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 17, 2013

Day 224 - Inhale and Exhale

Today is my much anticipated day off from yoga.  I have not taken a day off since Wednesday the 6th.   My body, mind, and soul really needed a day without yoga.  There has been a lot on my mind throughout this week.  It has been a tough week of trying to figure out my life.  A few people have asked why I think so much.  Why I try to figure out everything.  My answer to this, is I do not know any other way.  I enjoy looking deeper into who I am and how I am connected with this world.  People think that I have too much time on my hand.  I thought back to when I worked in a cubicle and flew across the country teaching software.  I had no time, and I had a busy life.  My mind thought the same though.  I also drank and smoked pot back then.  Maybe I found some sense of relaxation when I was stoned.  That wasn't me though.  My brain has always been this way.  I think that most people (if they are honest) when they sit still (and stop talking) will find their brain constantly chattering at them too.

I have noticed last weekend during the Max Strom workshop that I had extremely deep breath.  It was a cleansing feeling over the weekend.  I feel so much came out of me.  I felt like I was getting rid of emotions.

This week my life was over whelming with scattered emotions.  My head was restless and I noticed my breath was shallow and not constant.  I do not think that I could get the deep breath method that I had in the workshop simply because my emotions were in control. 

I began to witness the connection between emotions and breath.  It was almost as if the emotions filled my lungs rather then air.  When we are in a stable state and breathing "normal"  we are probably in control of our emotions.  Deep breaths are cleaning out the emotions and shallow breaths are being controlled by our emotions.

If we can increase our lung capacity and allow deeper breaths on a more regular basis I believe that we would become more in tune with our emotions and a much calmer human being.  I am sure there is a lot of study on this subject.  I felt it and believe it.