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 19, 2013

Day 198 - Drop the blame

Tonight I went to Yin yoga with Lindsey Barr at Steamboat Fitness.  I discovered during practice that my back is still tweaked.  It is frustrating for me as it is going to keep me off the mountain.  I had to make the decision today.  If I have one semi fall snowboarding I think I will really injure myself.  So I once again decided to scratch my snowboarding.

I have been thinking about a lot of things during this trip.

We are taught how to grow in our life.  Some of us are taught that we should build our ego, mistrust and hate.  We are given this through our parents or it starts to grow on us throughout our life.  We can be given traits that ultimately hinder our growth.  It is important to recognize these traits as hinders and try to let them go, try to release them, or try to move towards a positive light.  The passing on trait that seems to get people stuck in this growth hinder is blame.  Blaming our parents, leads into blaming our friends, coworkers, significant others, or even strangers.  We never learn to take responsibility because we live a life of blame.  If it is someone's fault then it does not have to be our own.  We learn to feel sorry for ourselves and live a life of I deserve.  Life becomes victimized.   We start to live a life searching for someone to take care of us.  Someone who understands how horrible of a life we have lived.  Ultimately though these inherit traits of mistrust and ego we once again self sabotage our ties.

Some of us are taught that through love, trust, and giving we can grow towards a better world.  We learn to continue to communicate, listen, and understand our similarities and not our differences.  We live a life of becoming self sustainable.  We seek other people, but in the idea to help out that person.  We seek a life to give.  Not giving sense of expecting something in return, but rather giving for the act of giving.  We look past the blame and onto forgiveness.  We ultimately become better people. 

Life is not always so black and white.  I have learned from my past that the best thing I can do is continue to pass on what my parents taught me.  I can do this through love, trust, and a giving heart.  I however am not responsible for the growth of others.  I am not a provider for other people's happiness.  I take responsibility for my own actions, live my life, and do not need to show people "the light."

I am happy to now recognize these traits in myself, but I am also happy to recognize these traits in others.  I am better at separating others issues from my own.  We are all growing on this earth.  Some of us are fed good plant food to help us grow while others are constantly having our growth stunned.  We can only be responsible for our growth, but we can decide which pot to grow in.  We can be in a pot full of beautiful, healthy, growing plants.  We can be strangled by other decaying plants.  We can be amongst decaying plants and decide to take responsibility for our roots and grow brighter and more brilliant then the other plants that are stunned in their growth.

We are taught how to grow.  Drop the blame.  It is up to us to figure out the healthy, lovely, and beautiful path to continue our growth.   Start to make the change today.