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 26, 2013

Day 295 - Back from Spain

I have just gotten home from Spain.  I took the day off to travel.  I have been awake for the last 24 hours minus maybe an hour sleep on the plane.  I love to travel, but some things fall out of my control.  Today I did get agitated.  I swear that Marianne and I were cursed by the airport gods this past week, 

We thought we were going to get stuck in Madrid as we were told the flight had been overbooked and were put on standby.  I actually got steamed.  We were conversing that we were being tested, and we failed the test.  I feel that emotions are going to come out of us regardless of how much we pretend not to feel them.  What I am finding more intereting is the triggers behind my emotions, and how long do they linger.  If I have anxiety from something is it only for a few moments or does it linger on for days or weeks?

My goal is to see these emotions come up whether they are good or bad, notice them, and allow them to flow through me without lingering.

I have also been noticing the emotional triggers that have been giving me cravings for coffee.  I did not drink one coffee in Spain nor for the last 3 weeks.  When I gave up alcohol I saw similar patterns.  I do not even feel the need for coffee, it is more of a habit or something that fulfills my desire, but there are also times when I am sitting down and I FEEL like a nice cup of coffee.

If we look more into the FEEL of the nice cup of coffee we can start unfolding what it is that is driving us there in the first place.  Is it true sluggish feelings, or is it because we just never understood life without coffee.  I noticed on this trip that when I sit down and relax, I FEEL like a coffee.  Is it because I need a jolt because I am actually feeling calm.  Why can't I just stay in this calm feeling?  Why do I need a pick me up if I am really trying to find peace and calm in my life?

Just something to think about.  I am finally off to bed.