As my son transitions from “little kid” to “kid”, I’m increasingly aware of the need to walk my talk. Yoga and meditation steady my inner rhythm, yet how to translate this for my son? Lately, I’ve turned to modern interpretations of ancient yoga philosophy for guidance. Aspiring to reverence and love, in this month’s Off […]
Riding roller coasters. A bike with gears. Sleepovers and chapter books. And time for my own thoughts again. The poignant gains and losses that come with independence, this month, in Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Look for me the first Monday of every month on the Hilltown Families Blog.
Yoga in the classroom? A different sort, I suppose. Sit. Listen. Stay. Connecting ancient yoga philosophy to Thursday morning reading lessons, this month, in Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Look for me the first Monday of every month on the Hilltown Families Blog.
“Practice is the sustained effort to rest in stillness. The practice becomes firmly rooted when it is cultivated skillfully and continuously for a long time.” — Chip Hartranft, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, a New Translation
“Regrouping, then setting an intention and deciding to follow one particular direction, will open up opportunities that otherwise would not have been available.” Nicholai Bachman, the Path of the Yoga Sutras
The student of yoga who learns to balance himself internally at every level, physical, emotional, mental, frees himself from this hellish to-ing and fro-ing and lives in harmony with the natural world. Because he is stable, he can adapt to outside changes. The flexibility we gain in asana is the living symbol of the suppleness […]
In stillness true power requires no exertion, no effort. Simply practice yoga. Then awareness will case to waver, untouched by the swirling winds of thought, worry, and desire. — The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 3.10 from Yoga, Power, and Spirit: Patanjali the Shaman by Alberto Villoldo
Two weeks into kindergarten, and my boy got ON the bus this morning! He’s been taking the bus home since day one. Saying bye to his teacher and greeting Mama at the driveway worked just fine. The kind heart of the sixth grader next door, the one willing to sit with the scared kindergartener, was […]
Tomorrow morning, we’ll go to kindergarten orientation. I remind myself, we’ve been here before. Here’s my reflection from three years ago. Here I sit in the Mama room, watching the antics of 9 toddlers and 3 teachers through the two way mirror. Toddler TV, some Mom has dubbed it. My son started pre-preschool last […]