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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day 156 - Mix things up

Yoga has brought peace to my life.  I am glad every city seems to offer some type of yoga.  It is the place I can rely on to sit and find daily peace.

I have officially mixed things up in my life.  There is a very exciting feeling yet also a very nervous feeling inside of me.  I have had the comforts of life around me for the last few months.  I have been spoiled with good people, great yoga classes, food, habits, juice, dogs ect.  Now with this mix up driving out to Steamboat, I am faced with finding new areas to feel this same stability.  I am faced with a new schedule to make sure my priorities are met, my inner peace is found, and I have a lot of fun.

These types of changes in our lives are what makes room for growth.  It is when we get comfortable and settled that we do not seem to change much.  We need to keep stretching and forcing our self into new postures or situations to continue to find areas of growth in our life.  So although I am happy to be experiences these changes they are also very uncomfortable.  The things that I can rely on are not at my finger tips, and I need to find new areas to allow me to deal with myself, and not rely on external presence to keep me happy.

I have gone through several different emotions since being back.  It is great to see my old friends here, but it also brings me back to the days when I was married.  So as I mix through those emotions I also am finding new friends and new places I have never seen before.  New opportunities are coming to me because I am working through and letting go of my past, as well as going out into this world with an open heart.  I have decided to find the things that I want to do and do them.  I am not going to rely on others to join me, but rather make my plans and let other people fit around them.  Other people will guide me to where I want to go.  Luckily I have a lot of interests so I can join several different people.

It was a real good feeling to leave my house in Orlando and come out here with only my dog and my truck.  Everything I needed was in the truck.  So it was nice to minimize my life and realize the things that are important to me.

I have forgotten the slow pace of Steamboat Springs, CO.  I was talking to my friend Lynn yesterday about the urgent and "I gotta" statements I like to make.  "I gotta go to the grocery."  "I gotta plan this trip."  "I gotta walk the dog."  I am a very driven person, and with that comes these statements.  The issue with living 4 or 5 steps ahead is I am not enjoying the present.  Steamboat Springs is a great place to find the present again.  

I am going to an "evening unwind class" with Lindsey Barr.   I am planning on going to a lot of different classes in town to make sure I find the ones that meet my mood or needs at that time.  I think it is important to try as many as I can before settling into a class.