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 31, 2013

Day 300 - Become empty and be filled with something greater

I hit day 300!!!!  Only 65 more days left.  That is pretty exciting for me.

I went to Full Circle Yoga for a nice relaxing yin yoga class with Kristen Schneider.  Lately I feel like yin yoga is the key to putting me back to my center.  If you haven't tried this type of yoga, give it a try.  If you are stuck in your yoga practice it helps slow things down and put things back into perspective.  I have said this before, but I often feel a slight drunk feeling as I leave a yin yoga class.  We refer to it as being "yoga drunk".

I had to mention the quote above.  The first time I read it, of course I thought of being charitable and giving my time to others in need.  If I spend my time trying to help others, if I gave away all of my time, then I would become empty and ready to fill myself with more charitable work.  This is the healthy way to live life.

I then thought about the times in my life that I gave up pieces of me in order to make a relationship work.  My marriage for example was very unhealthy where I was emotionally abused to the point where I eventually became completely empty.  Looking back, it was these dark times that helped me become the person I am today.  I am happy to be out of the marriage, but I am also even more happy to have now been filled with something greater.  Life can have some pretty painful events, but these events are what help us grow and can become something greater.

I do not wish pain upon me or anyone, but when it does happen (it happens to all of us) keep in mind that these events can be the beginning to something greater for you in your life.  It is up to us to figure out healthy ways to fill up our empty spots and begin to learn to give ourselves again.