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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Day 326 - Keep unlocking the love in your heart

Today I did yoga in my home.  I like doing yoga at home.  It gives me a good chance to do the things that I want to work on.  I want to open my chest and heart more, so I do a lot of postures that work on this.  I used to do a lot of yoga postures that I enjoyed doing, but now I do the ones that I find more difficult to do.  Home is a perfect place to work on these postures.  These are the postures that I need to do.  These are the areas where my body is locked, and most likely holding onto some stored emotions.  What better place to work on something then at home.  This is also a great place to work on focus and discipline.  It is an easy place to get distracted by things like the phone or a crying puppy.

Our hearts are filled with ideas, opportunities, and love.  We are here to unlock our possibilities and find out who we truly are.  Yoga at home is a perfect place to start.  You begin to find and face your fears.  Maybe you are afraid of going into a yoga studio.  So you start to work on your postures at home.  Eventually you realize there is nothing to fear when you go into a yoga studio.  In the yoga studio everyone is constantly working on something.  There are no levels.  Next you get to work on your ego in the studio.  You get to start to learn things like pushing yourself, not comparing yourself, being gentle with yourself, looking inside, ignoring your external environment.  And this is just the beginning.

Like I said, our hearts are filled with ideas, opportunities, and love.  Unrolling the mat and sitting on it is a great way to start to unlock these thoughts.

I have been talking the last couple days about how we perceive the world.  Some things are thrown at us that we cannot control.  Some things are completely unexpected.  Some things we can never explain.  Some things we initially see as a sad and negative event.  These are our challenges in life.  This is when we need to unroll the mat.  We need to take in what happened.  We breathe in these negative events and we breathe out our new opportunity.  Each breath we take is a new opportunity.  Do not let life get you down.  Keep unlocking the love in your heart, and keep life simple.