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 8, 2013

Day 215 - Max Strom workshop - Day 1


Tonight started a 3 day workshop with Max Strom.   Max Strom brings yoga back to the basics.  Concentrating and teaching people how to breathe.  Tonight's workshop was Better Sleep.  It was yoga poses that helped out our sleeping pattern, along with behaviors and eating patterns that will help out with our sleep.  It was really good to get back to the breath again.

There are so many different types of personality types in this world.  So many different people, and we are all growing, digressing, and ever changing.  Every morning we get out of bed for some reason.  We wake with the knowledge of life as we know it, on that day.  Typically, we do not wake and question why we do what we do.  At some point we stop asking the question why and just get into the mold.  We wake up to eat breakfast, go to work, eat lunch, come home, walk the dog, eat dinner, watch the tv, and go to bed.  We wake the next morning and do it all over again.

For most of us excitement hits on the weekend.  We have time to do either "what we want to do" or "what we need to do".  For most of us there is a constant go go go.  We keep doing what we think is the right thing to do.  We never stop.

What if it all stopped.  What if today was the day the earth decided to stop rotating around the sun.  It shot off into space and that's the end.

We keep going and going never stopping to enjoy the simple and magical aspects of life.  A seed planted in dirt that some how gets the proper water and nutrients to break open and grow into a plant that eventually grows into a vegetable that supplies us with food.  Every second our heart beating, allowing so many complex things to happen inside our body.  We take life for granted.

We think that life is about making money, reproducing, praising god, partying, becoming popular, buying that new car, convincing others to follow our path.  I have found the one true answer.  Enjoy what is in front of us,  Enjoy what we have, and enjoy what the universe has presented to you.  Find the happiness in the things that are right in front of you right now.  Right now in this moment.  Stop needing, stop wanting, stop the quick fixes. 

Break the mold and realize we all have an end.