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.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Day 294 - Embrace your fears and take a chance

Hola, from a hammock at Molino Del Rey in Spain.  Today I was rolling out of bed very slowly.  I really did not want to get up, and wanted to sleep in.  2 classes a day, plus running around Spain has made me feel really drained.  Luckily, we are taking it easy on our last day here.  We finished up our last morning class with a lot of handstand and core work.

If you have neve taken a class with Missy White do so.  You learn a lot about balances you never thought you could get in.  She pushes you through your fear which I am finding is one of the biggest obsticles in my yoga practice.  Right now one of my fears is falling over during forearm balance.  I feel as if I will break into two if I fall down.  I also know that if I do not continue to practice I am giving in to this fear.

Start to think of all the things off the mat where fear dictates our life.  Maybe we have a fear of disappointing someone.  Saying the wrong thing and making someone upset.  Not giving our children enough attention.  Being selfish.  Working too much.  Not doing the right thing.  Not following our correct path.  Being with the wrong person, place, or thought.  There are so many avenues where fear can take over our lives.

The older we get the more fear starts to control our lives.  Fear is due to experiences.  We fear loosing love because we know how it feels to loose love.  The more we are not loved, the bigger the scars we form, and the harder it is to overcome our fear of not being or finding love.  The more fears we face the less fears there are to take over our lives.  The more times we accept our falls and pain as part of our learning and growing the more we can embrace our fears and continue to take these chances.

Fear not, and stay true to yourself.