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.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 40 - Imperfection


I went into a new studio and class today.  I took a class with Missy White at Altamonte Springs Yoga.  The class was named Funky Flow.  It was a very fast moving class that had a little booty bounce in it.  It was pretty entertaining and fun as we moved really fast, and kind of danced.  I started off the class giving up on the breath, and just leaning towards just going through the postures.  I stopped about 10 minutes into it, and instead I opened up to a new thought process for myself.

I was thinking that in the middle of life's most chaotic moments I would love to always have a way to stay balanced.  When I started jumping around in the class today and bending this way and that, I started to see if I could find my breath.  Even if it was for just a moment.  Then continue on with the practice.  I started to wonder if I was to keep practicing this way if I could keep my breath throughout any chaotic moment.  If I could keep my pose,  keep my balance.  What a perfect place to find this.

I was also thinking about imperfections.  I choose the picture on the top of my blog today because it represents a posture which I have (in my mind) bad form.  My standing knee is bent, my back is hunched over, and my other leg is also bent.  At some point we all have to realize we are flawed.  It is what you do with the flaw that makes you unique.  Some people want to hide in the back of the room, others want to correct the flaw in 2 hours.  The perfect thing about yoga is we are all flawed.  We might spend our entire lives trying to perfect these flaws and never get there.  So why not be ok with your flaw.  Except your flaw and continue down your path of life.  The picture represents me.  Where I am RIGHT NOW.  There is nothing wrong with it.

Another thought that came to me today is to find that perfect balance between pushing yourself and being gentle.  Only I know what this is for myself.  Today I felt like I was pushing myself.  I feel like I am moving back to the pushing myself again, and I feel good and ready for it.  Do you notice how my mind is shifting back and forth throughout these blogs?

The last thing that I thought that was kind of cool today was that during savasana I had a vision of a bright purple star.  There wasn't much to it except for that it was really bright and cool looking.  I thought it was something that I would share with everyone today.  Anyone know what a vision of a purple star may represent?  Anyone have any random visions today?

Email me or leave a comment about your imperfections.  It feels good to just admit them and not hide them.  So feel free to share.