Three Hundred Twenty Two: Yoga

“Yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action, be it through inspired thought, properly nurturing our children, a painting, a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward.”     – Micheline Berry

Wednesday, November 19th

My daughter studies yoga in a delightful after school class. The girls come out of the hour-long stretch-fest with gappy-tooth smiles and giggles, needing help getting their shoes on. My daughter love-love-loves her teacher, and that is gold to me.

My girl has always been more akin to adults than she has with children. She’s a thoughtful and insightful child, and when she and I sat down with the class catalogue she was sad that the teacher who had taught her environmental club last year was no longer teaching at the school. She lit up at the thought of yoga, and I lit up at her lighting up! It’s lovely to stumble across shared interests with your children without pushing it on them.

Every Wednesday this autumn, I have picked her up one hour after the end of school. How amazing that she has been a boat, a goddess, a cat and a cow in that single hour.

Is exercise transformative for you?


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