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 15, 2013

Day 163 - Listening to my body

I have a great way to work on your core.  All you need to do is cough for 15 straight days.  The hacking cough over the last couple days has really caused my abs to be sore.  I have checked in with Doctor John Freckleton who gave me some reassurance that I was fighting this the correct way.

Being forced in bed for the last couple days has should have caused my brain to go crazy.  I have a great opportunity here though.  I wanted to go work, snowboard, yoga class, walk the dog.  There is currently no internet at the house, it is -20 degrees outside, and everything is pointing towards me staying at home and be still.  When all signs point in one direction it is probably best to listen to them.

I really wanted to go to class and push myself and further on my yoga practice.  I woke up though and decided to go back to the basics.  What is yoga?  Is yoga about me pushing myself and perfecting handstand and peacock before I return to Orlando?  Or is it listening to my soul, body, and mind?  Today I listened to my body, and went back to some really basic yoga techniques.  I sat and breathed for a long while up in my room where I was coughing.  I started to think how a sick body would want to be treated.  I did real gentle stretches and did nothing that involved strength.  If I felt like coughing I stopped and just started to breath again.

While I sat and meditated I visioned buffalo running through my body, stampeding out any germs or gunk that was found in my body.  I started bringing positivity back into my body.  I am not expecting to be in full recovery tomorrow and will continue to listen to my body and not push myself.  I will find some type of yoga in my life according to how my body is feeling.

The last couple days of being sick without internet or cable has allowed me to focus on me.  It is an amazing thing when you drop the entire outside world.

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