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.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Day 293 - Do now allow frustration to rule your world

I have been fortunate enough to be running around Spain for over a week now.  Today we started off the morning with yoga before going back to Ronda and a little bit of cave and waterfall exploring.  There was no evening class today so that gave me more time to explore and reflect.

I was thinking of limitations today.  There are a lot of things in yoga that limit me from going on to the next posture.  For instance my hamstrings are super tight.  These are my current limitations I have.  I am forced to accept these limitations or go into a world of frustration or being the victim.  My current limitations do not mean that they will always be my limitations.  I accept where I am in the moment, but also strive and work towards overcoming these limitations. 

Our lives and our goals off the mat are often put into frustration.  If we accept who we are in this moment we take away the frustration, and we allow ourselves to learn patience.  We can continue to stay on our path and not fall into the grips of thinking everything is fulfilled with instant gratification. 

Surround yourself with similar personalities, people who strive to be healthy both physically and emotionally.  Take responsibility for your own actions.  Do not play the victim for your limitations.  Take hold of who you are and do not blame others for you not completing your goals.  Strive everyday towards your goal and do not allow frustration to rule your world.  Allow mistakes, and keep the acceptance in your heart. 

Back on the mat, I accept that my hamstrings are tight.  I accept that tomorrow they will still be tight.  I accept that there may never be a day that I have loose hamstrings.  I will continue to  work everyday striving on loosing my hamstrings.

If you are having a bad day today, accept that the bad day is just a day to keep you on your path.  Continue to strive towards your goal, and do not allow frustration to rule your world.