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.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 46 - Penis

Anybody paying attention?  So I am continuing on with my week of no desert, no Powerade, and no coffee.  I am doing good not really craving any of it, but also do not feel any different.  I really do not think you have this crazy breakthrough though.  Where all of a sudden I feel ten times better then I did the day before for not drinking coffee.  More then likely it is a connection between not drinking alcohol, not drinking coffee, exercising, and doing healthy things in your lives.  It is a slow gradual change that you probably do not even notice.

Oh right the "penis" thing.  Last night I went to a meditation singing with crystal bowls.  Have you ever gone to something and then return to it a second time and it just wasn't the same.  There were a lot of differences between the first time I went to this meditation and the second time.   These differences caused me to not be able to appreciate or concentrate as I did before.

Last night I meditated for about 20 minutes out of the hour and then my mind was interupted and I fell into my thoughts.  I opened my eyes and stared around the room.  There were chants going back and forth through out the room.  They were very spiritual chants of loving words like "thank you", "We love you", "I'm awesome."  I have been diving so deep inside myself that I really could not do it last night.  I needed to come up for some air.

While these chants reverberated throughout the room I thought of the movie "500 Days of Summer"  There is a scene in the movie where a couple plays a game trying to out speak each other saying the word "penis" louder and louder.  It really is a great movie, if you haven't seen it you should.

The thought of the movie some how came in my head 20 minutes into the class, and I started to wonder what the people in the room would do if I started to sing or chant the word "penis".  Would the room stop?  Would the room laugh?  Would I be kicked out of the yoga community?  I am not one to ruin someone's spiritual moments (and there were people finding peace) so I did not say anything, but I really wanted to.  The more I thought about it the more I wanted to do it.  Then I had to figure out a way not to crack myself up.  I was in a room full of chanting people trying to stop myself from laughing and thinking about yelling the word "penis." 

My thoughts last night were telling me not to take this life so seriously.  Life is fun,  Life is a journey, and you have your entire life to try to grow.  Sometimes we all need to back down.  Sometimes we probably should all yell out the word "penis."  Do we take our lives too seriously?  I had to at least take the chance and throw the word out  in my blog to see how the world responds.  Do not insult people, but figure out a way to lighten up.

Thank you Kelly Senn at Orlando Power yoga for an excellent Dharma 2 class.