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

I took the day off from yoga today so I can finish my monkey mural and go to a class with Dave and Kelly tomorrow.  It was a nice day off from yoga, and it felt good to be able to paint inside today.  I love being able to paint big, so this wall size was very exciting for me.  The mural is for Dave and Kelly's baby boy to be.

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.