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 11, 2013

Day 190 - Keep on path

Tonight I went to Virv yoga and did Lyn's Yoga Rave class.  I definitely pulled something or have a pinched nerve in my back.  I had issues doing any twist, and really just took it easy.  I am thinking it is a minor injury and am hoping I can work it out with a massage, hot springs, and rest. Until then I am going to listen to my body.

I was talking to a friend today about our path's in life.  We philosophized back and forth about how the universe, god, our gut, (call it what you want) is guiding us on our path.  I believe everything both bad and good happen in this world to help lead us to our true destiny.  Our destiny is not a solid place, thing, or person.  My destiny is a simple part of this universe that makes the rest move in the direction the universe is supposed to go.  The positive aspects in life are easy, but the "negative" aspects are what I continue to look into.  Why am I frustrated, angry, sad?  How can I stay away from these feelings and emotions?   Instead why not embrace these feelings as messages that you are heading in the wrong direction.  Signs pointing you elsewhere.

It is you that surrounds yourself in the environment you are in.  You can hang out in a nightclub every weekend, and wonder why there is so much drama in your life.  Dump drugs and alcohol into your system so you can avoid emotions. You then start to forget how to be and grow with these emotions.  What if instead you steered away from the drama filled people in your life and hung out in a meditation center every weekend.  What if instead of drugs and alcohol you filled your body with fresh squeezed juice.  I am a firm believer that drama is made because we go and seek it out.  Maybe it's time we focus on our path and let the drama happen amongst us, but not with us.

I have been focusing on my path this 2013.  Sometimes our path is masked with illusion.  In 2011 my path was to build a home, roots, and raise a family.  My path was leading towards being a provider for my family.  Looking back I know that is not where I was meant to be.  Getting away from that "negative" experience I was given strength, inward perspective, love and respect, and a new view on life.  I went down a path that I thought we were all meant to go down, but my gut was telling me another thing.  My gut was my path.  My gut tells me I will one day be a family man, but now is not the time.

Stop and drop who you are.  Drop what society tells you you are.   Drop what happened to you in the past.  Drop who you are supposed to be.  Drop the act or sales pitch that tries to prove who you are.  What is left?  What is your true being?  What is it that you truly want to stand for in this world?  Get back on your path.

When you start disciplining yourself to make that change that you want to see in the world your path begins to open up.  Start with small simple changes.  You do not have to drop your whole life and pull drastic changes. 

There is still my life that says I should root.  I should provide for someone.  My gut is saying that I should float around now.  I should provide for the world and not an individual.  My path is slowly opening up more and more every day, but I already know I am currently on it.
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