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
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.