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.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Day 299 - Stop evolving into a complicated being
I am still in the mindset of dissecting my life and getting down to the real important things of life. Yesterday I talked on how the breath is the most important aspect in yoga both on and off the mat.
Today I was watching a squirrel run up and down the tree. I started to think about evolution and how the squirrel may have eventually evolved into a monkey (I love monkeys). I have always thought that organisms have evolved into something else and we are the top of the evolutionary ladder. I have always thought that we were the ones that control the outcome of this universe. I never really thought past that.
I started to think about the fact that the further down the evolutionary chain the less complicated a life there is to be lived. A fish for instance just needs to eat, swim, and survive. It does not worry if their car is going to run our of gas or if they can afford their mortgage. However, a gorilla cares for its young, develops dominance skills, and catches colds. On the other side of the chain, the microorganisms just really feed off something and split apart.
There are days that I wish it was all that simple. Can life be that simple? We are the ones that complicate our lives. We are the ones that wake up and decide we need to worry about making money to pay the bills, take care of someone else, or complain about others behaviors. Why do we do this. Like I said at the beginning of this blog, I am looking to get down to the important things in life. I am running out of time for the unnecessary drama of life.
It's time we focus on our breath.