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 11, 2012

Day 37 - Honesty and Balance.


I went to Orlando Power Yoga to go to my second class of Budokon with Reider Howe.  It really is a lot of fun.  I kind of feel like a yoga ninja.  I feel like I have a lot to learn in this class and would like to continue with this practice.

I have had a lot of comments about being open and honest with my alcohol and drug use.  It seems to be the topic of the day today.  I wanted to talk a bit more about honesty.  I try to stay open and honest with my life.  I believe that we all have our ups and downs, so why do we find it necessary to hide so much.  Ridicule, embarrassment, or failure?  I am beginning to  wonder if these emotions will be less and less in our lives if we all are completely honest. Express these emotions of ridicule, be embarrassed, and fall on your ass a couple times.  Do not fear these emotions.

So Honestly, I do worry about the next 11 months in yoga.  Am I going to get bored with it?  Am I going to hurt myself?  Am I going to run out of time during the day to do yoga?  I was stuck on the negative side of things today.  Is it the lack of coffee??? What if I flipped it.  What if I only had positive thoughts today?  What if I said, Yoga is in my life forever.  I am being gentle to my body so I will not get hurt.  I will find balance with my time along with yoga.  Why do we get pulled to the negative side of life?  Again is it the negative emotions?  Am I fearing these emotions?

Life is about keeping a balance.  Balance on the mat and balance off the mat.  When the negative emotions come we have to learn from these emotions and keep them as part of our lessons of life.  Same with the positive emotions.  Keep the balance.  Just like the breath, life's emotions come in and out of the body.  This is the simplest form of balance in our lives.  For every breath that I have taken in throughout my life I have exhaled the same amount of air.  I am starting to feel that if I look more into my breath that I will find more balance in my life.

Are you hiding something?  Do you really want to tell someone?  Need to get it off your chest.  Email me or comment.  I'd be happy to talk to you about it.