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.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Day 183 - I am over half way through

I just realized that I am half way through yoga308.  It has been a great experience so far.  I always feel like I am at the beginning of my journey.  There is so much to learn in this world.   It's crazy it had been 183 days already.  I am trying something new today.  I did a video blog which is on the bottom of this blog.  I am trying to put myself out there a bit more, and want to feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Tonight I went to Vital Yoga and took a class with Desi Springer.  The class was called Vital Roots.  It was a class based on getting down the alignment and proper structure of the postures.  It reminded me a lot of an Iyengar class.  Desi taught the postures a little bit different then I was used to.  She has a great knowledge base, and I think if I constantly took her class I could learn a lot.  It did feel good to get down to the basics again.

I am defintly overwhelmed with the amount of different studios and classes I have been taking.  One of my main focuses on this trip was to get out of my normal routine I have found in Orlando.  I love my Orlando studios, but I think it is good for growth to dive into the unknown and change things up.  

In the last month I have been to Iyengar, Kundalini, Ahtanga, Root Yoga, Forest Yoga, Yin Yoga, Gym Yoga, Hot Yoga, and Yoga at home.  All these practices over the last month have taught me many things in their own ways.  In order to truly dive deeply into these practices you need to do it on a regular basis.  I think it is good to always keep an open mind, and be willing to try all these different types of yoga in the world.  However, I really do enjoy the Ashtanga and Dharma classes and want to concentrate on these practices again when I get back to Orlando.  In the meantime I will continue to venture out and see all the different types yoga out in this world.

I am looking for a guru or a really good teacher.  I realize that instructors are guides on our journey, but I want to find someone who will guide me through my yoga journey.  I want to find someone who does not have an ego, and wants nothing more then to give to others.  I am keeping my ears and eyes open.