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 25, 2013

Day 325 - Shift the level state of mind to the positive

My current version of peacock

I went back to Orlando Power Yoga today for a Dharma level 2 class with Kelly Senn.  It was a great class.

I was still thinking about how we perceive things in our lives.  Yesterday I talked about how we sometime perceive the positive and our internal mind can turn it into a negative situation.  Today I was thinking about when we are level headed.  If you think about our minds are pretty level headed most of our day (excluding dramatic experiences).  When our mind is at a level state what does our internal mind do?

Our past can harnesses our minds in many ways.  When we are at a level state we might find more comfort in our negative situations.  This is something we might have been accustomed to.  It might be our norm to search out drama or a crazy situation to talk or gossip about.  We also have a choice to take our level state and switch on the positive.  As I said yesterday I am not saying to ignore the situation when your emotions are already in a positive or negative state.  I am talking about when you are grounded and at a level state of mind.
One way to stop ourselves from thinking of our fears, worries, and things the bring us down, is to stop and list what we are grateful for.

I am grateful for my life.  
I am grateful to be living in the same town where my family lives. 
I am grateful for all the friends in my life.  
I am grateful for having Marianne in my life.  
I love my job and company, and am grateful for everyone who works with me.  
I am grateful for the travels I have made and continue to make. 
I am grateful for my black lab Orion who is always by my side.  
I love painting.  I love yoga.  I love gardening. 
I am grateful to feeling healthy, and feeling like I am eating right. 
I am grateful for being sober and all of my sober friends.  
I am grateful for "Living" a life sober, and not hiding in the dark.
I am thankful for close friends that have been around forever

Instead of asking "what do I need to do in my life."  Start asking, "What am I grateful for."

We all have something.  Today, What are you grateful for?

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