LA based Yogi Julie Carmen shares with bkbmoms different yogic principles than can be applied to play with children…
When our hearts feel joyful, the practice of yoga and meditation can be themselves playful. The lessons we learn in this path: equanimity, focus, stability, resilience, perseverance, union, connection and balance translate well into the language and practice of play and it is possible to bring these into playtime with children. When we incorporate these, we can cultivate an experience of attunement: being or bringing into harmony; a feeling of being “at one” with another being. When that synchronicity happens through play, it builds a healthy foundation for interpersonal relationships.
Our resistance to pure play with our own children can be compared to our resistance to being present in yoga. I hear from people who don’t like yoga that “yoga is boring,” and I hear from parents that, “making the trucks go brrrrr and changing the doll’s clothes doesn’t hold a candle to watching the Heat.”
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