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 30, 2013

Day 178 - Drama free for me


A lot of people are asking what beardsicles are.  The above shows a good example.  The snow is so light here it sprays almost like water and gets caught in my beard.  The snow just keeps falling here in Steamboat Springs.  We probably will have 48" of fluffy goodness over the last 3 days.  I was so tired this morning, and my body is pretty worn out from everything I have been doing.  It is funny that our town will gear everything around skiing and snowboarding.  Appointments are almost expected to be canceled with this much snow.  This much light snow is the reason to live in Steamboat Springs.  Even the yoga class with Becky Obray at Steamboat Fitness was structured around the fact that probably 9 out 10 people were on the mountain earlier in the day.  So there was more focus on recovering the body from the stress legs and backs go through on a powder day.

Drama is part of everybody's life.  There will be days where it will inevitably invade our life, but how much are we in control of drama?  I am seeing a lot of my friends who seem almost attracted to a lot of unnecessary drama.  I almost feel like 75% of this drama could be avoided if they did not use drugs or alcohol.   The fact that they do causes more issues then it does solving the issues that are already there.  At one point in our life we all grow up.  To me it is more of taking responsibility and being able to take care of yourself.  You stop relying on other people or other substances to help you with your everyday life and emotions.  You begin to stop using and relying on others, but rather start providing and giving back to the universe.  You in a sense become a being who can handle the drama that is around you, and not allow it into your self. 

I watch some friends who are almost addicted to drama.  They live a life surrounded by drama, and eventually do not know how to go throughout a day without some type of drama.  They then become a drama addict and actually seek it when it is not around them.  Instead of sitting in stillness or a silent home they feel as if something is not right and call, drive, or create drama.  All so they can once again feel this comfort of drama in their life.

I grew up in a very positive household.  I look back and do not see a lot of drama in my life.  At one point I remember I was very interested in the drama of life.  I was attracted to dramatic individuals.  I was seeking to show them that life is simple.  I am done with this.  People need to find out how to stop seeking drama and sit comfortably in a life full of peace, love, and simplicity.  I really do think we create our drama.  If you seek a world like "Jersey Shore" you will find it.  If you seek a world like the Dalai Lama you will find it.  After all it is your path you choose to follow and ultimately your world.  You are welcome to come into my simple life, but please do not ask me to join your life of drama.

I am a firm believer of not using any type of drug or alcohol.  To me it is only a road to unnecessary drama.  It is keeping the emotions, feelings, and thoughts inside of you.  This will eventually come up in an unhealthy form and cause issues in the long run.  Instead embrace your honest self.  Look at what emotions and feelings that are coming up and let them come up.  Do not fear "negative emotions."  We all have them.  Keep these emotions flowing through you, and do not add unnecessary blocks to keep these from coming out of your body.

I am not saying my life is drama free, but this is the pathway I have set.  I am dealing with drug and alcohol use from when I was 16 up to when I was 28.  12 years of use, I still believe I am working on a lot of ways to dealing with life in a healthy fashion.  There are still blocks in my system I am trying to get out of my mind and body.  If you never address your blocks they will eventually take over your mind and body.

Maybe drugs and alcohol are not your vice.  Maybe it is food, exercise, stress, or something else that you know is causing blocks in your system.  You know which ones are guiding you towards a healthy lifestyle and which are blocking you from living how you want.  Take aim, take charge, and guide your soul towards that simple life.  Email me or leave a comment on what you are trying to overcome.

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