May your day be filled with smiles and solace, and perhaps some messy joy that turns your world upside down. Re-posting my musings n Motherhood, in this month’s Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Look for me the first Monday of every month on the Hilltown Families Blog.
Mothers Day may be late on the calendar this year, but my kiddo is not letting me forget. On Motherhood, in this month’s Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Look for me the first Monday of every month on the Hilltown Families Blog.
One of the many things I love about my job is how it keeps me in a perpetual state of learning. I’m picky about my teachers (the ones I choose, anyway! Life has a way of giving me new and different teachers each and every day.) The yoga and healing field, like anywhere, has its […]
Her name, appropriately, was Grace. She came two or three times to my yoga class at the university gym. A conundrum of drop in classes is that it’s impossible to plan a class sequence, and as a relatively newly minted teacher prone to anxiety, I managed my teaching anxiety by planning my class from start […]
Live from the heart his week. Share your heartfelt desires. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Weave heartstrings. Eat hearty food – eat your heart out! Offer gratitude from the bottom of your heart. Let your heart guide you. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along and share […]
A new student came to my beginners class last week and told me of ongoing neck and shoulder problems. She returned tonight and shared with a smile that her neck and shoulder had been pain free all week. “I’ve slept better than I have in ages.” I love my job!!!
“What can I offer, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd I would give a lamb. If I were a Wise One, I would do my part. What can I give, now? Give my heart.” – Christina G. Rossetti
‘Tis the week of gratitude. Thanksgiving. ‘Tis the season of giving. For there to be giving, someone must receive. This week, accept help. Welcome thanks. Receive gifts offered from others. Receive gifts from within. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along and share what you discover!
Hosting a kindergarten friend after school recently, I was reminded of this overheard conversation from a few years ago. “Mommy,” said our 5 year old friend. “Mommy, M says please.” “Yes, he does.” his mommy answers. “But Mommy, he’s 2. Kids at kindergarten don’t say please.” My boy was the polite toddler with long golden curls […]
If I limit yoga to the mat, I’ll not have much of a practice. Meditation Observe what is before me – the beauty, the mess, the legos, the laundry, the muddy hand prints – with acceptance. Breath work Remember to take a nostril breath in and out, not a sigh, before speaking. Mantra Sing the […]