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Love the children, even if it is hard

Let me tell you, the last few weeks have been some serious challenges going on around me (and inside of me!).  Most of you know that when I am not in “yoga teacher” mode, I also work in a school district as a techno nerd queen aka network administrator.  Working with students shows us that kids can be our biggest teachers sometimes.  We really have to never forget to love our kids each and every day, (especially when they upset us and we do not want to) because that is when they need it the most.  Take time to check in with your kids or some student you may know and find out what’s up with them.  It can be hard sometimes to peel that onion down and get to the real story but when you do, you will find all kinds of interesting thoughts and things going on that may surprise you.

When I was recently going through a rough patch with my teenage son, (yeah, those happen! Remember when you were a teen???)  I was having a really hard time getting him to share what was going on with him.  He ju…

Finding your edge

A phrase that I often tell my yoga students is to "find your edge in the pose" which I am referring to keeping the integrity of the pose and move yourself a little deeper than you might normally to experiment with what is new in the pose for you.  Yesterday I ventured out into the wilds of Vermont with my son who taught me how to ice climb.  I was finding my edge in almost every aspect of this adventure!  I was scared, excited, curious and invigorated all at once.  I had to keep reminding myself to breathe and think about ways to conserve energy.  Nature is always such a good teacher of the yoga lessons that I teach.  The teacher becomes the student!