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, July 9, 2013

Day 338 - Feeling the energy of the crowd

There is something about doing yoga in a cramped hotel room that makes it more tough to get in the zone.  Today I went to a conference all day for work.  The conference is called Mozcon  (a marketing conference in Seattle).  My mind was so stimulated and excited from all the great speakers today.  I had about 90 minutes between the conference and leaving to the Mariners game.  It was very hard for me to settle my mind today.  I decided my best action was to do the Ashtanga series that would keep my body moving and try my best to calm my mind.

Tonight at the game I was brought back to my love of baseball when I was a kid.  I used to know and follow every player and every game of the Cincinnati Reds throughout the 80's.  I cannot watch much baseball on tv, but when I am there at the stadium there is something that gets me excited.  I can feel the energy in the air and it puts a big smile on my face.

Doing yoga alone in a hotel room is like watching baseball on TV.  I cannot feel the energy that come from other people.  I do not get the same outcome.  I would like to be able to sit on a mat alone and find the same type of zone that I do when I am around other yogis.  Maybe though it is that I just prefer to feel the energy of the crowd.

For a lot of us we will have days like I had today.  I ran around all day and had only 90 minutes to squeeze in yoga.  The only choice I had was to throw a yoga mat down on the floor.  I think if I got into the routine of doing this everyday I would eventually find my zone.  If this is your only choice it is where you start.

TV is where I first started to love baseball.  After seeing my first live game I always wanted to go back to feel that energy of the crowd.  I think this is how I am right now with yoga.