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, May 5, 2013

Day 273 - I like Mysore Ashtanga Yoga

Today I went to  Mysore Ashtanga Class at the Yoga Shala.  I am really enjoying Mysore yoga.  It is a great way for me to further my practice.  I feel like I have grown deeper in my practice through Mysore.  The Ashtanga yoga practice is one of my favorite types of yoga.  It is the one yoga lineage that has stuck with me throughout my whole yoga  life.  It is the type of yoga that I respect.

Today was a day where I was focusing on getting things done.  Things that I have been wanting to set up in the house, work, and art.  Planning new trips.  I did accomplish a lot today.  I had an extremely good focus, and was riding high today.  Life is good and I am feeling like I am on a great path.

Yoga is a great thing.  There are so many good points.  It is a drive towards the unknown. A theory of postures used to push the mind to the edge and at the same time find relaxation in the same posture.   We take our lessons we learn on our mat and take it off the mat.  Yoga to me is not 90 minutes a day.  It grows into 24 hours.  So for every 1 1/2 hour I actually practice on the mat, there is another 22 1/2 hours to practice off the mat.

We learn how to breath and handle ourselves at the edge and once again find a relaxed state.  We begin to learn the things that agitate our relaxation.  We learn the food and substances that also agitate this peace.  We find life's lessons start coming forward to teach us.  This all begins on the mat and continues to unfold the more open I become.

What I am trying to say...Yoga is really cool.