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, October 16, 2012

Day 72 - The story

Happy no coffee day.

Tonight I went to Christine Northcote's Flow Class at Full Circle Yoga.  Tonight I felt like I was in a good state.  I feel pretty level both physically and emotionally.  My muscles feel in good shape except for a tight feeling in my right hamstring.  I also feel my emotions coming and going.  I am feeling pretty healthy overall.

During class today I was having a lot of flash backs from my past.  I mean A LOT.  All good time.  Times of when I was at an outdoor bar with my friend Scott in Africa, flashing to my first time I saw my dog, or when I was at a festival in Japan.  I have lived a great life.  I have a lot to show for it, and a lot of stories to tell.

About 10 years ago I remember talking to my friend about "The story".  He and I both have what many would say accomplished a lot in life.  We have ran a successful business, ran marathons, climbed 6 highest peaks in 6 different states in 48 hours, ran adventure races, traveled the world, and a lot more.  Why do we do this?  My big concern at the time was that I was doing all these things so I could tell everyone how I accomplished these things, but after awhile I found this was not the reason.  I have run into people like this.  Where their life is just a story.  It gives them reasons to feel inferior over other people.  I worry of becoming this person.

I want to experience life I want to live my life to the fulliest.  I want to continue to challenge my body, mind, and spirit.  I want to sit back one day and say I did everything I wanted to try in the this world.  Luckily I am very excited for life and there is way too much for me to experience in this life that I will never be able to do all that I want to do.  To me I have a story that is continuing to build, change, grow, learn, and find new avenues.   I am really glad that I do not have an ending to my story yet.

I think now that I am blogging and telling my story that this fear is coming up again.  That people are going to think that I am telling a story to make me sound inferior to others.  This is a fear I have battled with before, and I know that I will over come this through these blogs.  I am here to document my story.  The more I write the more I will realize that this is just my fear, and that people are not thinking this.  This is not my personality.

We have a lot to overcome in our life time.  The first step is to admit these fears, mistakes, insecurities, etc.  Bring your fears to the table.