Remember that time we created LIFE with our BODIES and were rewarded with sleepless nights, sore nips, and saddlebags? Because we do (and so do our jeans). While we told ourselves for all those months that we had earned the right to eat Cheetos and pickles in bed, the truth is, it caught up to us. Big time. And unless you have the metabolism and bank account of Victoria Beckham, it’s kind of hard to find the time, energy, or money to get to the gym post-baby. Read more
Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don’t think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. The bustling pace of our children’s lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy—and usually not for the better.
I have found that yoga can help counter these pressures. When children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition—is a great gift to give our children. Read more