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 31, 2012

Day 148 - Karma Cleanse


This was my last yoga class of 2012.  It was a great way to send out the year and begin my adventure of 2013.  The class was a hot Ashtanga based class with Steve Rubin at Orlando Power Yoga.  It was packed with about 60 people.  There were so many people I knew in there, it was like our own special party.  I am also leaving Orlando for a while so it was a feeling that I will keep in my heart over the next few months.  The Orlando yoga community is filled with smiles and so many different types of personalities.  Today's class had a great representation of that.  There were also so many different levels of people there.  Some people were in their first class while other were busting into handstands.

When I leave Orlando, I am hoping that I can maintain my level of growth in yoga.  I have a worry that I might move backwards in my practice.  I also have a determination that I will not let this happen.   I am working on handstands and peacock yoga pose.  My hopes are that I can have these postures somewhat under control when I get back here.  I will be working on these postures on a daily basis, but as everything will not have expectations or a time frame on when I will "complete" these.

Last night I hosted a "Clean your Karma" burning.  It was a fun gathering of about 8 of us, and we all wrote events that happened throughout 2012 both positive and negative.  We then read what we wanted to share and "let them go" by burning them in the fire.  I talked to a few of my friends about how I seem to have a lot more positive then negative.  Some of them had the reverse more negative then positive.  It really does not matter how many of which ones we had it was basically how we perceived our lives over the last year.  It was a chance to see what it is we held onto this year.

I think of the personalities in this world.  The negative people who always talk about how their life sucks, they can't do this, or they can't do that.  Some traumatic event that has allowed them to play the act as a victim.  The positive person who had such a great time somewhere that they model their entire life off of that.  The world should behave according to this great event that happened in their life.  This is why we need to let go of our past.  We have all played the role of the victim or a dreamer.  In reality it is our illusion of where we actually are in the present. The important thing is to try to let all these events go, and start off all clean for 2013. 

New Years Eve is a great chance to start off fresh and new.  So tonight while you are out celebrating take a moment and let 2012 go.  Think of all the events bad or good, and say goodbye.  So tomorrow when you wake up you have a complete years worth of stuff ready to fill into your soul.  You have made room for your heart to open up to the rest of the world. 

Here's to a adventurous 2013 filled with trying new things, going new places, meeting new people, and new creations.  Keep 2013 new every day.