Monday, June 5, 2017

balance regained

When Daniel was little I first got the courage to do Sirsasana in the middle of the room. I did it triumphantly a few times, then I fell. I was too much in the head, and not enough in the pose. When I fell, I fell on some of Daniel's toys and hurt my back. It took a while to recover. That was back in 2012/2013. Now 4-5 years later, as a much different Yoga student and teacher I have again been able to do that pose in the middle of the room, and Daniel has taken pictures of me getting into the pose.

It is fun seeing what yoga looks like from my son's point of view, imperfect is what comes to mind. But as Geeta Iyengar, in Yoga: a Gem for Women, says "Motherhood is woman's ordained duty. It is not merely a physical state, but a divine state." There Yoga and my faith have no separation. In 1935 the 1st Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stated, "Motherhood is near to divinity, it is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels."

So as I look at yoga and see my milestones begin to grow. I am grateful to have my children document and photobomb my pictures.