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 31, 2013

Day 238 - Travel bugged

Happy Easter.  Sunday is typically my day off from yoga, but I have a long trip starting Tuesday.  I know I am going to loose a day somehow. So I am making up for it.  I went to Full Circle this morning to take a Hatha 2 class with Marilyn Glasser.  Marilyn always has a fun upbeat feel good class.  It was a fun one.

Tuesday I am leaving to a yoga retreat out on the island Koh Samui in Thailand.  I am first stopping in Tokyo for 2 nights before continuing on to Thailand.  I am really excited for this experience.  I have been to both Tokyo and Thailand before, but this is my first solo trip in a long time.  That is what makes it even more exciting to me. 

I am not going to Thailand thinking there is going to be some outstanding yoga practice that will change my life.  Yoga is the same most of everywhere.  The place I am going to teaches one of my favorite styles of yoga, Ashtanga.  The primary series is done the same no matter where you are at.  I am more excited for the people I will meet out there, the beaches to relax on, and the temples to go visit.  My goal in my yoga practice is to find a gentler part of me.  I want to not push myself and chill out.  This is a great opportunity for me to relax.

Travel is a giant part of my life.  I am however not trying to say that you need to travel to become a great yogi.  Yoga can be done in your own home.  The benefits will be the same no matter where you do it.  Vacation is a great time to relax, yoga is a great time to relax.  I just decided to combine the two.

Several people have asked me how I have found the time to travel.  My business partner and I started our own company 11 years ago with the thought that we would have the freedom to travel the world.  We wanted to see the world.  Through hard work and determination (and not letting people stop us) we have taken our dreams and built them into reality.  This was what I wanted to do in the world so I made it a part of my life.  Before my company I had a great job and could had lived a very content life.  I took a chance and together with my business partner we made things work.

I have quite a few trips planned this year and I will be blogging throughout all of them.  If my blog does not appear during the next 3 weeks it is probably because I do not have internet access. 

Stay tuned.