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 29, 2013

Day 267 - The Story to Success


Today I went to a Mysore Ashtanga class with Maureen Hanusek at the Yoga Shala.  The Mysore class is always the hardest class for me to get motivated to go.  Right around when I do my 3rd sun salutation my motivation kicks in and I start doing one of my favorite types of yoga.  I always feel the most satisfied after I am done with a Mysore Ashtanga class.

Last night, I was watching the recap of the NFL draft on ESPN (I am a big football fan).  I am noticing more and more how even sports news needs to make everyone look like a hero.  They went into several back stories of some of the new players, and how they overcame so much to become a success and drafted into the NFL.  It seems that a lot of us have this same idea that we need some type of story in order to be something.  That's why we fall in love with the idea and love watching it on the news.

What if we didn't have to have this story.  What if our story was something like this.  "He woke up everyday, ate food, went to the bathroom, and went to bed."  We all do this.  We all have this in common.  Now what if I put a spin on it.  "He overcame his lack of sleep and conquered getting out of bed.  Then he spent hours making the perfect meal with so many lovely smelling spices.  His digestion was perfect due to this great meal he prepared, so he was able move his bowels without any problems.  Due to his great success he was able to fall asleep without a worry in the world."  Which person is better?

Why do we need a story to make someone a good or successful person.  Do we need to list all of our accomplishments in order to show that we are good?  Do we need to accomplish things to make sure we have this story?  I have a drive as a person, but I no longer have a drive to prove that I am good person.