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.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Day 152 - Long road ahead

Greetings from the middle of nowhere Kansas.  I drove 15 hours today.  I decided to take the day off from yoga and go to a class in Denver on Sunday instead.  Driving today gave me a lot of time to think about my life, and where I am going.  I thought about how 5 months ago I was telling a circle of people in Costa Rica how I get lost in my mind too much.   I realized as I had all this time to think that I did not feel lost any more.  Sure I have a lot to figure out, but it will all fall into place the way it is supposed to.  I can make the decisions I need as my life continues on, but there is no reason to worry about the majority of thoughts that go through my mind.  I notice them and let them continue on.

On the road I passed through a lot of rural areas.  There is not much in choices to eat on the side of the road.  It is not one of my vegetarian days, and I really wanted a coffee.  I stopped into McDonalds to grab one.  I normally would have gotten something like a McGriddle or a Quarter Pounder, but I just couldn't do it.  There was something that snapped that was saying not to put this in my body.  It was something that I feel like I can't do anymore.  The people in the states I was driving through were mostly overweight and I felt sad for our country.

Every where we go McDonalds or Burger King is being thrown in our face.  I admit it tastes good.  Why wouldn't we want to eat there.  It was just as easy for me to drive an extra half mile and find a grocery store with fruit and vegetables.  This is what I ended up doing.  I actually have been eating vegetarian this entire trip.  The road has been very tempting to go and eat crappy food.  I am sure I will have fast food again, but I just can't seem to do it anymore.

What is the change?  What was the point that I decided I could not drink alcohol anymore.  What was the point I decided I could not do drugs any more.  What are the reasons why I have started to turn healthy?  Why is the rest of the world not doing this?

My friend who has recently stopped drinking (about 140 days) was talking about the amount of time and energy he now has because he has stopped.  He is seeing a whole new outlook in life.  It is a hard adventure to quit these things, but life is so much better without these things.  I try not to push these beliefs, but when someone tells me they see a better outlook in life because they quit something harmful it makes me feel good inside.

I feel like there is always going to my next challenge to take on.  I really like that about life.  The future looks better everyday.  What are you trying to change and make better in your life today?  Email me or leave a comment about your current challenge.