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, March 6, 2013

Day 213 - Close the vents

I am in Orlando.  There are just a lot of pictures from Sedona :)

I took the day off today because of the upcoming workshop this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  It actually feels weird not doing yoga today.  I feel like I want to, but we all need days off.  It also feels good to have the day free to do other things.

I have been hearing a lot of venting in the past month.  I have noticed that venting seems to be past on from person to person.  There needs to be a stop on the vent somehow.  Venting is important.  If something bad happens, you definitely need to learn to vent off some of the steam that comes along with it.  I swear that there are people addicted to venting though.  They become more of a steam engine then a slow steamer.  I think we need to start noticing more on who and how we are venting.  

I have noticed lately that there seems to be an on going venting process that is building up inside the yoga community here.  The students vent amongst each other and the venting rolls onto the instructors.  I have seen instructors start to vent back to the students.  They do not mean it, it just comes out indirectly.  It seems to be an ongoing circle that grows.

We can only teach what we know.  I see many instructors teach some of the lessons that they are currently going through.  Instructors need to realize there is always a growing process with everyone including them.  If they continue to grow, do yoga, and meditate they can find peace in their heart.  If they look at yoga as a place to gain more opportunity to add things into their classes they get stuck.  When instructors get stuck the venting process starts to happen.

We all need to be careful of how we vent and where we vent.  Keep the venting outside the yoga studio. 

I just need to vent a bit :)