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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Day 298 - The breath is where it all begins

There are times when it feels so good to do my own thing.  Bringing yoga into my home allows me to do just that.  There is a small part of me that makes me feel as if I am half assing my practice, the other part starts to tell me I need to regroup, center, and rest my body.  As I sat on my mat and started to breath today I started to think about "what is yoga?"  I have looked into this question a few times during yoga308.

I have pushed myself to my limits.  I have continued to push myself into the next posture.  At one point I have said I really need to stop pushing myself.  I stopped and found my gentle side.  Throughout all of these feelings was my breath. 

I have had my mind completely engulf my body.  I have calmed it down to a state of bliss.  Throughou all my thought processes was my breath.

I have been through every emotion in yoga.  Angry, sad, happy, nervous, joyous, these have all passed through my body during my practice.  Throughout all my emotions was my breath.

I have pushed through pain, injury, and other hinders during my practice.  Throughout everything I overcame was my breath.

The deeper and deeper I get into my practice, the more and more I realize the most important thing in yoga is the breath.  The most important thing in all of our lives is our breath.  Throughout everything we do in life.  If we makes a lot money, become broke, make money again, meet a loved one, loose a loved one, find another loved one, throughout it all we need to breathe.  Eat, drink, sleep, cry, smile, find peace, get mad, throughout it all we need to breathe.

Breath is the place where we start to find our true answers about ourselves.  When we get down to the basics the breath is where is all begins.