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, November 15, 2012

Day 102 - Focus on the focus

 I went to the Thursday Dharma class with Kelly Senn at Orlando Power Yoga.  It is a great class to focus on the now.  I still feeling this simple peaceful buzz from the last few days.  I continue to feel appreciation for everything around me.

As I sit here on my laptop with the television on, I begin to look at the things that I do to help me "focus."  My job requires that I am on my laptop quite a bit.  I have found in the past that I can work a lot better if my television is on.  This multitasking way of thinking has aloud me to grow with my career.  It sounds weird, but I think the multitasking focus allows me to not dive too deep into the job and allows me to keep my mind to grow in multiple different types of way.

As I blogged yesterday, I feel like life is filled with a ton of distractions.  These distractions are sometimes really obvious.  They may be thoughts, or ideas, or people around you.  They can be both external or internal.  I have been looking into the distractions that are inside my head.

I am beginning to wonder if my multitasking brain is a distraction. If it is possible to just focus intently in one area.  I have come to grips that my brain is always going to have this rash of complexity, excitement, and almost unease.  I am going to look more into ways that maybe I can harness my focus on certain areas so I do not fall into frustration when I try to take on everything at once.  Yoga plus this blogging has been a great area for me to stop and focus.  Can I bring this type of focus into my everyday life?

I was thinking today on how cool it would be if I could focus like my dog does on a tennis ball.  If you look closely in the picture above the ball is sitting in my lap.  For my dog this is the most important part of life (minus food).  He will be looking for that ball, want me to throw it, find it, catch it, whatever as long as it is with the ball.  For at least 30 minutes every day his focus is on the ball.  Such a simple idea and a simple pleasure.

I began to think further that he does have OCD.  Nothing else matters in his life accept for this tennis ball.  I have seen him play into he has bloody paws.  He has even torn his ACL, but he still ignored the pain.  It was all about the ball. At what point does an intense focus become an obsession?  At what point does it become an addiction?

I think there are times we need to dissect our lives.  Time we need to stop and look to evolve. We need to stay in a constant level of evolution and growing.  Always looking to better ourselves so we can be there for others.  We can grow together.  I think this all starts with focus.  With a very healthy focus.

I am going to try to change my focus skills and see how they can improve.

How is your focus?  Email me or leave me a comment.

Have a good Vegan Thursday!!!