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 12, 2012

Day 99 - Moopy

This is Moopy.  The world lost Moopy to cancer today.  Marianne's dog was such a large part of her life, and I was grateful to have him in my life even if for only 4 months.  He is a great reminder of loyalty, joy, and simplicity.  I am a giant animal lover and I took this pretty hard today.  I can only imagine the feelings that are going inside of Marianne's head.

Today I was very sad, but I also felt this spiritual connection to the earth today.  I felt grateful for all the events that have gone on in my life. I remembered the people that I have had the joy of meeting, loving, and spending time here on earth.  I felt very thankful for all the joy I have in my life.  I was able to stop and listen to the earth, as the wind blew, the trees talked, and we contemplated life.

Moopy was a reminder to me of how the world can connect on such a simple level.  There is nothing like the love between a dog and their owner.  Dogs are always there for you when you are happy, sad, angry, or any other emotion.  They are the true sense of pure love.  They will be there for you until the end.  I can only wish I could have this sense of love a dog has for his owner.

I thank Moopy for the reminder to hold on tight to all the excellent things in this world.  Nothing is permanent, so be happy for the time you get to spend with the ones that are close to you, the ones that love you, and the ones that make you happy.  Keep that happiness close to your heart.  Keep it always in your memory and know that they love you.

Tonight I went to the Ashtanga class with Steve Rubin at Full Circle Yoga.  Moopy was on my mind and I thought of the Buddhist prayer that is often said in yoga classes.

May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes,
May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes,
May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering,
May all sentient beings be in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger.


I was fortunate to witness a loving connection between Marianne and Moopy.  It is inspriational for the rest of the world to some day have lived such a loving connection as they did.

Thank you Moopy!