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, March 7, 2013

Day 214 - Keep a clean home

I went to a Dharma Level 3 class today at Orlando Power Yoga with Kelly Senn.  I have noticed my knee is starting to bother me again.  I will need to lay off of it and watch myself in postures like camel again.

Today my house is clean!!!  I realize how much balance is good for us.  If my house is dirty and cluttered my life becomes all about how I really need to clean the house.  It is always on my mind.  If I become a neat freak I always think about how dirt might be entering my house and I become neurotic about defending my house from becoming dirty.  My mind is always obsessed with making sure I clean the house.   It is days like today when the house has been cleaned that I feel the balance.  I do not have to worry about anything regarding making the house dirty or clean.

Our mind is always at a constant struggle of balance.  Like the clean house it can be filled with dirt that occasionally will be needed to be cleaned out.  If you continue to allow dirt to enter your mind and it fills up you are in constant struggle on figuring out ways to clean and settle the mind.  If your mind is always clean you can become obsessed with keeping anything harmful or dirty from entering your mind.  You need to find that simple balance.  That area where your mind just feels clean.  Keep up with the constant struggle of keeping this balance.  Occasionally clean the mind through things like yoga, mediation, exercise, eating healthy, or therapy.  Avoid adding dirt like drinking, drugs, drama, no exercise, or obsessive working.   Do not fear, a little dirt in your brain is natural, but if you have a lot of dirt get rid of it.  If you keep digging more and more dirt into your brain, STOP.  You are often the cause of the dirt and drama you put in your life.  Take control.

Keep up on cleaning your house.