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 25, 2012

Day 51 - The need

My thoughts are on cheeseburgers, sandwiches, cereal, and anything that is edible.  I am on Day 1 of my juice fast.  Oh my god, what was I thinking.  What have I gotten myself into.  I have never done anything like this before in my life.  It is quite extreme.  My mind is telling me to go eat, but I am trying to keep the discipline to not do it. I am doing it with Marianne which makes things a lot easier.  It would take that much more of a strong mind to do it on my own.  My mind is already trying to get me to quit.  This really is more about will power and mind control more then anything.  I have been sticking to my guns, so I will keep my mind disciplined for two more days.  But god I am hungry.

Tonight I went to yoga at Orlando Power Yoga with Janelle Pochintesta.  It was a pretty intense class tonight.  I was being pushed to my edge.  It may have been the discipline I am learning on the fast, but I did feel myself being more demanding on my postures.  My mind wondered quite a lot towards food during the practice.  It was difficult to keep a focus when I felt hungry.  This is a true test for me.  It seems like our minds play tricks on us.  We can dwell and linger on things that we do not have, or do not need.  Let it be some type of food, something from our past, people from our past.  We can dive down deep inside ourselves and get blocked from the now and stay focused on the future or the past.

Do we look towards others in our yoga class with a need to be like that person.  Maybe he or she is more flexible.  Maybe it is the nicest person you have every met.  I have said this a few times.  It is important to strive towards your own personal goals.  You may look up to someone, but do not give up your own personal goals and dreams in order to please that person.

I have wasted a lot of my moments in life with past relationships trying to keep that person happy.  I have given up some of my own personal beliefs, ideas, love, and disciplines in order to ensure that that the other person would stay happy.  Why are we less important then that other person?  Why are we less deserving?  Is there something or someone in your life that is keeping you from moving forward.  Why do you keep going back?  Make this world your world.  You deserves it.

I am really tired.  I am off to bed.  Thanks yoga308.com  Night.