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.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Day 20 - Excitement




Today I woke up a bit later and decided to do a practice on my own. I did the Ashtanga series at my home. I decided to set up a video camera. I have never watched myself practice and I thought this might be a good opportunity to see where I am. I also thought it would be a good idea to video tape another session 1 year from now to see where my practice has gone. I haven't watched it yet. Maybe I will try to post it?

Practicing at home can be very distracting. I know in the past I have given in to distractions, but I think the video camera helped me stay on task. My practice was a lot quicker then when I practice in a studio. I was done in about 1 hour 15 minutes.

I am pretty excited today because my dad said he wanted to start trying yoga. We are going out to pick up a mat and a block today, and I am going to show him a few stretches that he can start with. I have found him a couple studios to try out next week. So I will be joining him for the first class sometime next week.

Since I have gotten back from Costa Rica I have found that life seems to have so many more opportunities then I saw before. The problem is I am excited about all of them. Yoga is currently taking about 3 hours out of my day. I need to find a bit more balance in the rest of my schedule to make sure this fits. I want to keep it a fun experience.

It is amazing that after 20 days of doing this I feel like I can venture into so many avenues. Some of the ideas that are surfacing are to experience yoga across the world. Look into all the different teachings and teachers of yoga. Venture into the people of yoga. Yoga has a lot of different people around it. Some people treat yoga as a gym while others treat it as almost a religion.

Sometimes my ideas blow up a bit out of proportion due to my excitement. My objective right now is to keep this thing on the ground and continue to take one day at a time. Keep focus and keep balance in my yoga practice and in my daily life.

Are you excited about life today? Are you too excited about life and having trouble keeping it in check? Email me or comment about your excitement.