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 21, 2012

Day 47 - Postive versus Negative

Today I went to A Yin Class with Kristen Schneider at Full Circle.  My body is a bit aching after this week.  I feel like I pushed myself pretty hard.  I started back up in Camel and Back Bends again so my knee is not feeling that great.  I also tweaked something in my neck / shoulder area.  Nothing too bad, but I really need to back off on the physical part of yoga and not go so deep.  Yin yoga classes are perfect for finding that gentle side.

I am starting to focus more and more on the yin and the yang.  It is such a simple philosophy, but I am feel like I am just now started to grasp it.  So many of us understand the concept that we want all beings to be happy, but I do not want to live in a world with only happiness.  We all want to feel love, but again without hatred and violence how could love exist.  I am not searching for hatred, but I am willing to accept that it is in the world.  I do not pretend that life is only going to find peace and happiness.  I do not believe that there are only good people out there.

I do believe that life's hardships have made me who I am today.  I have learned that there are soul suckers in this world, that will use and abuse me so they can try to find their happiness.  I try to steer away from these people, but also learn from them.   Soul Suckers tend to be on one side or the other.  Either they are positive or negative. We are all no doubt selfish at times in our life.  We are all also generous in our lives at time.  I am looking to find the happy balance.  I am good enough to provide things to myself yet provide for others.

Do not find a world where there is only negativity, but on the same token do not find a world where there is only positivity.  If you are truly to stay on your path you will need both the positive along with the negative.  These are two things that you should not let you fall off your path.  Use the negative to motivate you and boost you to the next level.  Use the positive to help calm your life and find the gentle side, the forgiving side, the modest side.  If you stay on one side I feel like personal growth is not happening, rather find that middle ground.

Life is full of these.  No simplicity without negativity,  No fun without work, no love without hatred. etc.  All we need to do is learn to listen to our heart and body,   Find the perfect balance between the positive and the negative,

I have been really tired the last couple of nights.  I feel like I am sleeping great, so I am not 100% sure why my eyes currently cannot stay open, but I am going to bed.  Email me or comment :)