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, September 10, 2012

Day 36 - Give it up

I WANT COFFEE!!! Well at least I did all day today.  It's funny how some of our habits can be so important to our lives.  Coffee is important to me.  It was what I turned to when I gave up drinking and drugs.   It is a good way for me to get out of the house and hang out.  Socially though I have been going to new places and meeting new people.  I haven't really had time to go to the coffee shop, but I still have been making a lot of coffee at home.

I wanted to see what my life would be like without coffee for a week.  Today I was pretty lackadaisical, and a bit down in the dumps.  I also ate a lot more food and drank a lot more water today.  Justifying that I could eat a pizza tonight because I did not drink any coffee.

Do you think it is coincidence that I am making changes in my life along side to seeking out new yoga and opening my mind to new yoga ideas?   Today I went to Ashtanga yoga at Full Circle.  Steve had a sub today, Daniela Ellis. so I had another new teacher.  It felt good to have a new teacher with my favorite type of yoga.

I have made a lot of changes over the last year and a half.  I fell into a deep hole when two of my friends past a way and then a deeper hole when I went through my divorce.  I feel like that was the beginning of the changes that starting leaning me into a positive direction.  Isolated up ontop of a mountain in Colorado I decided to come back to Orlando where I found yoga again.

Through therapy and yoga my deep darkness became lighter and lighter.  More opportunities fell into my lap, more love came into my life, more change.  When do you stop this change?  My latest belief is never stop.  Always evolve.  Keep your mind healthy and open.

Today it is coffee.  I am not promising it is out my life forever.  I am promising it is out of my life for this week.  A promise to me.  It seems like good healthy changes have been piling on in the last year. 

 I notice so many ways out of these opportunities that come up.  "I drink coffee because I do not drink alcohol."  "I need coffee to stay awake."  "I am bored at work."  What is the difference between this and going to yoga everyday?  What is it that makes us do unhealthy things?  What are the true healthy things?  

Are there healthy changes falling into our lap?  Are you justifying not making healthy changes?  Email me or leave a comment.  Have a Great day.