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.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 123 - The Multiple Danny's

It was a good day today.  It is nice being back in Orlando.  I went and through a hot Ashtanga based yoga class with Steve Rubin at Full Circle Yoga.  I felt really strong in class today.  I felt like the trip to New York has made me stronger in a lot of ways.  I felt deeper in a lot of my stretches.  I was excited and feeling back in the groove of things today.

I have really been dissecting my brain over the last 4 months.  I have discovered the many personalities that I have (not in a crazy type of way).  These personalities are all buying for time in this 24 hour day.  They all seem to want to take charge, and be my main focus.  There is...
  • Danny the CEO
  • Danny the yogi
  • Danny the blogger
  • Danny the artist
  • Danny the traveler
  • Danny the social guy
  • Danny the animal lover
These are the main Danny's that try to take up my current space.  There are several other Danny's.  When I get back to Colorado this winter I will need to add Danny the Snowboarder.  I take these parts of my life very seriously and my mind gets overwhelmed when I try to accomplish all of them.  It is an on going fight between my own brain telling me I should not be wasting my time doing one thing, but should be spending it doing something else.  I am grateful for my many interests and excitement for all of these things I have in my life.  I am realizing how important all of these personalites are to my true self, and to my on going growth.

As I said earlier I am dissecting these personalities.  In reality I am the boss over all of these personalities.  Each  of these traits in my brain like to fight against each other.  They all want their own undivided attention.  The reality is I can sit here and do nothing, but I allow each of these personalities their time to come out and play during the day.  I feel like my "now" is often clouded with my "I have too's."  The "I have too's"  are the personality fights.  They are stopping me from living in the moment.  They are looking into what I should be doing rather then the thing I am currently doing.  The items listed above are all things I love to do.  I need to keep in mind that in order to keep the things in my life that I love I need to nourish, take care, of and give them plenty of space to grow.  I cannot lock it up in a cage and expect them to behave all by their self.

There are several other things that scream to me to come try, experience, learn, watch me, and be with me.  These are my distractions from who I am and want to be.

I think it is time I write out a schedule.