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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Day 191 - Yin Violinist

There are days when I feel out of place.  Like I do not belong in this country, planet, or universe.  Today though I feel like I was celebrating my differences.  I worked very hard to get to where I am today.

Tonight I went to a Yin class with Lindsey Barr at Steamboat Fitness.  Tonight was a special class where a live violinist was playing during class.  When I first heard about it I thought of a fiddle player playing "Devil went down to Georgia."  I could not imagine a violin in class.  When I got there it was really kind of cool.  The violin sound reminded me of a Japanese sound mixed with a little back woods pioneer feel.  The music had no lyrics and it had a pattern to it that actually helped me meditate and relax.  It made me wonder if there is a science between yoga and music.  If we could guide our mind into a certain direction through combining these two.

I still have a bit of an issue with my back so I could not fall into a deep meditation, but I did have some fun visions.

My first vision was of a coyote who was running through a field near my home in Steamboat.  I have always been into spirit animals and take these types of visions as signs that the universe is trying to tell me something.  The coyote is a nice mixture reminding me that anything is possible and not to take things too seriously.  I often need to be reminded about this as I do look at life and it's many possibilities, but often get beat down because I try to do them all.  My visions then flew into a monkey jumping around back and forth.  The monkey is pretty important to me this year (long story on this one).  I finally saw the monkey morph into the Egyptian god Anubis.  I have a lot of fun looking into what these visions may mean.  I always feel like they have meaning behind them, but I am just not smart enough to see the meaning.

Today I was in a coffee shop easedropping on two 17 year old girls philosophising on life. They were discussing so many things it really brought me back. "When we get to college things will change.  We will be away from our parents, and it will be our time to be free and party."  "I am sure by then I will be married and have two children."  Life seemed so planned out back then.  It seemed so complicated, but now looks so simple. 

I felt like back then I had all the answers.  I could talk to people and say things like..."I will figure it out after college."  "Life will presents itself once I find a woman."  "Things will be clear once I have children."  The older I get the more I am finding that there are no real answers, only questions.  I am really just wanting to stop with the questions and just live my life the best I feel I can.  It is the best thing I can do for my brain.