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.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Day 76 - Relax in the Chaos

This weekend I am staying at a hotel for a  business meeting.  I am going to be doing a lot of traveling coming up, but I am still am going to find room for yoga.  This morning I was able to find a yoga class pool side.  The class was what I will now refer to as resort yoga.  It is a class where the hotel really wants to offer something to their guests. They do not have a good crowd and have to change the class to meet the crowd.  Basically, it is an intro to yoga class.  I was expecting this, but wanted readers to know to please do not think you are going to a true yoga class next to a pool in a resort :)  There is still a lot to learn though.

This morning gave me a good opportunity to keep humble.  I know I have a lot of knowledge in the yoga arena, but I do not have to go around showing off or telling the world what I have learned.  I could have gone to this pool and do my pretzel twists and show off, but I went into the class with the hopes to learn something new.

My mission in life is not to force the world to follow my ways.  I have ran into pushy and controlling people in my past.  I am on a mission to learn as much as I can out of this world.  My mission is to not close my mind and think I have learned all there is to learn.  I will not expect the world to behave like me.  I will continue to learn, grow, and be in the world.  There is a lesson in every event of our lives. 

This said I had a real good class.  The teacher was really nice.  She was very excited to have me in her class, and I learned some excellent breathing techniques with her.  It was a lot of fun to do a headstand next to a pool.  It was also a great day to find a gentleness to my body.  It was as if my body was smiling because I was not pushing it to it's max.  When I lied down in savasana there was a nice breeze flowing through.  It was a really relaxing class.

In this moment of relaxation I am thinking how life is full of chaos.  It is an inevitable part of life. How do you handle chaos?  Who is really in charge of this chaos?  Is the chaos all around you or is it all actually in your head?  I have a nice stability inside of me.  I see people who fall into chaos and I have tried to get them out of this chaos.  I have gone as far as loose my own peace and dive into their chaos in order to try to drag them out.  I no longer will do this.  Some people mix chaos with peace.  Some people think they have found peace, but they are still in chaos.  Some people only find peace in chaos.  Some people only look for chaos.  Some people try to control the world and cause more chaos.  The important part is to separate yourself from others chaos.  It is not your chaos to be in.

Find the people who are not trying to drag you into their chaos.  The people who do not think that you are responsible for their happiness.  The ones who love you for who you are, not what you can give them.  Find the people who have a good balance on receiving and giving.  Find the simple things in life.  Surround yourself with this environment and learn to grow with the world.  Peace will then come to your soul and when chaos comes you can keep a true balance, breather and understand that it is just a part of the world.

My life will continue to stay in a simple world.  Chaos will be in my life, but chaos will not control my life.  It will not stay in my life. 

I want to take the opportunity today to thank everyone from my present and my past.  I have learned so much from everyone.  Keep it simple.