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, June 12, 2013

Day 312 - Raw vegan diet day 1

I am my biggest experiment.  If there is ever something I question the best way to figure it out is to experience it myself.  Fear, insecurity, and pain are the root of me not experiencing life.  If someone adds to my fear or pain I do not allow that person into my life.  If I am not able to experiment and experience my life something is not right.

For today's experiment I am taking on a raw vegan diet for one week.  I am doing this with Marianne and a group of friends so the whole experience will be more fun and a little easier.  Eating raw vegan food means I am not allowed to eat any foods that are cooked over the temperatures of 115 degrees (I have all seen 118 degrees, but at that point who cares to argue).   Of course there is no meat, chicken, fish, or eggs.  It is basically just nutts, fruits, and vegetables.  There is not a whole lot of options, but I am finding out there is a lot of recipes out there.

There is a science behind eating raw foods.  If you think about a seed that is supposed to grow.  If you cook that seed it will no longer have the ability to grow into a plant.  When we cook vegetables or fruit we are also cooking out all the nutrients and natural enzymes we look for in the plant.  By eating raw there is supposed to be an increase in energy, better sleep, and mental clarity.  I am not sure if any of this science is true, but I am willing to try.  This diet gives me an opportunity to dive a little deeper into the idea behind the vegan diet (something I believe in).  It also give me the opportunity to see what type of discipline I have over my needs and desires.

My latest experiment is only for a week, and I do not see any down side on trying this out.  I have people that have gone through this before, so I feel safe doing it.  I only see benefit that can come out of this.  If I fail, I can try again.  I will keep you posted on how it all goes.

I did yoga at home today.  It was a nice relaxing session.

Life is an experiment.  It is a constant trial and error process.  Find the experiments that better your way of life.