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, June 14, 2013

Day 314 - Most satisfing meal ever

I am not feeling very centered today.  I feel as if I am running all over the place trying to accomplish everything.  I tried to sit and focus on yoga at my home for an hour, but my mind was racing with thoughts and ideas.  I am on day 3 of the vegan raw diet.  I am not feeling as hungry as I thought I would be, but I also am very agitated and unmotivated.  I am not sure the emotions are connected, but thought I would report my exact thoughts.

Doing this cleanse is much easier when you have other people doing it with you.  Marianne has done this before, and has guided us on how to do this in a healthy and more excited way.  Tonight we met at Cafe 118 in Winter Park, FL  Our friend Jon has also taken part in the raw diet.  He met us there with his girlfriend Jennie and one other couple.   I feel extremely stuffed.  It was the most satisfying meal I may have ever had.  After three days of nuts and berries this was the best thing I have had.

Honestly, I think if I walked in there without being on a raw diet I would not have had enjoyed it as much.  The knowledge though that they could take food in the raw and make things taste like lasagne, smores, and an apple cobbler... I was in heaven. 

When I deprive myself of something I become so much more satisfied with the simpler things in life.  This showed up tonight.  I stop the wants, needs, or desires.   I learn more gratitude.  These are lessons of compassion for the world and for my body.

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