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 24, 2012

Day 141 - Appreciate the World

 Happy Meatless Monday Christmas eve!!!

I was in a hot and warm feeling class with Kelly Senn at Orlando Power Yoga.  There is a lot of craziness going on outside my door today.  With so much going on with the Holiday season I am happy that (except for a few moments) I do not feel like I have fallen into this craziness.


I did start to fall into an old habit, but now I just notice it as a personality quirk.  I started to paint a zebra yesterday.  The zebra was a new style of painting, and as I started to paint I realized how much I did not like it.  After I was done I started to feel like I had just wasted my time.  I felt like I failed painting this zebra.  I felt like I should have done something else.

My life is filled with a ton of interests, goals, and ideas.  When I "waste" my time creating a horrible painting, I start to get frustrated.  There have been a lot of these days in my life.  I like the feeling that I am moving forward in my life.  These frustrating days make me feel the complete opposite, as if I am wasting my time.  In the past I would use this opportunity to beat myself down, but in reality these frustrating days are stepping stones in my forward direction. 

I am realizing that part of this drive to move in my forward direction is this desire to feel appreciated in this world.  The more and more I have been doing yoga308 I have been making a transition.  I  am realizing how much I need to appreciate the world and everything around me.  The more I keep my heart open, the more I have given back to the world, the more I feel appreciated.  The more I give to this world, the more I attempt to bring positivness into this world, the more I feel appreciated.

As I open my heart to the world and the world opens it's heart back to me I am given a lot more opportunity.  As this year comes to a close I am going to take this week to appreciate the opportunities I have been given lately.  I am going to appreciate the people who I have learned from.  Most importantly I am going to appreciate me. 

Take this week to appreciate what you have.  Appretiate what the universe have given you.  Appreciate the frustrating days.  Appreciate where you are in this moment, and appreciate the fact that tomorrow you can continue to grow.  There is a lot of craziness in this holiday season, but try to take as many moments you can to appreciate all these things around you.