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.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Day 217 - Max Strom workshop - Day 3

Today was the final class in the Max Strom workshop.  Today's class was titled "Life Force"  It was based on releasing constrained emotions through breath and through movements.  If I wasn't before,  I am a believer that we hold emotions physically inside our body.  Ask the students who either were sobbing or lost it all together at the end of class.  I think they might say the same. 

Max Strom guided us through about 1 1/2 hours of slow deep breathing yoga.  Afterwards we did 10 minutes of om chanting followed by a negative emotional release chant (pretty much a breath in word form).  In the past I have chanted and felt vibrations in my lips and in my forehead.  The longer I did it the more intense it seemed to be.  Today I felt vibrations in my lips, forehead, stomach, shoulders, and neck.  Dharma Mittra told me that you are supposed to feel a cleansing vibration of energy going from the sacrum all the way up and out the head.  Again, I became more of a believer on this subject today.

I also noticed that my chest was not feeling much of anything or any vibrations.  I have been told over the last 3 months that I have a lot of locks in my heart.  I have taken a lot of these words with a grain of salt in the past, but am now starting to see more of the connections.  Of course I am holding things in my heart.  Of course I have shields around my chest area, and of course this is going to block my energy flow.  The main difference is...Today I could feel the blocks.

How do I feel I can fix this and unlock my heart and chest area?  I feel as if I already am.  Yoga, the chanting today, and the inward journey I am continuing in my life.  I am on an adventure to feel love, passion, and celebrate where I am.  2011 destroyed my emotional self, and I put up some temporary barriers.  Inside those barriers my heart, love, and trust have grown and evolved into a much more powerful entity from before. I feel these emotions are what eventually will knock down these barriers all together.   The more I look to celebrate life and who I am, the more I look to find compassion in all living things, and the more I look to find similarities in people rather then differences.  These are areas where my heart will continue to grow and the barriers will fall.

Today is a good day to celebrate!