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.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Day 208 - Why stress out?



I went to Yin Yoga at Full Circle Yoga with Kristen Schneider.  I am pretty sore from yesterday’s class and always look forward to a yin class.  The last few weeks I have been pretty gentle on my body.  It has given me an opportunity to dive deeper into the mental part of yoga.  I think overall the mental part is the real reason I enjoy yoga.  I remember one of the first times I left a yoga class and how good I felt.  Now I have that feeling 6 days a week.  I feel like the more and more I go to yoga the less I am disrupted by life.  The things that were once disturbing are now easier to handle.  I feel like I can make it through much of anything in life.

I think life gives you a set of cards and ultimately it is you that needs to learn how to deal with them.  A person with a giant company, good health, and lots of money can find just as much stress as someone who has no money, no food, or no shelter.  Stressed out people are found in all areas.  People with kids, people with nothing, people with a farm, people with a mansion. We are the ones that choose to carry this stress in our life.  We are the ones that choose how to deal with our outside circumstances.  We either take on our daily challenges or let our challenges control us.  We either sit in an undisturbed peaceful bliss or we allow the world to beat us down.  Some of us seek stress (and we do not even know it).

The people that are starving or need shelter have obvious stress.  The ones that stress about loosing everything and can no longer able to eat or have shelter are the beginning of the meaningless stress.  After that we really have ourselves to blame on our stress level.  We start building it up.  “What if my truck breaks down and there is no way to get to work.  Then I get fired from my job, and I can’t find a new job.  I blow through my savings, have to sell my belongings, and then have no money for my house.  I sell my house and then have no money for food.” 

Where does this stress level end.  Better yet, where does it start.  It seems the more and more we put on our plate, the more and more we build our mines to worry and stress. 

The people that are starving and homeless are most likely not reading this blog.  I am talking to you today.  YOU are in control of your stress level.  YOU are in control of what it is you want to worry about.   Drop the nonsense and make more room for love, joy, and giving in your heart. 

Tonight I am looking into unneeded stress.  Tonight I am dropping another unneeded stress in my life.