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.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Day 304 - Choose positive words to put into this world

Today I went to Orlando Power Yoga and took a class with Greg Duke.  I love Greg's class.  He gives great adjustments and puts a relaxing spin while motivating me.  I was thinking about how many teachers I have had over the last 300 days.  I have come to a conclusion that each one has taught me something.  I am planning on writing more about this tomorrow.

Today I was thinking about how we focus on wanting the world to be a positive and peaceful world.  If we truly want this, how do we get there?  Think of all the words that come out of our mouth's.  I know people who the first thing that come out of their mouth in the morning is the "f" word.  They moan it, because they are not ready to wake up.  Others constantly talk on the phone complaining about what others do.  Others become jealous of the outside world and use negative words against themselves.   At times I curse, I complain, and gossip.  We all do this, but to what extent and why?

I started to think about the words that come out of my mouth, and when.  Every time I curse, complain, and gossip I am putting negativity out to this world.  I have stored up negativity inside myself.  I cannot hold things inside.  When stored negative emotions come up there are times it comes up in this manner.

So when is it OK to vent and release negativity out of ourselves and into the world?  When do we cross over from the venting and into the realm of just dumping more negativity into the world.  There are times when we just HAVE to vent, but there are a lot more times when we can probably start to try to choose our words before they come out of our mouths.  Some of these negative tones can become patterns that are then our only way to vent out our negative aspects in life.  There are other ways.  Tone down the negative vibe and put a positive spin on the negativity. 

Nothing has happened to bring this topic up, just a day where I was noticing things.  I am going to take a closer look at the words that come out of my mouth.