Ella has been living yoga since she was conceived. Yoga is a natural part of our life. It connects us to our goal of living a healthy, centered and calm life. It connects us to Mother Nature and everything that is Divine. It is my gift to her and the world she lives in. It is a place for her to go when she needs to breath, to be still, to open her heart and to listen to the quiet that wants to speak to us all.
One of my favorite artists to listen to that nurtures our lifestyle is Snatam Kaur. She is an amazing woman. Watch this video and you will understand why. Ella and I love to sing along with her.
I recently discovered that Snatam has an album with beautiful songs and mantras for children. Click here to listen to it. I highly recommend it - it is wonderful music to start the day off. I gifted it to Vivian and now she is singing along with us -- it is feel good music. I also bought this and we love it! Ella no longer naps and this video is my nap-time indulgence on the days that I need to step back for some of my own peace and quiet. I also like that Ella sees other children her age engaging in yoga even if it is on a video. I don't want to commit to a class. I want Ella to know that yoga is not a sport or a group activity but a profound way of life. You can do yoga anywhere - it is always there for you when you need it - it is a gift that gives you what you need.
I asked Ella to think of something funny in this photo- she paused then started laughing - I asked her what came to mind - she said "Daddy chasing Vivy." Vivian runs away a lot especially when she doesn't want to do something. Perhaps soon Vivian will do more than sing along and begin to find her peace and joy in yoga as well
and perhaps stop making us chase her.
I found this page and the girls enjoyed coloring and imitating the poses - not a lesson but just pure yogi fun.