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.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Day 223 - Fear

Today I went to a workshop with Missy White at Orlando Power Yoga.  The workshop was called "Breakdown and Breakthrough Inversion Workshop."  We worked on fun postures like handstand, forearm balance, side crow, and other challenging postures.  Missy White puts on a great workshop.  For some reason I felt more invincible in her class then most yoga classes.  I found myself going into poses I had never thought I could do before.  I was actually very excited.  I will have to take a picture of some of these poses.

Inversions, balance poses, and postures like forearm balance are great places to come face to face with fear.  I actually asked the question "How do you get over the fear of getting into a certain posture."  As these words left my mouth I realized that there would not be an answer.  How does one overcome fear?  You just do.

Fear and me being scared in life has been on my mind this week.  The sure way of staying fearful of something is to ignore it.  You have to confront it.  You have to do it.  This is the only true way.  I think there are probably a lot of psychological classes I can take that would help me overcome my fear of falling over in scorpion pose.  The truth is though is I just need to practice doing it.  First with baby steps.  Trying to pick up one leg then a second, building strength in my core, and then practice every day.  Eventually the fear will either go away or come back in a new form.

I do not want to hide from my fears.  I do not want to sit and feel sorry about myself.  I do not want to hide inside my house eating pizza everyday.  I want to confront my fears.  I want to take them on.  Fear is a great aspect in life, but overcoming is one of the best feelings in life.

Today is a good day to face our fears.

On a side note, I am excited to tell you that I have been following a Meatless March diet.  I have not eaten any Meat or Chicken over the last 17 days and expect to continue over the remainder of the month.