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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 38 - Bring back the balance


I felt really out of balance today.  You know how I have been very gentle in class lately.  Well that seemed to translate off the mat too.  When I start being gentle with myself I start doing more things.  When I start doing a lot more things I start feeling a bit frustrated because I cannot do all of them.  When I start getting frustrated I start being hard on myself.

The last few days I have been feeling like I do not deserve to write these words.  Thoughts started to enter my mind like "People are going to think I am arrogant."  "Why do I feel my words are important enough to share with everyone"  "I am not really doing anything special, there are a ton of people who do this much yoga."

This is a part of my personality.  It is something that I would love to hide and act like I am always strong, loving, and caring, but I am human and these are my honest thoughts.   I want to be able to express my honesty and keep true to myself throughout this experience.

I went into Orlando Power Yoga for a real hot session with Greg Duke.  I found myself in an opportunity to go strong.  Push myself to the limit.  The opposite of gentle (the reason why I am suddenly frustrated).  This was an opportunity to change my ways and push myself to make me feel like I am accomplishing things.  I am not sure if this is coming out right, but as a pushed myself through this class I stated to feel more balanced.  I regained self worth and tried new things. 

Yoga is a place where you can find a center.  If there is an emotion that is inside of you that day, bring it to the mat.  Do you want to focus on changing this emotions?  Do you want to stay in this emotion?  Or do you just want to be?

After I got off the mat I forgave myself for being hard on myself over the last few days.  I am living back in the moment. 

Where are your emotions?  Email me or leave a comment.