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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Day 143 - Stillness

Happy day after Christmas.  For many this is the day things start to settle.  We worked so hard to make sure our holidays went off without any snag.  We worked extra or put in the extra effort to make sure everyone was happy, comfortable, and at peace.

I read the above card yesterday and started to wonder about the world and it's stillness.  Yesterday I did find an hour to myself, and I did find a moment of stillness.  I sat and meditated and wondered how the rest of the world was moving in these busy times.

I thought of all the emotions that can tie into the Holidays.  I remembered back when I was a kid and I anticipated Christmas coming.  The excitement was so extreme at times I could not sleep.  I looked forward to see if I received what I truly wanted.  I made the shift at some time of my life to giving.  I was more excited for the other people to open my gifts.  I wondered how many years of giving presents was actually the wish of wanting to feel appreciated.  I remember feeling rushed, that I needed to to purchase something, or frustrated because of long lines.  This year though I felt more like an observer.

If you were tied into any of the crazy holiday emotions take this time to sit still.  Find the stillness and relax.  A half day, 1 hour, 5 minutes.  Take a moment and breath.  Do what you really want to do.  Chill out and RELAX!  You did a great job this year.  Why not let it end in a relaxing bang.  You deserve this time.   I am finding the reasons why I searched for appreciation for so many years was because I did not appreciate myself.  Give yourself a Christmas present and search for some stillness.  Sit in this stillness.  Are you feeling sad, happy, frustrated?  Are you tired, run down, or maybe you just can't sit still?  Sit in this stillness with the knowledge that you did all that you could do this holiday season. 

The week before the new year is on of my favorite time of year.  This is when we start to find balance again.  People push so hard to buy things, or want things.  I am not sure why we go so out of character during December, but now it is time again to be you again.  Give, receive, love, hate, LIVE.   Now is the time to start to ask what we want different in our lives.  Now is the time to plan for 2013, but today is the day to try to stand still.

I am off to a 6:00 class at Orlando Power Yoga.