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.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Day 172 - Processing

I was up on the mountain snowboarding solo for a couple hours. today.  There is nothing like finding one of my favorite runs completely empty, and being able to zip on down it as fast as I want to.  Afterwards I sat down for an acupuncture appointment with Frank Cutler.   It was here I felt a major shift in my brain.  Some things just smack you in the face.  I have been processing my past over the last few days.  Getting sick beat me down physically and the down time forced me to focus on the now and things started to surface from my 2011 year of hell.

2011 was one crappy year.   2 deaths and a divorce back here in Steamboat made me move to Orlando to restructure and regain my mental balance.  2012 was a giant year of growing for me.  I feel I have learned so much about myself over the last year, and felt it was ready to return to Steamboat to see where I was at.  Of course coming back brings up some emotions, but I am really happy that these things surfaced and pushed their way through me this week.  It is a couple things that needed to push through in order to build an even stronger future.  It is very exciting.

I am beginning to realize 2013 is my year of my version of "Eat Pray Love".  I have a lot planned that is all focussed on the growth of me.  I am learning a lot on how it is I am and will continue to grow into my future.  Methods like yoga, therapy, acupuncture, massage, and much more.

Being here makes me appreciate all the strong people in my life.  My family, my friends in Colorado, my friends in Florida, my friends across the world, and of course my dog.  Sometimes we get caught up in the people that hurt us, are not there for us, or just do not like us.  This is such a waste of time to me.  I want to show my appreciation to the important people in my life.  They do mean so much to me.  Thank you to everyone who supports me for being me.

After the great pick me up in acupuncture I went to a Vinyasa style class at Steamboat Fitness with Cristen Malia.  I felt good going in, and felt great coming out.  It was a fun class filed with a lot of wall work.  We jumped into handstand against the wall like 6 times.  We also did headstand!!!  These simple things can make me so happy these days.

I am very happy with the space I am in right now.  I am realizing how I am working through things, and how I am growing.  I realize that my mind will play pretty crazy tricks on me.  I am however working on such things like mind control.  This is all about practice.  Here is a great video of the late Pattabi Jois (one of my favorites) talking about mind control and a lifetime of practice.