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 11, 2013

Day 341 - Fear stops connections

Today was all about bears.  Patrick and I spent the morning in Katmai national park with several bears.  It was a top 10 experience.  The guide was Alaska Bear Adventures.  I was awake at 4:00 a.m. and finally got to yoga later in the night.  It was surprising how much energy I still had.  I ended up doing a portion of the Ashtanga series.  This whole week I decided to take it easier in my practice.  Today I was not demanding on myself for most of the poses.

Have you ever heard the saying never come between a mother bear and her cub.  Although this is very true in most circumstances today was not the same.  I got to hang out with two mother bears with their cubs.  I was taking the above picture on foot.  Not in a car, not in a boat, but by foot.  There was nothing to seperate the bear from attacking me.  I did not once feel any fear during this situation.  I knew that we both respected each others space.

How many experiences do we face in life that we do not do because of fear.  Now how many times does this fear come to us and we really do not know the true facts?  How much of our lives are fears that are actually false?  How much of these fears actually control our lives?

The momma bear and its cub both could have run away. The mom could have feared for it's cubs life.  The mom could have not trusted us and attacked.  The honest truth was that there were just us and the bears.  There was no fear between any of us.  It was a beautiful few hours.  So beautiful we are going back tomorrow.  It was a reminder that fear stops connections.

So I ask you, what do you fear that you really know nothing about.