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.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Day 336 - You are only competing with yourself

Still running around like crazy.  I did however get a chance to sleep in today.  I was all over it.  I slept until 11:00.  I cannot remember the last time I did something like that.  It felt so nice :)

I ended up only finding the time to do yoga at home.  I did a lot of the Ashtanga series and threw in some postures that I wanted to work on.  It has been nice to be so busy and still be able to find comfort in myself through yoga.  Today was a 60 minute challenge I put on myself.  I was going through a strenuous workout, but also telling myself to take it easy on myself.  I concentrated on my breath and did not push myself to go deeper into my postures.  I have been so busy, and have been using yoga as a down time, not a time to be demanding on myself (pushing myself to the go further into a posture).

We bring to the mat whatever we want to, and leave with whatever we want to take with us.  Today I brought a busy mind to the mat.  I left with a relaxed mind ready to take on the busy world again.  The great thing about self practice is you only have yourself to compete with.  You can do whatever you want.  You can sit on the mat and do nothing, you can push yourself to the limit, or you can hold a posture for days.  It is all up to you.  You ultimately will be the deciding factor on whether you "succeed" in the practice you sat down and intended for yourself.  It is a great life lesson.