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.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Day 188 - Teach how we grow
Looking back over the last couple of weeks I have been paying more and more attention to the different yoga instructors. I have seen how most instructors throw a little twist into their practice to help preach the lessons that yoga has taught them. You can also sense some of the current growing lessons they are going through.
Today I was thinking on how I too project a lot of the lessons I am going through on this blog. The ideas that I write about are true emotions that are coming out of me that day. Most of the things I preach about are lessons I am currently going through. The idea that western yoga is more about yoga instructor factories and money making marketing (see earlier blogs) is more my frustration of the feeling of a hinder of growth in my current practice due to my travels. If I had a place where I felt a good solid personal growth I would not be blogging about this subject. We can only really teach and write about what we know, and in this case I am writing about how I grow.
I have been feeling very needy lately. I am recognizing that I have been talking a lot about myself and not listening as much to other peoples issues. I feel like I have probably been venting lately because I have been around some of my close friends. Before being in Denver I had a lot of people venting onto me. This vented energy needs to be exhausted out of my system. I am at the point where it is getting old. Maybe I am just all vented out.
I also saw a cool quote on a church today. "God gave us two hands. One to help ourselves and the other to help others." I try to keep religion out of my blogs for the most part, but this just seems so true. You need a good balance of first showing compassion to yourself and then showing compassion to others. If this balance is out of place, I think our happiness in our lives is also out of place.
Use today to help keep this balance.