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  • Paula Presswood

Parents Who Practice Yoga are Different




I love my yoga practice. I often refer to going to class as heading to church, because for me, the lessons fill my soul. The rigour of the movements wrings out my anxiety and quiets my overactive brain. Challenging my body while listening to its needs and limits was something I had never considered through years of gruelling boot camps and training where I would push to my max every time. Or try to top my personal best, even in the face of injuries. I measured my worth in pounds lifted or speed achieved, or distance clocked all the while feeling like a failure. Enter yoga: the practice of acceptance, inner peace and mindfulness among so many other things. The magic of the yoga practice spills out into every facet of life, especially how we parent.


1. Gratitude is everything.