Tash Posted February 19, 2017 Report Share Posted February 19, 2017 First of all: sorry that I'm late with making this challenge. I went through a hard time: my emotional scales are a bit wibbly wobbly (wimey timey... stuff) and I had to change workout plans since my back hurted a lot because I can't do anymore weightlifting (I have a form of Spina Bifida) I decided to make a themed challenge and choose Avatar as inspiration. I was always mostly fascinated by uncle Iroh. Misunderstood and used by his family but always keeping his head up. It's that kind aof person who knows what he is about. He has been through hard times but still sees humour in a lot of things. And he also is such a bad ass! One of the most inspirational quotes in the series is when he teaches Zuko to also learn from other elements and seek balance. P.S.: he also has these amazing mutton chops. GOAL 1: The first erlement is Air. I feel it's about finding flexibility and finding a way to move the body with the least resistance. My first goal is to get a more flexible body through yoga. I will move through my yoga poses and study them, one at a time. I will do this three times a week for the next three weeks. So I will start with 1 asana and end with 9 asanas in my last session. I try to do them for at least 3 minutes or longer. GOAL 2: Water is my second element and the element of change. Also it takes it power the moon.which pulls and pushes the tides. This reminded me about meditation and how the minds get pulled and pushed, more precisely how you try to focus and sometimes totally lose the focus. So I will try to do meditation once a day. I have a pranayama app that I will use as guidance. GOAL 3: Moving on to earth. Earthbenders seem very tactical to me. Rather defensive untill the moment that they know they can do a step forward. They wait, aim and listen for the right moment. It's like playing a game of chess. You can attack blindlessly and probably lose all your peices. But you can also move them around untill there is an opening you can abuse to win the game. I think it's very good to use this philosphy in my art. I rush everything to fast. So that's why I will try to make more studies before making a painting. (at least five). GOAL 4: As I said workout changed because of my handicap. I recently started reading Convict Conditioning. I like it, and the way he lets you build op slowly to amazing, epic bodyweight movements (like one handed pull ups and push ups). I think bodyweight exercices also go very well with the element of fire. It's all about the action. (reminder to that moment that Iroh started working out in his cell to just blast the iron away with his build up power). I will go more in details on my workout scedule later, because it got it's own set of goals (not necessarily to be finished this month) THE END 1 Quote Current Challenge Previous challenge: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 Facebook Instagram Link to comment
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