What is Yoga 308

Life is a constant struggle of balancing our body on both a physical and emotional side. Through yoga I have learned several life lessons. Yoga 308 is a goal I set for myself to do at least 60 minutes of yoga for 6 days a week for the next year. I invite anyone to join me on this adventure as I blog about some of my daily experiences. This is not intended to show that I have found peace and tranquility, but rather give my honest feelings of my journey. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Take Away

Take away
Take away who you are.  Take away your job, car, house, and money.  Take away the Iphone, the IPad, the 60" Television.  Take away the alcohol, pot, and caffeine.  Take away your parents, family, friends and pets.  Take away their problems and take away your worries.  Take away your health or your lack of health.  Take away your future plans and the accomplishments you did or did not do.  Take away the thoughts of who you are, were, and are supposed to be.    Take away your thoughts that come to mind when you read this.  What is left?  How do you feel?  Sit with this feeling, good or bad.  This emotion has been trying to talk to you, but you have been avoiding it.

Allow this feeling to move through you.  Do not try to force it back down.  We spend our whole life learning ways that we can avoid our raw feelings and emotions.  We become fearful of loosing these feelings or experiencing the "scary" ones.  These feelings and emotions we avoid are actually the things that stop us from living our life.  They are our true blockers that keep us from who we truly are.  So stop and listen to your heart.  Your heart has been trying to get your attention for some time now.

Do not fear who you truly are.  Do not listen to the people who tell you who you are or supposed to be. 

It is time to awake your soul.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

On to Giving

Hello everyone.  It has been 2 weeks since I have ended yoga308.  I am still doing yoga 6 days a week, and feel different now that I do not blog everyday.   There is never the question of "what should I blog about today."  There is just yoga.  This allows me to focus more on myself.  The first day I did not blog I felt anxiety.  I did not have that outlet, and still felt as if I was supposed to do something with the blog.  I quickly got over this and put my focus onto something that I feel that is much more important to communicate to the world.

I am happy to say that I have moved on to my next project, and can now present it to you.  Give365days.com is a mission I am on to spread the word of giving.  I hope you will continue to follow me on this new mission as I dive in deeper into ways that we can give to the world. 

Enjoy!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Day 365 - One year of yoga

Today was my 308th day of yoga.  I am happy to say that I accomplished my goal of doing 308 days of yoga this year and blogged each day about it.  I finished my year up with a hot yoga class with Steve Rubin at Orlando Power Yoga.

I have been trying my best to figure out a way to sum up everything that I have learned over the last 365 days.  The truth is everyday is a learning experience.  Life is an ongoing process of learning.  It never stops.  Tomorrow is day 366 of yoga308.  Life is an evolving process.  I am actually on day 13,839 of my yoga and life experience.  From my very first inhale to where I am today.  I am still breathing throughout all of this life.  I am breathing through the good and through the bad.  When it comes down to it, life is one big inhale and one big exhale with little ones in between.

Yoga 308 has given me an avenue to connect with myself.  I have just begun the process of understanding the connection of my body, mind, and soul.  It really is a daily process (thus we need to practice it daily).

I really do love what yoga has brought to my life.   I did not become an enlightened being from this experience.   I do think this is the right path towards self discovery and maybe ultimately enlightenment, but this was not my intent to do 308 days of yoga.  I was out to redefine and find the new person who I have become.  Instead, Yoga 308 has helped me realize and connect to the person I have always been.  Somewhere along the line of life I had forgotten who I was.  Maybe I thought I was supposed to be someone else?  I have found a better understanding of myself and how I connect with the world around me.  This reconnection with the world has opened up a new life filled with opportunities.

The path of yoga has led me to a clearer mind, better and healthier choices, a new and healthier diet, a lot of good people, and a lot of goodness back into my heart.

So now what?  I enjoyed everything that has come out of this, and want to continue on.  I have a new challenge I have presented to myself, and am going to take the week off to help prepare it.  I will give you a hint.  It has to do with giving.  I am still going to do yoga 6 days a week, but am not going to be as demanding to do a blog every day.  If I miss a day or two of yoga I am going to be OK with it.  I do like to blog, but do not want to force thoughts that are not there.

Thank you for every one who has read through my journey this year.  I hope you have enjoyed it.  To me this is the beginning so I hope you stick around and read the journeys to come.