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 18, 2013

Day 318 - Keep internal and stay true to who you are

I went to Dharma yoga with Kelly Senn at Orlando Power yoga.  I have not done Dharma for a long time so it felt really good to get back into this practice today.

One of the main reasons I am started yoga308 was to help gather my thoughts.  Through writing these thoughts I am noticing that I have a challenge in front of me. There are a lot of things that I enjoy about yoga. It brings me 90 minutes of peace, relaxation, and is a good challenge for me.  However, the more I do the more I can find to complain.

It reminds me of when I lived in Steamboat Springs, CO and went  snowboarding for 7 years.  The first year was amazing.  I went for over 50 days.  As time went on I started to become more picky about my external conditions.  The snow had to be good, the amount of people on the mountain should be minimal, not too cold, but not too hot.  Instead of being grateful for what I enjoyed I started to find things that I did not enjoy.

The things that I love and enjoy, I can always find external things that make me not enjoy them as much.  Don't get me wrong I still love snowboarding and I still love yoga.  The things that really stop me from enjoying what I do is myself and my own mind.  I need to stop looking towards the external world stretching for reasons not to enjoy something/

The challenge I am noticing is to keep my internal self, peace, and relaxation steady as the external world moves around me.  This is not a new challenge it has always been here.  I think I am just noticing that I am getting better at this.

I am keeping what I find is good for me.  I am keeping the external world out of my mind and doing what I think is right both on and off the mat.  I will always be a student in yoga, and continue to learn from it.  Today's lesson is to let the external world's drama happen and not let it effect who I am and what I am doing.  I will remain honest, grateful, and try to find ways to give back to the world around me.  This is who I am.

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