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, April 17, 2013

Day 255 - Flying back home

I am on a giant adventure of airport madness today.    I am currently writing from Hong Kong.  My adventure started on a flight from Koh Samui to Bangkok.  Then Bangkok to Hong Kong.  Next I am off to Tokyo.  Then Dallas.  Finally its a nice trip to Orlando.  Probably over 32 hours of travel.

It is strange yet some what relaxing to be surrounded by languages I do not understand.  I am starting to pick up on the different dialects.  I can hear the distinct difference between Japanese, Chinese, and Thai.  It is strange because I cannot understand it, but I also kind of enjoy not understanding what people are saying.  I do not feel the negative energy as much when people get upset.   I do not even know if they are upset half the time.  In general I sense more of a happiness around these countries.

Being in Samhita Yoga retreat gave me a look on the positive side of life.  Everyone there was in a great mood, on vacation, relaxing, and upbeat yoga people.  There were a couple people who were complaining quite a bit.  I just steered away from them.

I was also in a very zen meditative state a lot of the time.  I feel like I was able to take that and apply it to the outside world.  I feel more and more like I am just watching television.  There are a lot of people running around here at the airport.  I am trying to keep this peace from Samahita and see how long it stays in my heart.

When I got on the plane to come home I became a bit overwhelmed with emotions.  I started to feel a bit depressed and sad.  Bad moments from my past began to come in my mind.  As they came up I thanked them for helping me become who I am today and exhaled them out.  I then shifted to the other side of things, where I felt EXTREMELY grateful for my life.  I was almost in tears I was so filled with positive joy, love, and gratefulness.  I was grateful for everything that has come into my mind, both good and bad.  I felt really really good about my current path in life.  I was ecstatic about the trip to Thailand, and was grateful that I have once again found yoga in my life. 

Life has been very good for me.  Life seems really in perspective today.  I want to give more to others when I return back to Orlando.  I have a few ideas that I am planning on doing when I get back, but I tend to keep the giving gestures to myself.  I encourage everyone to somehow give back to their community.

I am taking the day off from yoga because I am traveling.