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.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 22 - Self


After taking Sunday off I have headed back to my favorite class. Ashtanga yoga with Steve Rubin at Full Circle yoga. I was really excited because Marianne joined the class tonight. There is something special about doing yoga trying to become one with myself with a room full of friends that I love. Sometimes we spend so much time looking within it is our friends who help keep us grounded on this earth and remind us of who we truly are.

My mind over the weekend has been thinking of ways to promote yoga 308. I have been in the business of online marketing for 11 years now and am very familiar with making the sale. I am however not good at selling myself, and have just started to tip toe around ideas to promote the site.

There are times in yoga class that I have felt that people are watching me. I had worried if they thought that I was not doing a posture correctly, or if they thought I was weak for not getting into a certain position. This of course is all in my head. As I practice now I could not tell you what anyone else does in the class as I am busy trying to do my own practice. Most of the class is doing the same thing. No one is really judging me for doing too much or too little.

I have run into a lot of people in my past that have put their mission above others. It is important to me to keep in mind my mission and not act in a way that makes me look superior or puts down others. This is one of my biggest fears with doing yoga 308.

With this in my mind I have a hard time self promoting. I fear that I may come across as someone who is above others. I fear of sounding arrogant. I fear of making others sick of hearing my opinion. These are some of my fears that I deal with when I blog.

Luckily in life I now have good people around me. In the last couple of days I have had people contact me saying that my blogs have given them inspiration to do yoga. That they are proud of me. That I am doing this for the right reasons. A great reality check.

I feel like this is just like the mind set I had when first starting yoga. I am fearing the world is going to act in a negative manor, but in reality it is nothing like my thought process. The fears are all just in my head.

Fears do not make who we are. In fact I think fears do one of two things. Allow us to never grow into the thing we fear, or keep us from our true path. In my situation I am looking for that middle ground. I have to get over the fear in order to promote my word along with keeping in mind that I never intended for my mission to be above others. My mission is to write about my journey.

Are you so fearful of growing into something that it is stopping you from growing into what you are supposed to be? Comment or email me.