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.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Day 242 - Face your Fear and Enjoy the World

I am sending this blog out prior to departing to Thailand.  I am not sure I will have enough time during the travel.  It is going to be another late day.

Wow what a great day.  I went on an adventure and it turned out to be a blast.  I remember the first time I was coming to Japan. My biggest fear was to be trapped in a subway with a million people.  Being pushed into the car with no where to move.  I was also afraid of getting lost in a big city and not knowing the language.  I think it is partially about making a mistake, but subways make me nervous.  Except, I think I conquered my fear today.  I ventured on and off trains and went to maybe 6 different connection.  Most the cars were crowded along with most the places I went to.  I felt really good though.  I feel very peaceful here.  Again, I think it is me not getting worried about things that I really do not need to worry about.  If I was to get lost in Tokyo, I would find my way back.  People in Tokyo deal with these crowds everyday, I can deal with them for one.  Simple mind adjustments made my worries dissipate and aloud room in my brain to just be in the moment and have fun.

Maybe is was all those balance postures in yoga, but I felt like if I was to fall down I know I will just get right back up and try again.  The world is awesome that way.  There is always room for second, third, and fourth chances.  If we fear making mistakes or failure then we miss out on a big part of life.  My fear would have kept me from such a beautiful day.  Today I went to the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa.  I then walked all around Shibuyoa city before making it to Maiji Jingu shrine. 

I loved the sounds and feeling I got while walking around the city.  It is so different here.  I realize how important it is to learn another language.  I tried Japanese before along with Norwegian, German, and now Spanish.    I would love to some day talk on a deeper level in a foreign language with people from another country.  I am currently working on my Spanish thinking this will be the most popular one.  It is very difficult for me to pick up another language (especially Japanese).  I am going to have to be really patient on this one. Maybe I will set a goal to have the basics in Spanish down by the time I am 40?

I am off to Thailand.  I have another long trip ahead of me.  Here are a couple more photos from the Sensoji Temple.