"When you learn, teach, when you get, give." --Maya Angelou
my yoga/meditation teacher had asked me months ago if i could take some pictures for her to use.
i'm sharing them now, along with my favorite breaths and simple meditations.
really they are simple.
and i'm not being overly dramatic when i say they saved my life.
i'm hoping that i can teach many of these "tools" to my kids now.
in the above picture davis and i are doing the "dance of connection."
it is again, so simple.
you sit cross-legged across from one another, link hands, and just move your hands around in any direction, while looking at each other.
this one works really well for davis.
the first time we did it was when there was some intense sibling "stuff" going on and he came to tell me about it.
i chose not to say anything and just asked him to come sit next to me.
we linked hands and i told him i would follow his lead in his hands.
he would push, pull, go up high and low. . .and we were both laughing and happy.
at the end, the tension was totally diffused.
change your breath, change your emotion.
i'm still working on it, trust me.
but, it's working.
p.s. that photo at the top? notice davis' real smile (hard to catch when the camera is on)? we had really been doing a little impromptu dance of connection and that is how happy he really was:).