Mornings can be an interesting time these days.  Since my daughter started at nursery a few weeks ago I’m never quite sure what to expect, be it tears (it’s hard to say goodbye when you’re three!) or giggles.  Either way, after the luxury of being a stay at home mum with no agenda for the last 14 months,  getting my little one washed,dressed, ready and out the door on time is definitely a challenge to my organisation skills!

This morning was different.  As I was gathering coats and boots together for the walk to nature nursery, my little girl asked if she could “do some Tara” – what she meant was yoga on youtube, courtesy of the lovely Tara Stiles.  I’ve always known that Leela enjoys trying out yoga poses with me, and she responds immediately to deep breaths and stillness when tantrums are imminent, but this direct request to do some yoga took me by surprise – and what a lovely surprise!  It really brought home the idea that our children respond to and mirror what we DO, what they see – and not necessarily to the advice we give them.  I figure, if she’s going to copy my actions, then it’s my responsibility to make sure that those actions are pretty AWESOME.  I won’t get it right all the time, but I consider yoga to be my way of being, applied to each and every moment that I manage to stay present (it’s a work in progress!).  Yoga is so much more than stretching on the mat – for me it’s about gratitude, self-care, intuition, movement, mindfulness – LOVE.  My hope is that Leela will pick up on all of these things, as well as the nice stretching – and know that anything is possible.

Love and light xo

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