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.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Day 253 - Relase the emotions

Headstands around the World (Sounds like a good charity)

The sun is back out here in Samahita Thailand.  After taking my 7:30 mediation class and 8:00 Mysore class I took a walk back up to a Buddhist temple within walking distance on the beach.  This time I went with a small group so I could get the tour and find out a bit of information about the temple.  Since the sun was out, I managed to lay around the pool and ocean and soak in some Vitamin D.  My time here is coming to an end.  It was exactly the type of trip that I was looking for.  Lots of great people, healthy food, lots of relaxing, and lots of good yoga.

This morning during the Mysore class Rachel mentioned I was probably storing emotions in my hamstrings.  I have been doing pretty intense stretching and massage during the last 10 days.  So although I am on an island filled with relaxation there were still emotions being stirred around inside of me.  There were a lot of positive emotions that were churned out from my past, but also some negative ones.  I realized that hatred is still new to my heart, and that the hatred and betrayal I felt from marriage and divorce were still coming out of me.  It was actually a soothing experience as I realize that these feelings are now much more diminished and I say goodbye to them as they enter and exit my mind.  This was my past.  This was the structure that built me into what I am today.  It is what brought me to the now. 

As I twist and stretch my body during yoga, I release the emotions from the past.  I am put onto trial to see if my brain gets stuck in the past or will worry about the future.  Good or bad the past is done.  I can never predict the future.  So the only place to be is the Now.  As "negative" experiences come unlocked I have a choice to fear them and lock them back up into my body.  I can also say goodbye to them and thank them as they have helped me grow.