It’s National Poetry Month. The P in POEM is for Play. This week, get down on the floor and play with your child. Play trains. Play Minecraft. Play Magic cards, house, or make believe. If you don’t have a child in your life, play ball with your dog, keep away with your cat. Play 20 […]
Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness. – May Sarton
What do you see when you look in the mirror? What do you hear when you listen to your inner chatter? What do you notice when your kiddo reflects your habits, like it or not? A reflective look in this month’s column Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Look for me the first Monday […]
T.S. Eliot famously wrote “April is the cruelest month.” He did not live through this February in Massachusetts. Storm after storm brought sub-zero temps and snow measured in feet, not inches. School closings and delays, shoveling the roof and tending a sick kiddo, keeping the bird feeder full….canceled classes, rescheduled sessions, and MIA blog time. How […]
Let yourself pretend this week. Pretend play with your kids if you have them. Pretend play with yourself, parent or not. Pretend you like washing dishes. Pretend the freezing cold air feels refreshing. Pretend you are glad to hear the alarm clock. Pretend you adore each and every commuter on the road, train or bus with […]
Some issues you fix. Others need re-solving every day. Resolutions for the new year in this month’s column Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Look for me the first Monday of each month, sharing more about how yoga influences my parenting and vice versa.
Take time to play this week. Throw snowballs. Build a sand castle, block tower, blanket fort. Breakout the backgammon set. Or a deck of cards for solitaire. Or a musical instrument. Notice what a recreation break re-creates for you. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along and share […]
What do yoga and parenting have in common? Quite a lot, actually. Deep breathing Balance Mindfulness Play Strength and flexibility Inquiry Letting go
Savor. the taste of a fresh peach. the smell of a loved one’s hair. the sound of evening insects. the feel of sun on your skin. Notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along and share what you discover!
Fallen warrior is an effective posture to lift oneself out of the sandbox and dump sand from shorts pockets. Downward dog makes a great tunnel for trains. Bridge is useful during diaper changes. Tummy time is nothing more than locust for the diaper set. Early attempts to crawl show excellent plank form. Happy baby and […]