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.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day 226 - Yogi Squat

Some days things do not go as planned.  My day was planned to go to my usual Dharma class.  As the day progressed I was not able to attend the class.  So I brought my practice back to my home.  It was another good day of my own practice.  I have taken the Ashtanga primary series and started to do some of the secondary series.  I also have added a few postures that I need to work on.

Above is the basic yoga squat.  Your heels are meant to touch the ground.  Mine are pretty far from the ground.  I hate this posture because I am not good at it.  This is a posture I often do not do.  I ignore it.  I would rather do things that I am good at.

One of my instructors has given me a way to work on getting my heels down.  I have my mat rolled up behind me in the picture.  I am supposed to squat down on the mat to slowly allow my heels down to the mat.  He was saying I could get my heels down if I did it every day for 6 - 8 weeks.  Today I decided to take on this challenge.  I will do this posture everyday, and let you know what happens. 

I do not want to ignore my faults.  I do want to work on improving my faults.  Do not ignore the little things.  These are the core of yourself.  I will get my heels on the floor.