August 2016

Toddler yoga

August 24, 2016

I’ve been doing a lot of toddler yoga lately. And I don’t mean doing yoga with my toddler — I mean that my toddler is teaching me yoga. Teaching me to breathe. Teaching me to be present. Reminding me that all moments are temporary. We’ve had some challenging moments lately — he wants something he can’t have, he cries and screams, […]

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Practicing the Seventh Series

August 15, 2016

In the ashtanga practice there are six asana “series” — each with physical poses that are progressively more difficult. Most of us ashtangis don’t get past the 2nd or 3rd series. Interestingly, the little talked about final “seventh series” is not about physical poses, but rather refers to the practice of family life. I used to […]

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A new baby, a new microbiome

August 10, 2016

“During infancy the microbial equivalent of a land grab is occurring in the gut. Species that are successful in establishing early can persist for decades, and perhaps throughout life.” ~From “The Good Gut” by Justin and Erica Sonnenburg I’ve been thinking a lot about how to optimize my newborn’s gut microbiome. I thought about it a […]

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