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.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Day 244 - Samahita day 1

Life is pretty damn good.  I had a GREAT first day here in Koh Samui and the Samahita yoga retreat.  It is amazing I still have 11 more days here.  There are currently about 60 people from all over the world doing Ashtanga yoga.  People are from China, Singapore, Germany, France, Egypt, Switzerland, Finland, England, Japan, Australia, I can go on, but you get the point.  We all have yoga in common.   On top of that we are all Ashtanga lovers. 

There are so many good people here, and I am having such a great time.  Today was the traditional day off for this practice. There was still a lead light Hatha class and a Restorative practice.  These two classes were perfect because I have been traveling, and my body was quite stiff.

The place is perfect, and as you can see from the above picture it is ocean front.  The weather is gorgeous and the food is perfect for my current diet.  They serve vegetarian with fish and eggs.  This is exactly where I am at in my diet.  It is like the stars have alligned and dropped me in the place where I need to be.  I had an excellent first day.

At one point I had a surreal experience thinking to myself how crazy it was to be on the other side of the world meeting with such great people.

There is a lot of different personalities here so that is fun to watch.  There is no alcohol or smoking aloud on the premise so this makes the experience that much better for me because everyone is real.

I was able to take it easy and lounge around the pool all day.  I talked amongst everyone, and I found myself riding a scooter for the first time in my life.  It was the only way I was going to get to a coffee shop a few of us wanted to go, so I decided to just do it.  I am not a fan of motorcycles or scooters, but I went ahead and did anyway.