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, January 2, 2013

Day 150 - Let the journey begin - Asheville

Well, my dog and I are officially on the road.  I am on my way to Steamboat Springs, CO.  I have a few stops that I plan to take on the way to Colorado.  First stop is to visit the Orlando famous Ahstangi Lewis Rothlein.  He is located in Asheville, North Carolina.   He was the founder of Full Circle Yoga (the first studio I went to in Orlando).

The truck ride gave me 9 hours to think.  Long road trips are perfect for that.  It is a mental cleanse for me.  I have a lot of things I try to do at home (work, paint, blog, yoga, dog, clean, ect).  When I am on the road I cannot do any of these things so it gives me a moment of peace.  I feel as if I am moving in a forward direction towards some goal. 

I am on a soul search for the next few months.  I am going out into the world with an open heart.  I am excited to learn from my upcoming experiences.  I am beginning to feel more and more like the world is moving around me.  Not in a snobby selfish way.  It is more of a feeling that the world, good or bad is working the way it is supposed to.  I am not trying to figure things out, but rather opening my heart to giving back to the world and watching events that unfold.  It is really a cool and uplifting feeling.

Tonight I got into Asheville at 8:00.  After walking the dog and eating dinner I decided to do "man's Sugar Bowl yoga."  Basically, I watched Florida get killed by Louisville while doing yoga.  It was a nice hour to stretch out the parts from my long drive.  I admit that I was not taking the breathing and mental part of yoga seriously tonight.  It did feel good to loosen up my back and do a headstand and handstand.  I look forward to Lewis's class tomorrow morning.