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!

So I am going to yoga hear in a bit.  I am going to Orlando Power Yoga with Jannelle Pochintesta.  I wanted to write before class today so I can relax tonight and just chill.  I was very frustrated today.  After yesterday's blog, life threw some tests at me.  Today was not much out of the norm. All the frustration was all in my head, but it was still a good test.

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.