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, February 7, 2013

Day 186 - Yoga pod

Today Marianne and I traveled up to Boulder, Colorado and went to a Hot class at Yoga Pod.  The class was with Dennelle Numis and was basically Bikram style.  It was nice and hot, maybe around 95 degrees.  I remember hating hot classes, but since I have been on the road it is something that I miss back at Orlando Power Yoga.  Yoga Pod was a very clean and new place that looks like they are trying to turn into a franchise.  I have been talking a lot about this subject, but the place seemed more about making money than truly teaching yoga.  I am thinking these thoughts are coming prematurely, but I have been in other classes here that I just feel like I am really gaining knowledge and growing in yoga.  I did not feel this in yoga pod.  I think a lot of people will enjoy it, it is just not my scene.

I have been going to a lot of different studios over the last month.  I am noticing a very inconsistent teaching of whether to keep your legs straight or bend them while in postures such as forward bend.  Both philosophies seem logical.  One is stretching the back while the other is stretching the hamstrings.  I have been concentrating on keeping my legs straight and working on my tight hamstrings.  There are so many different ways to teach yoga.  Find one that is right for you.

I am realizing coming out here that I have a lot of people that love and care for me.  I am slowly weeding through the ones that I feel are not here to grow with me, and finding the ones that truly do love me.  I sometimes forget to mention that I do appreciate all of you that do love and support me.  Without you I really cannot function in this world.  Sometimes when you are out in this world experiencing life, it helps to have such a strong backbone.  Thank you for being that backbone.

I am tired tonight.  Have a good night. 

Marianne loves Hippies.

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