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 18, 2013

Day 166 - At home yoga

It is amazing how your mind can some days be so far off from where your body is.  My mind was searching for a class to go to today.  I had my friends coming into town and I was grasping to find some class this morning.  The only thing I found was at 6:00 a.m.  I am probably feeling about 70% better today from being sick.  So I thought rest was the most important thing for me.  This brought me back to my mat at home.

My mind has been looking at this week and how I only made it to one actual classroom setting.  There is a part of my mind that wanted to push myself this week.  I should fight through the sickness and get to class.  I owe it to myself.  I only made it to class once this week.  The universe did not want me to go to class though so I listened and did another nice class at home.

There can be so many distractions when practicing out of your home.  Roommates, the dog, or the phone can all cause you to stop and focus on them.  These distractions can bring about more of a  difficult situation to fall into my yoga bliss.  If I stop though, and let the world around me be for 60 whole minutes isn't this what yoga is all about.  Isn't it about finding the now?  Living in the present and accepting that this is where I am today.   Practicing at home can be much more of a learning lesson for me.

I began the at home class sitting and breathing.  Meditating into my mind.  My mind was scattered thinking of past events, things I needed to do, and things that didn't exist.  I felt like my mind was not clearing, but I could watch each of these thoughts and let them pass on through me.  I wasn't finding that zen like feeling, but I really felt like I was in the present moment and the now.

I left my friends back at their condo later tonight, because I knew I wanted to get home and blog.  People have asked me if I could miss one day in blogging.  I love to blog, and I love doing yoga.  I cannot remember the last day I thought to myself I do not want to do yoga or blog.  I feel like it is a giant lesson that is unfolding through both practices.  I feel like it is little pieces that I am connecting together to help understand life, who I am, and everything around me.  I love doing this.

That said...It is really late and I need to get some sleep.  Let me know what you love.  Send an email or leave a comment.