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 25, 2013

Day 173 - A day off

 I am in Denver painting a mural of monkey's for a babies room.  I will take a picture when it is done.  It is super fun to be able to work on such a giant space, and it is such a good feeling to be able to get my creative brain working again.

I took the day off, because I wanted to venture off into Denver and find some new classes.  I am pretty excited to get in some city yoga.  There are so many selections of yoga in cities. If you live in a big city you really need to start searching.  I always tell people to go to as many different classes as possible.  There are so many types and practices of yoga.  Most studios have different selections to choose from, and then each studio will also differ.

I really am stoked with how yoga has made me feel.  It is a daily practice of sitting with myself and concentrating on letting things go.  I am letting all negative and positive feelings go and just sitting with the now.  I had a lot of things come up this week, but I did not dwell on them.  They just came and went.  Practicing yoga has helped me tremendously with learning patience with the outside world and letting it be.   I continue on with finding answers and practicing staying present in this world.  Yoga is in really important in my life.

A couple of updates.  My dad is still doing yoga 6 days a week.  His goal was to gain more mobility in his neck and loosen up his shoulders.  He told me before I left that he is able to turn his head much better then before.

I am still on the Meatless Monday and Tuesday along with Vegan Thursdays.  I rarely eat meat past that.  Maybe once or twice a week.  I am noticing I am eating a lot more pasta lately or pizza.  I am looking into trying to find more vegetarian options out there.  So if anyone has good suggestions let me know.  I will more then likely get more strict when I return back to Orlando.

I am still on the kick from watching the video of Pattabhi Jois talking about the most important thing about yoga is to practice.  I see people in yoga that are scared to do a certain posture.  They have a choice to sit the posture out or try to get into it.  If they choose to sit and not try there is no growth.  If they try and fail, they have something to go off of the next time they try.  If they accomplish the posture they have the next posture to try.  Off the mat they face the same thing.  I see so many people scared to try things.  Insecurities, fears, or tramadic events can lead them not to try something.  We all have our limits, but if you really want to try something and you are worried about failing or making a fool out of yourself, just start practicing.  Dive deep inside yourself, find that courage, and start your growing process.

What do you want to do today?  What is really stopping you?  Stop answering the following question and go out and start it.