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.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Day 44 - OK Really, Think Simple!
I woke up knowing I had to go to work and do something that I was not looking forward to doing. I started off fine, but the closer I got to work the more frustrated I became. There are days when I feel overwhelmed and this was one of them. I felt like what I was doing was not making the best of my time, and thought about all the other things I could be working on rather then where I was. It was my own mind complicating the matter, and I was doing this the day after I wrote a blog trying to keep life simple. So why? Why was I letting into the frustration?
Frustration is a necessity of life. It is how you grow. I think frustration for me helps me learn my boundaries or my edge of where my patience is. My overwhelming feeling was due to the open heart that I am having, and the discovery of so many new ideas and things. Work is growing and my business partner and I are taking on new avenues of our company. I am moving into a new home October 1st. I am looking into a lot of travel ideas. Yoga is consuming a lot of my free time. Blogging, I want to paint more, I want to paint in a studio, my dog is always begging me to throw the tennis ball. I also am having a lot of fun in my social life.
So why is today a frustrating day? Why am I letting life get to me? Why am I dwelling in the fact that I am frustrated? How can I get out of it? The answer I formulated was to look at my yoga practice. There are many postures I cannot get in today. How will I get into that posture? Keep coming back to the mat. Keep practicing. I do not sit in the posture for hours and dwell on the fact that I cannot do the posture. I get in the posture, get out, and move on.
The frustration I am feeling is just that. A feeling. It can stay as long as I want it to or I can recognize it, say to myself "huh isn't that interesting" and move on. I do not sit in it for hours and dwell on the fact that I am frustrated. Tomorrow I have the same type of day ahead of me. How will I learn from today and move on?
How do you feel today? Are you dwelling on the emotion? Email me or leave a comment.
Well I am off to yoga.