Yoga & Meditation & Kiddies, Oh my!

In addition to my family goals for 2013, I have a couple of personal goals I’ll be working on. The first, and most important goal, is to begin a daily practice of meditation and yoga. These two practices have been whispering my name for the past few years; this last year, however, has seemed more like a ferocious roar. The push to practice may be due to me being in a state of constant interruption; I do miss the grounded, peaceful feeling I used to have pre-motherhood. I want it back. I need it back. So, the question is… how do I get it back?

Instagram. Well, sort of. I follow a fabulous yoga teacher on Instagram and she issued a challenge to her followers (and anyone else that’s game) to practice yoga every single day in January. If that isn’t a sign from above, I don’t know what is. I instantly signed up and will even be purchasing a new yoga mat to show my commitment. Yay, me!

Now, I have to be honest. I know some days it will be a “challenge” to meet the challenge. And if I was a betting girl, I’d bet that my kiddies will have a lot to do with that. That’s why I plan to include them as much as possible. I found a great little list of yoga books and DVDs for practicing with children. I’m sure these will be great learning tools for both children and I.

Along with doing yoga daily, I will be meditating for at least 5 minutes per day. Five minutes may seem like a very short amount of time, and it is, but it’s a start. Starting small is still starting, right? I also want to start meditating with my children with the hopes that one day it will be just as regular part of our day. We may even inspire my hubby to join in. Miracles do happen, you know. 🙂


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