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.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Day 334 - Justifications to do a quick fix to solve our issues

Happy 4th of July.  I ran out of time to do yoga today.  So I am going to take my day off today and do a class on Saturday instead.  Today was a very busy day.  Marianne and I were out until 3 am last night which caused a late start to plan for a 4th of July party.

I woke up with a headache.  It was probably because of the lack of sleep and the amount of smoke that was in the club.  I honestly felt like I was hung over.  I reverted to some old habits to help get rid of my headache.  I had a delicious coffee milkshake to kick some caffeine into my system, took an Advil for the headache, and used the neti pot.  It is a content reminder to me on how we live in a society the requires and wants quick fixes and instant gratification.

I was watching TV when a commercial came on for Humira.  It is an aid for arthritis, and a commercial to SELL it.  I love how they have smiling happy families running around and loving life again.  On the same commercial they of course put on the warnings.  Oh it may cause cancer or infections that may kill you.  It's amazing how most of us ignore the warning signs right in our face, and just see the smiling happy smiles on the TV.

Today I woke up feeling like my headache was going to ruin my fourth of July.  The reality of what I should have done was to take it easy and just let my headache move through my body.  Instead I wanted to ignore it and get a quick fix.  It is the way we are now taught to work through things.

The best thing is we always justify our issues to ignore the negative attributes of taking some type of drug to help us fix our issues.   These justifications can take over our lives and let us ignore any negative attribute.  As long as we are smiling who cares if what we are taking to keep this smile on our face does to us.  I wish they would show the real commercials.

I did enjoy my holiday and did enjoy my coffee milkshake.  I was just noticing these things earlier in the day.  I am learning that there are just days that I have to enjoy myself.  Today was one of those days.  At least that's my justification :)