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 17, 2012

Day 134 - Just enjoying the simple life.

This is a picture of my friend Larry.  He hangs out on this black timer box outside my front door every day.  He never goes to far.  He is my reminder on how life can be as simple as you want it to be.  He has the whole house to venture around outside or inside.  Then he has the whole neighborhood, city, or state, but he chooses to sit on this little black box.  There is a big part of my mind that says "I have to do this or that."  Larry reminds me I really do not have to do much of anything.  I am the one that complicates my life.  I am the one that made the entire world my little black timer box.

Tonight I was in one of my favorite Ashtanga classes with Steve Rubin at Full Circle Yoga.  My day off and my resting of my shoulder and knee last week really made my body feel in great shape.  I have decided to take another week off on most shoulder and knee twisters.  The class tonight made me feel like I have come a long way in my practice.  I feel very accomplished.

I was thinking today that a lot of my blogs where I seem to be giving advice.  In reality these are things that I am working through or may have just discovered how to work through.  Yesterday for instance was a great help for me to actually get my thoughts onto this blog.  I often wonder if things make sense to my audience.  It's funny, I feel like a lot of the blogs that I really like I do not receive a lot of comments.  The blogs I think are blah or boring are always the ones that people love or I get a lot more comments.

The key to me for all of this experience is to stay honest throughout the entire experience.  I want to go back and analyze my growth, lack of growth, or change through out all of this.  It really has been exciting for me and maybe I have added a little excitement into your lives.

Tonight I feel very much at ease.  I am noticing the little things that make me smile.  I am relaxing.  I am thinking how nice it is to sit on the porch, but also looking forward to getting in the snow again.  I feel the world opening up to me more and more each day.

Happy Meatless Monday