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, November 17, 2012

Day 104 - Time to give

This morning I went to Full Circle Yoga with a wake up hot yoga class with Christine Northcote.  This week I have felt like I have become much more gentle to my soul.  I have felt the urge to go into hot classes where I typically push my body, but I have been taking it easy in these classes.

I feel like the world has been whispering to me this week.  Slow brisk winds trying to communicate to me.   Sending me a message.  It feels good to feel needed in this world.  It feels good to be loved.  I think we all can agree on that.  I have felt that I have isolated myself from the world for a great deal of time.  I feel like it is time for me to once again give back to this world that has given me so much.  I also feel like the ways I choose to give back to the world should only be known by me. 

There was a point in my life where I asked myself if I give something to someone or somebody is it necessary for me to tell the rest of the world?  Am I doing these deeds in order to let people know that I am doing them so they can praise me?  Or am I truly doing this out of the goodness of my heart.  I am going to formulate a plan on giving and make sure it is done for the act of giving, and not expecting anything in return.

Giving can be a very difficult thing.  For me I have felt cheated from giving so much in the past.  I have been abused and taken advantage of my generosity and I needed to step back to make sure I was giving to people that would not use this against me.  There have been people that think that I am here to give to them, and I never drew the line until they had taken everything there is to take.  I needed time to build myself up, but I have learned and I have grown.

To draw a fine line between giving and being taken advantage of is a very tough thing for me.  It requires a new building of trust in both myself and mankind.  Giving comes hand and hand with receiving.  There needs to be an even balance on this or total exhaustion and a lack of inner peace will occur.   I will also need to work on receiving in the future.

"Inner Peace brings fulfillment.  Attain it, and life works.  Give it away, and happiness becomes elusive."