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, June 2, 2013

Day 302 - Connecting the negative past to happiness.

Today I went to Good Vibrations yoga and took a "Flow and Let Go" class with Taylor Harkness.  This was the first time in the studio.  It was really spacious and a nice vibe.  Taylor put on a nice class.  I threw any expectations out the door for a traditional class, and just had a fun time.

This week I have been getting back to the basics and looking into what brings me happiness.  If we can get to the core of ourselves and concentrate on who we truly are, nothing else matters.  If we could block out all of our negative forces from entering our space we could live in a world of pure happiness and bliss.

The world will always have negative aspects.  We will always be presented with challenges.  We are the ones that decide if we let them in to our hearts or not.  Most of the things we end up letting in are due to things from our past that we are still holding onto.  The goal I see for me is to find a place where the external world flows through me without much of a disturbance.  Things happen, but I continue on my path of life.

If we have been living a life where we are engulfed in negativity, we cannot come to yoga and pretend to now live a peaceful and positive life.  I see people who do this.  They are not happy, but use yoga to pretend that everything is OK.

We can however use lessons we learn in yoga to begin to turn the corner and start living a positive life.  The past cannot be forgotten, it is still found in our mind, body, and soul.   Yoga teaches us how to begin to connect between the body, mind, and soul.  Twisting inside of yoga will bring up emotions.  These emotions will then have to be dealt with again.  If we face our past, and are at one with our past, then when the past comes up again we will be ready to deal with it.

The saying "history repeats itself" is true.  If we do not rid ourselves of the negativity of our past they will come back to haunt us.  If we deal with these negative aspects we are left with room to fill with what ever we want in our life.  We cannot pretend to be happy.  There are proper paths to get us there.  Yoga is a path that can help guide us to who we really are.