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.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 113 - My backyard

Steve Rubin taught a good hot ashtanga based class at Orlando Power Yoga today.  I was thinking today that I take both 60 minute, 75 minute, and 90 minute classes, but I never seem to sit and wonder how much time has past by.  Time very rarely drags or speeds through for me in classes.  Today was a good class.

I was thinking of the drive that keeps me going.  I love that yoga is part of my everyday class, but it hasn't always been.  I typically have some type of drive in my life.  Some type of dreams.  When  I was a kid I had dreams of becoming a famous football player.  College I had dreams of becoming a Disney Imagineer.  Out of college I had dreams of traveling the world.  Things constantly change in my life.  Though all my dreams seem to change I have always had this drive in my life.

The thing with this drive is it opens the door to so many other dreams.  I look at when I was a kid in my backyard.  Life was about playing G.I. Joe's and Wiffle ball.  Running around with my family and friends.  The older I got I started to venture off in the neighorhood.  Riding my bigwheel down to my best friends house.  Expanding my horizon..  Then it was onto driving the truck around my little town.  Then expanding further off into college.  Before you know it I was a 3 hours drive from my backyard.  My world had expanded, and I was taking in every bit of it.  After college it was down to Florida.  Then I had to start going by plane to get back to my backyard.  Then I was sent around the U.S. to teach software for work.  I left that job to broaden my horizon even more.  I was off to Europe. 

Now I am sitting in my backyard.  Thinking of the millions of people I crossed paths with, the millions of animals I've encountered.  The love I have shared, the pain I have seen, and gone through.  The girlfriends and wife I have loved, hated, and grew with.  The life experiences that smacked me in the face.  The adventures I have gone through.  Now I am with my dog in my backyard.

What if I never left my backyard?  Would I still be playing Wiffle ball with my friends and family.  Would life be that simple, or would I always question what was on the other side of the fence?  I have always had this drive in me.  Am I driving towards something or away?

In order to balance this I have decided the world is my new backyard.  The universe is my new home.  Regardless of if I am driving away or towards something, my life has expanded.  My life is exactly where I am supposed to be.  The opportunities on the other side of the fence are endless.  Like when I was a kid I want to explore every avenue of my backyard.  I want to laugh, run, cry.  I want to do it all.   This is my drive, these are my dreams, and love is all around us.

How big is your backyard?  Are you trying to view the other side?  No matter how big your backyard may be know that you always can stop and smell the flowers, build a bigger fence, plant a garden, laugh and sip coffee with your loved ones.  Just know that you are exactly where you are supposed to be in this world.  You are the one driving your feelings, emotions, and life.

And no matter how big your backyard is remember to keep it simple.

Email me or comment about your backyard.