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.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Day 93 - Come together

Hello from New Orleans.  I did hotel yoga this morning in my room.  It is nice to stop, listen to my body, and just go through the flow.  I would love if my mind, body, and soul always moved as easy as it did this morning. I did not push things, I did not wait for action, and I let my mind control my movements.  Life seems so simple that way.

I bought this little voodoo doll shown above today.  OK I am a tourist, but I think it is really cool.  It is a protector from spirits and nightmares.  Some people look at this a creepy or scary.  Other people see it as a good luck charm.  This little charm made me think of how our views differ in this world.  If this charm is haunting to you then you probably have some other charm that is very special to you.  That charm is probably haunting or not understood by others.

If you do not see the same view as others how do you try to understand this view?  We all have things that we are very passionate about.  Some of these things are as little as the type of cleaning supplies we use, the type of food we put in our body, or the amount of tv we watch.  Other things are bigger in our life like the religion we choose, the morals we take, or the love we receive or give.

What do we drop?  What do we keep close to our heart?

If you keep all of your views and do not try to understand anyone else you loose any opportunity to grow.  You stay stagnant.  If yo feel the need to control others in hope that you can secure your own views, you need to stop and ask yourselves why these views are so important to you.  Is there underlying insecurities that make you feel the need to put your focus on someone else?

To me I ask what is really that important for me in the long run.  Is my life going to be that much different if I use Windex versus an organic, all natural, non stick, ultra cleaner?  There are a lot of things that would let go to allow someone else to feel comfortable and happy.  We all have to go through realizing how little these type of things do not matter in the long run.  I typically use a Natural glass cleaner only because the people I have around me are passionate about it.

The downfall with this  thinking is the controlling people can take advantage of this type of personality.  We all have the ability to have free thinking.  We cannot allow our lives to be taken control, because we keep dropping our views to make others feel comfortable.

These thoughts begin with the little things.  They start with little charms, cleaning supplies, or TV.  They start on our yoga mat.  Finding balance in our life.  Allowing new things, allowing love, allowing the now. 

Find your balance, then find balanced individuals who also are always looking for their own balance.  People who are not looking to control your views, but rather want to learn from your views, love you for your views, and let you view the world as you want to.

Congrats Obama.