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 22, 2013

Day 170 - Pity Party

I am having a pity party and you are all invited.  I am still having trouble getting out of this mental block.  So I decided that I would just get it over with and feel sorry for myself.  It is the same old thing that causes me to get into the funk.  Events from my past will make me question what I want to do in the future.  All and all it causes me to be frustrated because I am not living in the present.  I cannot change the past and worrying about the future will only cause worry.  The past and future officially got me today though.  So why not have a pity party.

We all need to feel sorry for ourselves every once in awhile.  I do not make a habit about it.  The more I think about how I am feeling sorry for myself the more ridiculous it sounds.  I am in such a great place in life.  My past has helped me grow into who I am right now, and my future looks nothing but good.

I think I am getting a little worn out here.  I have listened to a lot of people's issues,  and I have been surrounded by a lot of unnecessary drama.  I have roommates now and my norm is having an entire home for me and my dog to do as we please.  So I am missing my normal outlets.  I have not been watching tv, playing video games, painting, or sitting in the backyard.  I do not have my normal 3 classes of yoga to choose from, my juice bar, or my yogi friends to cheer me up.  I feel like I have changed so much then when I first lived here. The old outlets do not work as well as my new Florida outlets do.  It is making me appreciate the things I have in my life.

As I listen and watch life's drama around me, I feel like I am watching a really bad TV show.  I have seen this episode 7 times and I am so over it.  I cannot change the channel though, and the "Life TV" seems to be getting louder.  So I have been trying to turn off the "Life TV" for the last couple of days and find my center again.

I am seeing how the old me used to try to fix these issues.  How I could get sucked into life's drama.  It get's me no where.  I keep telling myself that I am not responsible to make unhappy people happy.  I do believe these unhappy people have to find their own path to happiness.  Keeping my emotions stable will only result in stable people around me. 

I am still focusing on letting go of the "Life TV" and keeping balance and stability in my body, mind, and soul.

It's amazing how blogging can help me put things into perspective.  If you have any comments about this subject please leave them here or send me an email.

Back to my Pity Party.  Until tomorrow.  Cheers.


  1. I wish I could send you a juice to your pity party. Funny when you "go back" to where you once lived, things are just never the same. For you, I am sure you are very happy that you have changed and you are bummed that the people you are with now have not. People must evolve throughout their lifetime. If they don't then there life is just stagnant with the same boring routine.
    Kelly needs a suggestion for dharma class tomorrow for the flip;)
    We miss you!

  2. Hey Danny! This is the first entry I've read of this Blog. All I can add is your Florida outlets of OPY, the Juice Bar, and all the amazing people who share it with you are truely amazing and very RARE. Older things in my life began to pale in comparison to this great social yogi dynamic. This is why I will be a part of it for as long as it lets me. Dan

  3. Thanks guys!!! Great to hear from the both of you!!!