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.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day 345 - I farted in yoga class today!

This is my 10 year old lab who has arthritis in his back hips.

I cannot believe I am down to 20 days left in my year of Yoga 308.  I flew on a red eye last night and maybe got 3 hours of good old airplane seat sleep.  I wanted to try to get my normal sleep patterns back so I decided not to take a nap.  I was looking forward to getting back into a yoga studio, so I decided to go to Full Circle Yoga.  I took an Ashtanga class with Steve Rubin.

After doing yoga in the hotel room for the last week it was good to be amongst other yogis and do the primary ashtanga series.  Here is the fun part.  So the pressure of the airplane sometimes does a big number on my stomach.  Gasses somehow get caught all up in there.  Eventually it decided that it wanted to escape.  Why not try to escape in the middle of class today.  The fart was not a quiet silent squeeze, but rather a fart that could be heard across the classroom.  I of course played it off and went on with the class.  Part of me wanted to just yell out "Yeah that was me."

I think there should be a requirement for everyone to make an obnoxious noise during a yoga class at some point in their life.  It causes us to allow ourselves to be imperfect.  I do not do these things during class so not to offend anyone, but I am glad I did today.  Yes I farted and I am not ashamed :)  Sorry to anyone in the class if I disrupted their concentration or breathing.

I also came home to my dog today.  (check out the above picture).  He surprises me how well he moves around for a dog that had ACL surgery and has arthritis in his hips.  When the tennis ball is involved he becomes a whole different being.  He does not feel pain, but rather he just feels excitement, joy, and desire.  He reminded me today on how we need excitement in our world.  We need dreams, determination, and desire for the things that are important to us.  These will keep us from falling into our "negative" emotions or sense of pain.
 
I am grateful for today for my dog teaching me that we need to focus on fulfilling our dreams.  Oh and also for farting today in class.