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, December 10, 2012

Day 127 - Weight on my shoulders


Tonight I went out to Altamonte Springs Yoga and took a class with Missy White.  I love the way Missy teaches and how her background and knowledge flows through and is in her classes.  I have learned something each time I have been with her. Today was a hot class which I got to kick up into hand stand while she spotted me.  Great stuff and really hot.

Today I decided to take the weight on my shoulders.  Maybe it was the gloomy weather or the fact that I had a great last week, but I was looking at the bad points of my life.  I was pretty scared today as I felt like I do not have much of a direction in life.  Everything is great and positive, but I am still able to twist that up and search deep to find something negative.  Something I need to change or work on.  We are crazy how we look at these things.

It would be one thing if I could just stay happy, if I could ignore the negative side of life.  However, the negative is a part of our lives.  I no longer choose to ignore it, nor do I want to dwell on it anymore.  I felt frustrated today, because I tend to hold onto some things from my past.  I would love to tell these things to go away, and poof!!! They no longer exist.  This poof does not happened to me.  In fact I do not want it to happened.  I want to be able to feel this pain and let it go.

I was able to talk through this gloomy day.  The talking to others helped to show me how I am still growing.  I thought about things all day, but when I finally spoke the words out loud, the weight on my shoulders was lifted.  I could continue on with living.  It is one of my favorite things I have learned in life.  Be honest with others and honest with yourself.  If you say what is truly on your mind then a lot of frustrations you may find in life will be lifted.  You can live free from barriers and chains that may be keeping you from growing.

During meditation tonight, Missy had us visualize all of our worries, fears, and people who no longer served us to be put into a brown box and then left outside for someone to collect.  I thought through a lot of these things that I have been holding onto.  I felt like I had too many boxes in my closet, and actually visualized myself kicking these boxes one at a time out the front door.  I began to realize that as happy as I was this last week, I still have a lot of areas to grow.  Some of my things are starting to be let go.

What are you holding onto.  You have the opportunity to get rid of them before 2012.  Join me in finding one thing to let got of each day.  Now until the end of the year I will try to let something go.