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.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Day 324 - Keep your perspective of the world in your reality

Tonight I went to a hot yoga class with Kelly Senn at Orlando Power Yoga.  It felt really hot in class today, and I got tired pretty quick.  The class was jammed pack with about 60 - 70 people.  I have not been in such a busy class for awhile, so it felt good to have a big class tonight.

How do you look at the world in the moment right now?  It is amazing how we can be in similar situations and have a complete different outlook with life.  We can wake up in the morning and see the day as disgusting, or we can see the day as an opportunity.  Ultimately it is up to our internal self to decide how we perceive the world.

I do not believe our goal is to perceive the world as genuine peaceful, good, and wonderful place?   I believe this is a great dream, but not our reality.  I think our goal should be to perceive the world how it is.  If it bad we should see the bad part.  If it is good we should see the good.

Our problems and frustrations are when we start to have feuding inside our internal mind.  So if we are in a positive situation our internal mind can still be stuck in some negative past and thus making the positive situation and turning it into a negative situation.  It is so easy to say we will not do this. We still have these internal conversation that fight inside our head trying to change the reality of the situation. 

How do we keep the reality perspective from falling into the illusions of our internal mind?  We have to stay in "the now."  Yoga and mediation can help keep us focused and balanced.  The negative situations do not have to keep our mind stuck in this negative world.  We can keep our balance and experience the good and the bad as it flows through our life.

This is all such a simple thing to write down on paper.  Not so easy to keep this balance.  It really does blow my mind though how we can get stuck in our lives.  It is up to us to keep life simple.