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 22, 2013
Day 229 - Bikram Day 2 - Bleh
I have found that the owner of the yoga studios give it the overall light and luster. Bikram has such a tight grip on all these studios that it comes across very militant. There is no room for flexibility in the system, and I thought one of the main points of yoga is to become more flexible in the body, mind, and spirit. Bikram make me feel like I am joining a cult. That if I was to think outside the box I would be shot.
Some people need to have this much structure in their lives, but today it is not for me. I am a person who has always colored outside the lines. I do like the structured classes like Ashtanga or Dharma, but these have a lighter side to them. They make more sense to me, and I gravitate more to them.
There is a part of me that feels like I should keep trying Bikram. That maybe I am missing something. The bigger part of my life lately is saying "there are no should's, just feelings." My feeling is to diversify my yoga practice. Learn from each place I go.
So I am using Bikram as a learning teacher. Today it has taught me that I do not have to find the joy in everything in this life. There are somethings that I will not enjoy. I can still do Bikram yoga, I just choose to spend my time somewhere else.