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, November 2, 2012

Day 89 - Fight the Funk?

I woke up this morning still in a funk.  I remember writing awhile back on how it is so much easier to wake up with a positive outlook in life then it is to wake up depressed.  If you wake up depressed you have to figure out a way to regain your balance and try to get onto that much desired positive path.  There are days though like today that I wake up in the funk.  Now what???

I think of television and shows like Oprah where she is a positive source of inspiration for so many people.  The thing I do not enjoy about these programs is I never see Oprah sad, upset, angry with her personal life.  It is always inspirational or overcoming stories.  I really wish I would see the true Oprah.  The one that is human.  I think we are brought up to think that depression, sadness, anger, and other emotions should not be in our lives at all.  If these feelings come up then we need to come up with some approach to quickly fix it and get back to our positive way of thinking.

I was reading this morning how these "negative" emotions are trying to get out of you.  That the original and true emotions of our lives is indeed love, happiness, and joy.  Throughout our lives we manage to find theses negative locks and if we do not allow them to properly go through our body we store them. 

We all have said things like this one time or another..."I need to suck it up so I can go to work."  "This person needs me, I can't show him I am sad."  "I shouldn't feel angry, my life is great."

These are all ways we store these "negative" emotions.  "Negative" emotions are a part of our lives.  I keep putting the word negative in quotes because to me it is almost a positive part of life.  It is what helps us keep balance, love, happiness, and joy.  The more we lock up the harder it is to get rid of these negative emotions.  We start to fear and become afraid of our negative emotions.  If you think of your body as a white flowing light of positivity from our toes to our head.  eventually some negative light will flow in there.  It does hurt when this "negative" energy flows through"  If we push is down and lock it, it will begin to cut off that flow.  If we really lock it eventually the positive energy will push it through.  With all these locks it hurts that much more.  I feel the more and more we lock up these negative energies it will not only hurt us that much more years later, but also we will forget how to deal with these "negative" thoughts or energies, and will drive us to more negativity.

Yesterday and this morning I was crying.  Society may look at this as a weakness, but I bring this up because it is rather a strength.   I am indeed pushing through some locked up "negaitvity"  To me I am getting this out of my body.  I am needing the space for positive emotions.  I have made a lot of positive changes in my life.  Anyone can play the always inspiring person on television, but to me this is not human.  Be real!

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