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.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Day 234 - Be OK

This week has given me a pretty grounded feeling.  Life is good.  I had a night of practice at home.  I had a plan, but decided to just listen to my body and see if anything changed.  I started off doing sun salutations.  My mind was still chattering about the day.  I was thinking about the past.  I was looking at my sleeping dog.  I was very distracted.  After about 15 minutes of this I decided I really just needed to sit and try to be still.  I sat, and immediately saw pretty vivid visuals.  There was a lot of eagles and birds in my visions.  I started to calm down a bit.  I went back to my practice and after about another 15 minutes I was again fighting the chatter.  I again sat in meditation.  I really am enjoying these days of practicing out of the house.

I feel like I have been doing a lot of focus in breaking old habits.  I have been experimenting with a lot of things.  One has been Meatless March.  I had agreed to myself that I would not eat chicken or meat during the month of May.  I have accomplished what I was looking for.  There is a big part of me that says I only cut out chicken and meat.  Technically I should not be eating eggs or fish.  Instead of giving me props for doing what I set out for I like to find ways to be more demanding on myself.  Like I should not feel proud for not eating beef or chicken for a whole month.  My mind is very demanding.  I am over this though.  I am over the mind's shoulds and should not dos.

One thing I did notice was I ate fish and chips at the bowling alley last night.  I have not been eating a lot of fried foods lately.  This meal did havoc on my digestive system.  I have been asked if I feel more healthy for eating less meat and chicken.  I am not doing this for health reasons nor do I feel this outstanding breakthrough in feeling more powerful or healthy.  I do however feel worst when I start trying to eat foods that are bad for me like fried food.

I am becoming more and more accepting of who I am in this moment.  I have ultimate goals and ideas, but I first need to stay OK in the moment.  Be happy with where we all are.  Enjoy the life and smell in the clean air.