 2, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get back into doing yoga on a more regular basis – daily would be ideal, but anything more than my current 1 to 2 days per week is a success. This was a great way to get started on that resolution! Thank you!

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    lewerentz

    January 2, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you very much for this practice, nice, short, powerful. I look forward to the next.

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    Kara

    January 3, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Loved this flow– horse stance is always a powerful pose for me.

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    SONIA

    January 3, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Nice Blog. It is really good and works in stress situation. Health Club

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    Allison

    January 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Warrior 3 always makes me feel powerful! Thanks for the awesome class & challenge <3 <3

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    Jane

    January 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Great flow Erin!

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    Tiffany

    January 3, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Thank you so much for this challenge, I needed it so badly. I have tried a few others and was not able to keep up with the instructor even though it said beginner. I love that this is teaching me inner and outer I am challenges. My heart and soul have needed something like this. Thank you again.

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    Gary

    January 4, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I was off the mat (and off the grid – camping and hiking our local mountains) yesterday so my “Day 1” is today – what an awesome way to start a powerful year! THANKS!
    Gary

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    Stephanie

    January 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    This is my first time doing one of your routines and the first time I have done yoga (really any exercise for exercise’s sake) for probably 6 months. I knew it would be difficult as I am just getting over a cold, but I caught myself smiling when I could feel myself getting into the rhythm of the movements. I know I’m a few days behind (dang this cold!) but I am really looking forward to catching up and the rest of the challenge!

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    Isa M

    January 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Hello, I just tried this one today and i love it. It has improved my mood in a short time, great!
    Thank you!
    I’m looking forward to try the other videos of the challenge!

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    Bridget

    January 17, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Love the Balancing Moves and how you put them together!
    Thanks Erin.

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    Lauren

    January 18, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Starting this challenge with the start of spring classes, that way I have at least one fun – if not short and sweet- class at the beginning of the semester. This one definitely made me wobble. Who knew your balance is so easy to lose over winter break???

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    CarolS

    January 24, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I’m 56 yrs old….I’ve done yoga here and there all my life but never steady. Actually, I used to do shoulder stand while watching tv, when I was a young girl and had no idea it was a yoga pose….it just felt good. Eventually, life got in the way and I stopped….I shoulder stand no more. At my age now, after sitting for far too long, I’m feeling that stiff aching in my body and I’m hoping this challenge will finally get me on the right path & keep me there. This video is inspiring and uses some of my favorite go-to poses when I go to that is! Thanks for this challenge!

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    Mirjam

    February 1, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    The horse stance made me feel so powerful! I really love this class, thank you Erin!

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    Pála Margrét

    February 10, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Started the challenge now 🙂 And I will have to say that goddess pose makes me feel the most powerful – especially as I use to hate that one, and can always feel how much stronger I have become in that one. Great and inspiring class 🙂

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    Christy

    February 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I’ve been down for a week after a minor surgery. I just hopped on my mat today to do this practice. It was wonderful ❤️ Thank you.

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    Zoë

    August 9, 2017 at 4:27 am

    It was the first time I could manage the pose warrior 3 without falling. So that’s the pose I felt most powerful. 🙂

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    Saja Ali

    September 18, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    It was wonderful I really felt powerful on the warrior pose thank you so much I really love your yoga classes ❤️🌸😍

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    November 15, 2019 at 2:33 am

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    Lheann

    July 1, 2020 at 1:43 am

    Still love this class and this challenge….going for all 7 days. Thanks as always Erin x

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