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 27, 2013

Day 206 - I am home

I have officially made it back to Orlando.  What a drive.  I am glad to be back, and excited to get back to what I feel is great place to do yoga.  I took the night off in preparation for the days to come.  Plus it was a super long drive and I am tired.

During the drive I listened to the audio version of "The Untethered Soul."  It is a great book and highly recommended.  It talks about our inner voice and how we have a constant chatter box inside our head. It is chatting, telling us what to do, where to go, and figuring out the past.  The book does a lot better job at explaining it.  It gives a better understanding on why we have our inner, and ways to quiet it.  So read it.

Yoga is a great way to practice quieting your inner voice.   It takes years and years to quiet this voice.  Masters did not sit down in their first yoga class and shut off their mind.  People need to understand this will take a lot of practice.  I feel like I have gotten to a point in my life where I can recognize that there is this chatter inside my head.  I have found moments of peace and quiet through yoga, but am no where near a point where I sit and shut it off.  I am recognizing this pointless chatter that is really just meaningless. 

My plans in the future is to recognize my chatter box.  I want to sit with my chatter box, and accept my chatter box.  I want to notice what brings up this chatter, and just let it be.

I also notice that my blog is a lot of my chatter.  It is in essence my chatter box being written down for all to see.  I often think about subjects to write about during the day or even during yoga.  I am also going to make a point to try to let this blog chatter go until I actually sit and write my blog.  I see a correlation between my blog and my chatter.  I am excited to continue to write.