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 16, 2013

Day 316 - You are not alone in your yoga class

Happy Fathers day dad!!!  I am grateful for my father today.  He is still doing a lot of yoga, and his flexibility is improving quite a bit.  I am very grateful to have been brought up the by my parents, and very happy to be able to spend father's day with my dad.

This morning I went to Orlando Power Yoga and took a hot yoga class with Janelle Pochintesta.  I am feeling congested from what I think is allergies.  My eyes are itchy and my sinuses are feeling congested.  There are a few other people that I know that are feeling the same way, so I do not think it is the raw diet change.

There are a lot of us yogis that have come to yoga because we are trying to improve our ways of life.  Some people are looking for a physical change, while others are looking for emotional sanity.   We find rewards when we go to yoga.  We start to feel good both physically and emotionally.  We start to find comfort in this good feeling.

The more yoga I do, the better I feel.  When I got out of my marriage I left a commitment between two people.  I had to switch the commitment back to myself.  There are so many ways I could have choosen this new commitment to myself.  I could have gone to a bar and commited to forgetting my past through drinking.  I could have found a new person to treat me the same as my "x" and continue to forget about myself.  I chose to commit myself to yoga.  I am extremely happy for my choice.

The more people I meet through yoga the similar stories I hear.  Maybe it was a divorce, a loss of a close person, a physical accident, a bad relationship, or fed up with their family.  I have met so many people that have turned to yoga to help cope with their emotional or physical self.  Just knowing that there are similar people doing yoga around me makes yoga that much better. 

When you are sitting in silence in your yoga class.  When you are feeling sad, depressed, or alone.  Just know that there are so many other people around you who are, or have gone through something just like you.