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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Day 192 - The end of the path

This is a picture of one of my favorite paintings found in Denver's Vegan restaurant Watercourse.  It was done by Ravi Zupa.  I have a giant connection with buffalo.  The buffalo is sharing a flask with the squirrel.  There is a story behind all the paintings that I just discovered. The painting makes me think how life can be so gentle if we set our differences aside and keep our common values on the forefront of our mind.  Worries, insecurities, and drama are pushed away if we keep the simplicity of that we all want to feel love, compassion, and acceptance in this world.

My body is ruling my mind this week.  My back still feels a bit out of whack and I just want to make sure it is OK before doing anything crazy.  So no snowboarding for me today, but I did a solo gentle yoga tonight at home.  I was actually challenging my body to be still (this is very hard for a lot of us, me included).  I found a gentle part of my mind and meditated during my practice for about 15 minutes.  It was kind of cool.  At one point I forgot I was in a room by myself and actually thought I was in a room full of people.  I listened to how my body wanted to move in a really chill way and I just allowed those movements to take place.  Gentle spine rolls, hip openers, and lots of yin postures.  My body is the one that is tweaked, but I am finding it is my mind that really needs the work.  I need to find more stillness in my life.  I plan on working on this a lot more.  Maybe I should try random 15 meditation sessions.

 I have talked a lot about being on our path.  That the universe keeps trying to point us and keep us on our path.  I started to think a bit on where my path is leading.  I started to visualize an actual path that would travel up a mountain.  As I visualized this path I realized there has to be an end of the path.  I think for a long time I felt like my path would lead to this place where I could sit back and say "I did it!!!"  I am realizing there is not a point.  It is a constant ongoing path.  However, our path is connected to the rest of the mountain.  The mountain is connected to the rest of the world.  The world is connected to the rest of the universe.  The fact that we move on the path is what truly keeps the universe in motion.  I believe that the little steps we take on our path have little or big impacts on this universe.  If we are heading towards a place in our heart where we have complete love, compassion, and acceptance, then the rest of the universe is closer to moving towards the same direction. 

Moving in a positive direction takes a lot of courage and discipline.  I would like to continue to fill my heart with love on a daily basis.  This requires me to trust the world that has scorn me.  To accept that the same world that has done negative things to me, did so to place me where I am today.  To be proud of my accomplishments, but keep them from building my ego.  To basically put the past aside and grasp where I am in the now.  Drop the victim,  Drop the world of I deserve, and GIVE.

For the first time I have gotten to the point where I feel like I am regurgitating the same ideas onto my blog.  I am pondering if this is helpful to me anymore.  As I write this I feel like I am just in a point of all this where I am maybe in a transition stage.  Maybe something new is on the horizon.  Maybe new thoughts are just ready to explode out of my brain.  Who knows.  I just know that I will continue to write.

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