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 23, 2013

Day 171 - Suit Up.

My pity party is over.  It was a good time when it lasted (sarcasm).  Maybe it was something as simple as my dog giving me kisses in the morning.  I am not sure exactly why my brain decided to function in a positive manner and ignore the negative side of life today.  It just did.  Last time I was down in the dumps the same thing happened. 

Life is 100% our own perspective.  Life around me was getting me down.  The negative dramatic side was eating into my brain, and my brain was letting it in.  Maybe it just needed to feel sad, down, and upset.  So letting in and giving my brain it's little pity party seemed to do the trick.  I needed a few days off.

Today was blue sky's and a warm 20 degree weather (warm for Steamboat Springs).  Yesterday it was the exact same weather.  It was the exact same situation.  I did pretty much the exact same thing.  Yesterday I saw darkness, sadness, and drama.  Today though I saw opportunity.  Today I saw fun to be had.  I saw people to meet.  I saw a small town to run around in.

Today I went to Steamboat Fitness and took a Vinyasa yoga class with Becky Obray.   I was excited to do some of the postures I have not done in a couple weeks.  Headstand, crow, and kicking a bit into handstand made me really happy.  The class helped me solidify a good positive outlook for the rest of my night.

A couple of my friends have been talking about the internal growth that has happened to me since I started yoga.  Being here has made me realize how much I have really grown through yoga.  It made me remember where I was 18 months ago.   It has given me a greater appreciation of the people who have taught me, the people I have met through yoga, and the individual growth we go through together.  

Looks like I am back on my path.  I thought it was cool how many comments and emails I got yesterday while feeling down.  It is weird to me how people pick each other up when being down.   I would love to see more open communication between my readers.  Please let me know your experiences or similar situations.  There are others like you who are sending me private emails.  Feel free to express yourself on this blog.