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 25, 2012

Day 81 - Blooming

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I am writing in an airport today.  I am heading to Denver to visit some of my good friends for Halloween.  I am very excited to do this, but also need to make needed adjustments to ensure that yoga remains in my life even while I am out of town.  I have friends who have yoga experience and some who are looking to dive into yoga, so I am doing my research to make sure I fit it into my schedule.  

I scheduled a later flight so I can go to class earlier this morning.  I took a class with Christine Northcotte at Full Circle Yoga.   It was a new time and a new crowd for me, but it was the Flow class I was expecting from Christine.  Fast flowing, twisting, and balancing.  It is a good place to try out some new postures. 

One other thing that I am finding really tough is the Vegan Thursday that I said I wanted to try a couple weeks ago.  Last week I almost put cream in my coffee, and then I found out the pasta I ordered at Cheesecake Factory had butter on it.  There is a lot you do not think about.  Also, today I am traveling which makes eating Vegan difficult.  I packed a lot of snacks with me.

I have been noticing a lot of nature coming back into my life.  I always think that nature has a lot to tell us.  The flowers above for instance.  I looked at this and started to think at a micro and macro level.  I looked at each flower on the tree.  Some were bloomed in pure beauty, shining bright.  Others were trying their hardest to bloom, but not quite there.  Then others were not ever going to bloom, or would be picked off the tree before allowing any growth.  At a macro level I saw the tree blooming and shining as a whole.  Each flower represented a different beauty on the tree and gave it a big yellow glow shining brighter then any of the other trees around it.  It was it’s time to shine, but will have to learn to loose it’s shine and not be the center of attention in my backyard.  I really feel like life lessons can be seen in nature.

While I sit and wait for my plane I remember how much airports used to cause me such anxiety.  Airports never go the way you expect.  Never.  Yet people keep having these high expectations like the flight is supposed to go perfectly, Even if it does go perfectly people still complain.  It is a grueling source of negativity.  “Why is this line so big?”  “Why do we have to take off our shoes?”  “Hurry we are going to be late.”  “I am not going to let them scan me.”  I had a real hard time listening to this.  I get frustrated when others are frustrated.  I found my solution though.  Earphones.  They block out the negative people.  I also feel a lot more patience this flight.  I am contributing this learned patience to yoga.  No matter how much I want to be something else I have to accept who I currently am.  If I want to grow into that something else I need to learn patience to grow.  If I want to grow into the beautiful glowing flowering tree I have to be patient. Thank you yoga J