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 19, 2012

Day 45 - It's in my head

Thank you for all the grammar edits.  If you know me, you know my spelling, grammar, and all that good stuff is not that great (or is it well?)  The thing is, I am still going to blog, and probably going to make a lot of mistakes.  If you are the type that hates bad grammar I apologies, but I am trying.  I have always had the personality where I throw down my thoughts and ideas, and then move on.  I feel like if I stop to review things I am not moving in a positive direction.  So I think this is my real issue of not being able to properly edit my work or look into what is the proper grammar for something.  No worries though if you want to still point out my grammar mistakes.

I am going to a late night Orlando Power Yoga class with Greg Duke.  This is followed by a meditation at Shine on Yoga.  The meditation is with the Beutiful Chorus.  It is a cool event with crystal bowls and a bunch of women chanting and singing in a very meditative trance like harmony.  This is the second time I will be going there so I am excited to be heading back.  This is why I am once again writing my blog before yoga.  Although, I have to say it is nice to not have to think about writing it at night and just relax.  I might start to juggle the time I write these around.

If you have read my last couple blogs you have noticed a battle I have been having with frustration and simplicity.  Today was no different from yesterday.  I was doing the same thing that I was doing yesterday.  The main difference was that today I was not frustrated.  So why was I frustrated yesterday and not today?

If I read back at what I said yesterday I think I began to figure out why I was frustrated in the first place.  I admitted that I had a lot going on.  I admitted I was frustrated.  I excepted the frustration, and I did not force it back down.  I went to yoga with the idea that I had another day to practice not being frustrated and woke up with a new fresh mind.  I felt in balance today.  Things went well today.  I knew what to expect, and had got some of the emotional blocks out of my way.  I have once again found the idea of just being in the moment.  It was a better atmosphere both inside my head and what I felt in the people around me.

I thought of all these thought and emotions in my head.  How can I conquer all of these?  Why do I want to conquer all of these thoughts and emotions?  What is it inside of me that drives me to think that thoughts need to be conquered?  What is my driving force?  Why can't I just sit on a couch, be lazy, drink beer, smoke pot, do nothing, think nothing, and accomplish nothing?  My mind does not want to sit, it wants to accomplish, it wants to dream, it wants to stay sober, not clogged with beer or pot.  I want to run, I want to build, I want to create, I want to learn, I want to travel, I want to BE.

It is really fun when I can just BE like I did today.  It is a true yoga day.  Accepting, being, doing, feeling, the good with the bad.  

Life is pretty interesting don't you think?  Email me or leave a comment.