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.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 21 - Retreat


I thought today would be a good day to reflect on the last 21 days of yoga. I wanted to talk a bit about the retreat I went on at the beginning of August. My friend had mentioned to me that she was going to Costa Rica on a yoga retreat in a couple of weeks. I had an extremely warm feeling about the situation and everything inside of me was telling me to go. I think the majority of us (me included) listen to this warm feeling and think of reasons not to do it. We think of ways to hinder our true path. I do not have the time, I cannot afford it, It's only 2 weeks away, I am scared to go.

If this warm feeling in your gut is telling you something. Listen to it. Make the time, save the money, face your fear. I have said before that when you do this it may not leave to the most "positive" results, but it is guiding you on your path. This is your path of life, in order to get to the positive side of your life you may have to go over some negative bumps. But stay true to yourself and where you want to go. Listen to that warm feeling.

The choice I made to just go for it was the best choice I have made in my life. I only knew my friend I was going with, but I left from Costa Rica with 22 close friends who experienced something which was for me life changing. The key on the retreat was to let go. We did yoga every morning and afternoon which brought the group together. We then were giving the option of doing activities like Zip lines, horseback riding, or a ride into town. I participated some of the days and other days I did nothing. I got in tune with me and what it was that I wanted to do first, and then planned the day according to that moment. I let go of my busy life back home self and became in the moment.

Yoga is a great place to become in the moment. The fact that we woke up and practiced gave me that center of "I am here". I kept that with me through the day until once again we got back on the mat to once again recenter. It was the first time I was able to stay in the moment for a long time. I am also proud to say that this has stuck with me. 21 days later I am still doing yoga and I am still feeling "in the moment"

I feel like if I had not listened to that warm fuzzy feeling inside of me. If I would have figured out some excuse not to try this new experience, I would not be on my proper path. I feel like I have learned so much in the last 21 days. Even blogging for 7 days has opened the door to new experiences. Opening up and spilling my guts to the outside world has resulted by people agreeing or disagreeing with what I say. I am loving having these conversations about yoga and my life.

Are you listening to the warm fuzzy feeling? What is your excuse? Maybe today is the day you take on the unknown. Email me or comment.