I have something to admit. Something like a guilty pleasure that I LOVE!
Ready for it?
Okay - no need to be guilty about this pleasure…
I love children’s books!
I can hide my love of these books very easily as a mother of a two and four-year-old. I even take out all the books on my children’s library card. No one would ever know that it is me who does all the picks and gets a little high every time I pick up all my holds (36 this week!) at the library. I even have the strategy of picking only the new arrival books so we (me!) are the first to touch, smell and crack the spine!
The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) makes it very easy for those addicted to books to find and borrow what we want! Its app is frequently used on my phone. This past week I was scrolling through the books, for my children (wink), and came across two new children’s books about yoga. I couldn’t resist as I added them to our growing list of requests.
The two books, titled, Good Night Yoga and I Am Yoga. Beautifully illustrated and written for their audience, these two books take children (and adults) on an imaginary yoga journey wrought with animals, bugs and nature. I've written about kids yoga before so I've dabbled a bit. Yet, I'd never seen a book (I Am Yoga) encourage such mindfulness and breath work for kids. Good Night Yoga also connects a yoga practice to bedtime, which is a brilliant way to end the day, for children and adults alike!
To be honest, I hoarded the two books and the picture above what only taken when my son found the books and said, "hey mom, why aren't these with the rest of the library books?".
Whoops! Now this may be a guilty pleasure!
Regardless, I look at reading as another form of self-love and self care, just as how yoga fits into my world.
What do you love?
P.S. And this is my practice this week, aptly named "I Love".
Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.