GIVE THE GIFT OF EXPERIENCE ON MOTHERS DAY

Express gratitude for your mommas this Mother's Day through the gift of experience.
Mother's Day is here, and every year, we're expected to express our love for our mothers through expensive chocolates, necklaces, bracelets, perfumes - things that will be inevitably forgotten, lost or eaten in a matter of months. This year, we're suggesting you try something with a little more staying power- the gift of experience.


A few weeks ago, I brought my mom to her very first yoga class. You see, I've been trying to bring my mom to a yoga class for nearly ten years- as long as I've been practicing. The decade of persuasion has been a tough one. In the beginning, when I would mention yoga, she would roll her eyes- thinking I was delving into some sort of weird voodoo practice. As the years passed, and as yoga became more "main-stream", I could feel my mom develop more of an interest in yoga- I mean, if Dr.Oz is talking about yoga, there's got to be something to it, right?

So there we were, ten years later walking into Peg City Yoga's beautiful space together. She was nervous, scared, intimidated. I got all of the usual anxiety-ridden comments before bringing someone to their first class. "What if I can't do it? What if I'm the oldest person in the class?" To which I respond: "You will be able to DO it- because yoga isn't just about the asanas (postures). There are variations to the postures and the only thing you have to worry about it feeling comfortable. Never push yourself. Just breathe, mom. And you're not going to be the oldest person in the class. And if for the slightest chance you are, who cares?" 

So my mom completed her first yoga class. As we walked out, I asked her what she thought. 
"I can't believe how nice everyone is." she said. I smiled. 
"And if was very peaceful. And that laying down one..." she started.
"Savasana?" I asked.
"Yeah, I love that one."

Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there. You are loved and appreciated more than you will ever know.

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