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, December 18, 2012

Day 135 - Me day

These pink roses do not seem to shine as bright when they are put in black and white.  I am having a me night.  This is my night to refuel.  Even on my night by myself, I want to watch a movie, I want to play video games, I want to paint.  My body however is saying it wants to do nothing.

Today I was in the Dharma class at Orlando Power Yoga with Kelly Senn.  I felt really good today.  Moved really good, and felt pretty strong.  When I was resting in savasana today Kelly opened the door.  I could hear the traffic outside, and started to listen to the busy sounds outside.  I thought to myself how cool it was to feel so relaxed laying on my mat while the rest of the world seemed in such a rush outside.  I wondered if I could keep this inside me.  I continued to listen outside and every once in awhile I could hear a break in the business.  There was the sound of nothing, and then it followed with the sounds of the craziness of life.

Tonight I am sitting in my rocking chair on the porch on a brisk Orlando night.  I can hear a train in the distant and my dog is at my feet.  I am allowing myself to have a me night.  I feel like the picture above.  I know how bright the pink is in the picture, but I have decided to switch it off.  To keep the pink to myself.  In my own selfish way keep that pink inside of me until I am recharged and I can once again show people how brightly I shine.  Tonight I feel drained.  I am proud of the reasons why I feel drained, but everyone needs these days to recharge.  Everyone needs to rest, regather, and be proud of where you are.

Today is my me day.  I want to celebrate being me by doing nothing.  Rest my mind.  Rest my body.  Rest my soul.  I have so many options tonight.  I have so many things I want to do.  I have so many people asking me to join them.  Tonight though I am doing nothing.  I am celebrating the fact that I have accomplished so much.  I am celebrating the love that is in my heart.  I am celebrating the road I am on.  I am enjoying the present.  Tonight I let the world be busy and crazy around me.  Tonight I give myself peace.

Tomorrow might be my day to shine!