I have the cutest little daughter in the world named Kennedy. Even though she’s only five years old, it’s quite possible that she’s said more words in her short life than I’ve said in my 30 or so years of human existence. Her mouth spits out sentences from the second she wakes up (way too early…) to the split second before her eyes shut and her brain turns off for the night. It’s a fairly constant and rapid barrage.
I bring this up only because Kennedy also likes to join me for yoga on occasion, which always turns into a major jabberfest about how flexible she is some directions, how she can’t find her yoga for kid’s book, how she thinks President Obama talks too much, how she wishes we still had a swimming pool because it’s so hot outside, how she can’t do push ups, how she learned how to sing “Party in the U.S.A.” from her friend at preschool, how the government isn’t doing enough to stop the oil spill, etc., etc., etc….
This morning after I finished running (she sprinted along for the last 1/2 mile), Kennedy and I walked out to the dock behind the house and she joined me for part of my yoga routine. Of course we chatted up a storm, and I think my favorite comment of the day from her was when we were both doing down dog and she told me how crazy it is that SHE invented downward facing dog. I could only laugh and agree with her.
Oddly enough, today was also the first day that she started mimicking the ujjayi breath sound her daddy makes. As I helped her get the right stance for Warrior I pose, I had to do a double-take when she began breathing in a slow, noisy, rhythmic pattern. I’m not gonna lie though, the ujjayi breathing only lasted a few seconds before Kennedy started into the stream of consciousness conversation I’m very familiar with. We had fun and it was a great way to start the day.
It also didn’t hurt to wake up to a very kind and generous blog review of Daily Cup of Yoga on The Magazine of Yoga website, which I happily recently discovered. Many thanks Susan for the kind words and encouragement!