“Why Schools Are Banning Yoga”

My perspective: fear.

The following article presents the religious intrusion perspective, but even before reading the article, this is the truth I know. When I do yoga for my health and well being, as a Christian, I am taking care of the temple (my body) God gave me because that is what I am supposed to do.

Plus I do yoga for me because the movements and poses relax me, stimulates my body and its organs for good health, and helps to prevent injuries by keeping my body limber and flexible. Proof is I am sixty four, healthy, and active. I take no medications and I have more flexibility than people much younger than me, as noted by a yoga instructor a few months ago when I participated in a few of her yoga sessions.

A perspective to consider is anyone who is fearful of yoga needs to examine what they are truly fearful of because yoga, like anything we do, becomes what we choose it to be. Yes, for some it is a spiritual practice, but for others, yoga is simply one important way we take care of ourselves simply because it works, like walking.

Therefore, please don’t throw out yoga because children need to learn early how to best take care of themselves and yoga as a health practice excels. And do not worry if a child choose to see yoga as a spiritual practice–remember everyone has the right to choose their own beliefs. And if your belief brings you peace and joy, your children will come back to the belief after they have explored other beliefs, so do not fear, but rejoice in the benefits to be reaped by all, especially their good health.


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Linked article by Alia Wong for The Atlantic on Pocket Worthy



SIBLING RIVALRY … The Fights Go On, But Here’s What We May Not Have Known

From generation to generation to generation, the battles go on, but here’s some great tips for parents from the author on how to teach the children to resolve not just their conflicts, but also to empower siblings to resolve conflicts with other people throughout their lives … something we can learn at any time when we parent ourselves later in life to become more mature adults.
Of course, as the eldest child and eldest granddaughter who left home the day I turned sixteen, I’m still working on conflict resolutions skills I did not develop because my care-taking skills were being developed by a lot of babysitting 😊
However, what has helped is learning to value … respect other people, regardless of any other factors, creating peace in one’s heart at the very least. Another benefit of increasing one’s “Respect Level” is developing the skills to establish good boundaries, resolve differences, agree to disagree, and if need be to walk away gracefully, inside and out. … to “live and let live.”
Most importantly, with the new understanding that sibling rivalry is normal, to be expected, has a valid purpose, and with wisdom, and can be managed well, my heart is lightened by forgiveness, hope, and best wishes for all. Hope yours is too.
Thanks New York Times and Ms. Dell’Antonia. Ms. Dell’Antonia writes frequently about parenthood.


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