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.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Day 63 - The move

I am grateful for all the people that helped me out today.  Marianne, Ryan, Luke (plus his friend from Atlanta), and Darren all helped me make the move from my apartment into my new house.  I am still under the weather so all of this attention was a little overwhelming. I am happy that I had so much support to make this happen so easily.

I am happy to have to day off as I am now stuffed up and beginning to cough.  I am having the debate on whether to try to push myself and do more yoga tomorrow or take the day off.  I am in a position where I have made a dedication for myself, but my body is telling me to stop pushing myself.  I will wait until tomorrow to see what happens.

Time for a little weekly reflecting.  Yoga is very much a way to dive deeper into your soul, body, and mental state.  I often wonder if my life had been different if I did not dive deeper into life.  What if I never did the drugs that I know have enhanced yet hindered my mind.  What if I never traveled anywhere outside my home town.  What if I never meditated, discovered other religions, philosophies, or ideas?  Is it even possible to live in a box anymore?

I feel like the more I do, the more I discover, and the less time I have to do anything.  I see myself getting frustrated beacause of all the wonderful things in this world.  It is hard for me to focus.  It is a difficult thing for me to just concentrate on one thing.  I am not sure exactly where this came from, but I am learning more about myself each day.  I think this is why I love yoga so much.  It gives me at least the opportunity to stop and try to live in the "now."

This week I felt like I failed in trying to live in the "now"  Overall though I gave 90 minutes a day trying to make this happen.  I am practicing living in the "now"  I cannot always live in the "now".  The important part for me is the practice of living there.  Another angle to look at it is to say that as my hips and hamstrings become more flexible so does my mind.  I am finding peace, stability, and love.  I cannot be unrealistic saying that I found peace and then I am going to stay there.  This is not where my mind is right now. 

If we are open minded in life do you think that we complicate our lives because we are introduced to so many opportunities in life?  Do you think we could find and stay in our peace, love, and uniqueness?  If so why do we leave our homes?  Email me or leave a comment.

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