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 25, 2013

Day 355 - Rawmaste everyone!

It is always harder to do downward dog while a dog thinks it means you want to play.  

Today I went to Full Circle Yoga to do a hot yoga class with Kristen Schneider.  I have been in a real good mood over the last couple days.  I am definitely on an emotional high.  Things may not be running as smooth as I would like, but I continue to feel like each day is a new opportunity.  I am seeing that life is not about making my life run smooth, but rather how I choose to see the external world.  I can always see the life that is not working out for me, or the lessons that have led me to move throughout my life.  The real answer is just keep moving forward and go out to the world with an open heart.

Today is day 1 of my vegan raw diet for the next 30 days. I have my fridge stocked and I am ready to go.  I did a 7 day raw diet about 1 month ago.  I did not feel a giant effect during the diet, but after I went off the raw diet I felt much more heavy and in a way more unhealthy.  I decided that I wanted to do this the right way and take some tests both before and after the raw diet.  I have heard so many health benefits that can happen just by changing your diet.  I went to a doctor today and got my pretest levels.  I am pretty excited to see what happens,

I was talking to my friend yesterday who has recently decided to become sober.  We were pointing out how some people tend to point out your issue that you recently started to overcome.  Rather then be proud of the fact that he has chosen to live a healthy and sober lifestyle, people turn to point out that they feel sorry for him because his problem is so big that he no longer can control his drinking.  It is really ridiculous.  He is becoming healthy, why would you feel sorry for him?  Same thing happened and still happens to me.

I was talking to my doctor today about how I have been 9 year sober, I have changed my diet, and I have been doing yoga 6 days a week for the last year.  It made me feel really good how I feel like I have switched my lifestyle from an unhealthy individual to what I feel, see, and know is a healthy person.  I will write more about this tomorrow.  For now here is a video blog of me starting my Raw diet.  (You cannot view this on emails, but rather you will need to go to the actual webpage)