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 16, 2013

Day 164 - Feeling better

I was laughing this morning how the town seems so excited that it has warmed up to 9 degrees this morning.  It puts things in perspective.  It feels so much warmer today.  I also am feeling much better inside.  The crud seems to be working its way through my system.  That said, it is still 9 degrees and I am still sick.  I am sticking with the "do not push it" approach.  Today I am still letting my body take a break.  I will do another soft gentle yoga session tonight, and allow my body to fully recover.

This down time has put a lot into perspective for me.  Taking care of only me has given me even more of an inward perspective and allowing the external world to become even more like a movie.  People have issues, but they are not mine to deal with.  I do not need to mix myself in the issues and life lessons of others.  I can listen, I can give suggestions if asked, and then I can say goodbye and let them go.  I can concentrate on love and care of my body and the avenues that I would like to grow in.  I can continue to give back to the world knowing that it is continuing to work through life's lessons much like I am.

I am sipping tea at my favorite spot in Steamboat Springs (Ciao Gelato).  Steamboat is a small town.  You can leave this place for a long stretch of time, and when you return there is little change.  I still see the same people coming in and out, and everyone always has time to sit and chat about life.  Life moves much slower here.  It brings life back to the basics.

The grass is always greener on the other side.  City life brings much more opportunity.  You have anything you need at your finger tips.  Life is a lot busier.  This trip has definitely made me contemplate on where I want to be in the future, and what is important for my future.

Getting over this sickness I feel like I have woken out of another cocoon slumber.  I feel like there is so much right in front of me.  I appreciate the clear cold night sky with the billions of stars, the snow on the bare trees, or the icicles on my dogs whiskers as he sits waiting for me to throw the Frisbee.  I appreciate the fact I can walk in my backyard in Florida in my bare feet and sit sipping coffee in a rocking chair with a vegetable garden year round.  I am realizing no matter where I live I find so much to love in life.

Wake up tomorrow with a fresh new start.  Go find those simple things that always makes you smile.  Also go out and find that new adventure that you have been gearing to do.

Life is simple.  Send me an email or leave a comment.