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, April 21, 2013

Day 259 - Need more Ashtanga

I am warn out again.  I woke up at 7:00 a.m. and went to Orlando Power Yoga for a little Power Yoga with Greg Duke.  I have been doing Ashtanga yoga for so long that it was nice to get out of the routine and do something that feels less strict and just plain fun.  Greg puts a nice and fun vibe out into the class.

I really do appreciate the Ashtanga series.  However, it is nice to get away from the seriousness of the Ashtanga classes and go to a Power class to just have a good time.  I feel like I am going on a little mini vacation from Ashtanga when I go to these practices.

I realize that I need more and more of the Ashtanga series if I am going to improve my practice.  This is where I learn and grow the most.  I improve on a multiple levels.  Not only is my body getting one of the best workouts, I am also looking deeper inside myself.  I am finding more of connection between body, mind, and soul.  It is my favorite type of yoga.
 
I do not think I am ready to go all in on one type of practice.  Ideally, I should concentrate on one lineage of yoga.   I would probably see the best improvement with my practice if I was to do Ashtanga 6 times a week.  Right now I like to get out of my routine and go to other yoga types to take a break from the Ashtanga routine.  I am going to look into putting at least 4 days a week of Ashtanga practice into my life.  Eventually I want to try to do an entire month of Ashatanga practice.

Although I am tired, I feel very settled and am not worried about much of anything.  Life feels good this weekend.