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10 ZEN PARENTING PRINCIPLES I LEARNED FROM YOGA:
1. Practice Non-Violence
2. Develop a Mantra
5. Connect to Your Breath
6. Keep Flowing – Moving Meditation
7. Stay on Your Own Mat
8. If it’s Too Strenuous, Go to Child’s Pose
9. Keep Coming Back to Your Mat
10. Beginners Mind
To stay in beginners mind means to maintain an openness – to honor that we – and our children – are ever-changing. It entails being responsive to our inner selves and outer selves. And knowing that we really never KNOW ourselves, our children, or our partner. We are always changing. And that’s a beautiful thing.
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