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.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Day 207 - Silencing the inner voice

 Happy Vegan Thursday!

I was so excited to get back into the Dharma Series 3 class with Kelly Senn at Orlando Power Yoga.  It really made me feel good to be around so many people that I know doing yoga.  I love and missed the community here in Orlando.  Again, it is great to be back.  The other thing that I missed was Dharma yoga.  I am very familiar with the series, and it made me feel good to be back in challenging postures.  I also missed the heat.  I was noticing how good my muscles felt in the heat and began to wonder if my injury to my back was due to the lack of heat in the studios.  My muscles were definitely more tight in Colorado.  Again after my again, it is great to be back.

I talked a little bit yesterday about quieting and noticing my inner voice.  My goal right now is to just notice my inner voice and see what it has to say.  Today at the end of the class while we sat in meditation I started to listen.

"OK here I am sitting and being still.  I am going to listen to my inner voice now.  Here I go.  I am ready to listen.  Oh wait...My inner voice is currently the voice telling me to listen.  So I am thinking of how I should think about my inner voice, but my inner voice is actually the one thinking this."

Oh boy...This is going to be hard.  I was kind of laughing at my whole experience.  I have to take this all with a grain of salt.  Did I really expect to sit down and figure it all out?  I have found in the past the most enlighting experiences that occur in my life is when I am not trying.  I found myself thinking about this throughout the day.  Every time I did I just dropped it.  Truth is I thought about this topic quite a bit today.  Every time it came up though I tried to brush it aside and save it until when I sat down to write.

I am also very excited to be back in Orlando where I feel like I can try to get back on my diet goals. I have been really good still eating meat only once or twice a week.  Being on the road I ate out a lot, and there were a lot of places where I was not sure where or what to eat.  I had a veggie sub from Subway the three days I was driving home. 

I feel like I have some great goals moving into a healthier lifestyle.  Good family, friends, yoga, good eating habits, no drinking, no drugs, a GREAT dog, a good therapist, a great home, painting, growing vegetables.  I am very appretiative of the love and joy that is in the air tonight.

Did I mention I am glad to be back in Orlando.