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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Day 268 - Marketing my Ego

Today I went to the Dharma Level 2 class with Kelly Senn at Orlando Power Yoga. 

I have talked a lot about ego this week.  I have been in a battle with myself between ego and intentions.  I have a mind that likes to take an idea and take it to the next level.  I have trouble just staying content with something.  This is very good in the business world.  However it gets tiring in everyday life. 

The intention in Yoga308 has been to get all the thoughts out of my head and start to organize them.  I have used them to see some sort of growth on an emotional level.  To help figure out my daily thoughts.  I wanted to document it so I can go back and see if I had changed.

For the last 11 years I have worked as an online marketer.  Last week I started to experiment and see what type of marketing I could do for yoga308.  It felt weird.  As if I was doing something wrong.  I have always looked at the number of people visiting the site, the comments left, and other site stats.  I have been so fixed on numbers from my current online marketing job, that I started to have the same obsession with yoga308.

I started to think of ways on how to build this site.  I wanted to build the site and make money through marketing that I can then use to give back to the community.   I really like the idea, but it is feeding into my ego.  Why do I need readers?  Why do I need more readers?  How many readers is enough?  What are my original intentions. 

I am dropping the marketing idea and again stopping the posts on Facebook and Google.  I just want to write.

Yoga308 was actually an idea that stemmed due to me doing yoga.   My brain took yoga to the next step.  It is a continuous battle that my ego cannot be content.  Part of me feels like the whole yoga308 is just a build up for my ego.  The other part knows how much it has already helped me.  It is actually a struggle I am having right today.

All this said.  Without this blog, I would not have come to this conclusion.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe if you looked at it like spreading a message and not marketing it might not feel so egocentric. I don't think there is anything wrong with promoting your blog. If there are certain products that you use that help your practice and you feel confident either endorsing it or featuring it on your blog and that happens to bring some revenue your way then I don't see anything wrong with that, especially if you would use any monies to put it back into the community.

    Also, I think having more readers just helps you spread the message that through your practice you've made significant changes in your life. By sharing your experiences you are also giving a gift to others. I love it when we end a class and the instructor says thank yourself and thank the other people in your class. I could just practice at home with a DVD. What's the fun in that? No sense of community there. You could just write in a journal and keep it to yourself...but only you would benefit from that.

    Maybe just be open to the opportunities that may come your way from this blog and don't deny its potential, but see where you can take it...as long as you don't feel dirty about doing it.