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, October 4, 2012

Day 60 - Dharma day

Today I went to the Dharma 2 series with Kelly Senn at Orlando Power Yoga.  I have been really liking this series.  It is very similar to the flow in Ashtanga which is my favorite.  Dharma yoga follows the same series of postures which allows you to keep track of your breath and focus more inside.  It is something that I want to do more of.  Kelly is talking about adding a class on Tuesday which would make me really happy.

Last night I ended up going to Orlando Power Yoga with Alex McCullough.  She put on a very good class.  If you read yesterdays blog I was trying my best to get out of a funk and once again find the present.  I was thinking the yoga class would snap me out of it, but I was unsuccessful.  I was just down in the dumps yesterday.  I could not pinpoint why I was feeling down, and I wrote it off on the weather.  Looking back I  woke up and did not want to get out of bed.  I had a negative outlook when I got out of bed.  This carried out through out the day.  I actually started to get frustrated with myself because I felt like I shouldn't be feeling this way.  I did not have a good reason. 

When I started this blog I did not want to fluff things up and act like I am always the go lucky happy person, or that I have found complete enlightenment through yoga.  I have off hours, days, weeks, months, years.  I am human.  I am happy to say that since I have been doing yoga308 I have only had off hours or at the most a day.

I have been talking a lot about trying to live in the now.  Yesterday I could not get there, but when I woke up this morning I was back.  I woke up with a fresh new look and excitement for the day.  I got out of bed with a positive outlook.  I know a lot of people believe to the extreme that if they think positively then the world will be positive around them.  This is not what I am trying to accomplish.  I am looking to keep positive in my mind, but do not expect the world to fall inline with me.  I am going to accept the days that I feel sad, mad, angry, or any of these "negative" emotions as they are part of life.  Sometimes I will fall back into the past or look into the future.  I am going to focus more and more on trying to live in the now.  However, just like I will not have both of my legs behind my head tomorrow,  I will not find this "now" tomorrow.  I will keep humble with myself and allow my mind and life to have as many faults and flaws needed to help grow.

I am off to do more moving.  Have a great day everyone, or have an off one.