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.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Day 82 - Love to my Friends

Hello from Denver.  It is great to be back with my friends in the great state of Colorado.  It is also great to get a good mix up and change in my yoga life.  Today Kelly and I went to Vital Yoga and took a Vinyasa Flow I - II class with Amanda Lindemann.  Here is their shout out web site Vital Yoga.  The class had a lot of technical sides to it to make sure we got our postures down correctly and properly.  It was a reminder of the little things we need to focus on to keep things from going out of whack and leading to injury.  The one thing I noticed was the dry air and the lack of sweat compared to Florida.  It was a fun time.

My friend Dave talked to me yesterday saying it seems like I have a lot of structure in my life now.  I have the yoga and blogging which I insist be part of my daily life.  I also have this diet that I am playing with.  My life is very disciplined at the moment.  It is what I need.  I was thinking more about how he said that, and how it correlates with what I wrote last Monday.  I think the structure and the discipline is in my life because I am lacking focus on my future life.  I need something in the "now" to focus on so I do not try to do things for the future me.  The structure and discipline is allowing me to be me and not worry who I was or who I will be.

This focus on blogging and yoga is in fact allowing me to live in the now.  I am also not wishing I would eat less meat or drink less coffee.  I "am" eating less meat and drinking less coffee.  I am not talking about doing yoga 6 days a week.  I am doing yoga 6 days a week.  I am in the action of doing rather then planning.  I am not talking about things I want to do, but rather taking action and accomplishing these things.

My friends in Denver help put my life back in perspective.  These are friends I have had since 1995.  They know who I was and who I strive to be, but also love who I am this moment.  I love them the same way.  It is great to see them all grow and accomplish all the things they have in life.  I feel the core group keep life's actions so simple, that when life is thrown into a tail spin or chaos we are there for each other and keep things on the simple plain. We let the chaos pass out of our lives and continue to grow together.  This is the main reason I love my core friends.

Yoga is about growing in both a physical, mental, and spiritual balance.  I am happy to be able to grow with my friends in the same way over these last 17 years.  I have had friends come and go out of my life, I have come and gone out of their lives, but the balance and love keeps us together.

I am excited to be going to this Halloween party out in Denver with these guys.  Halloween is a time to get scared.  Maybe it is time you get scared.  You do not have to go to a haunted house to do this.  Find that fear that is inside of you that you have wanted to do but have been too scared to do it.  Now simply go out and do it.