When, as adults, we reflect back on our childhood, there are often skills and techniques we either didn’t learn at all or learned later in life, but which would have had a very positive and transformative impact on our lives, if we had learned those skills or had those insights while growing up.
In my case, one of the practices I wish I had learned at a much earlier age is yoga and meditation.
I didn’t discover yoga until I was about 24 years old, but what it gave me I could certainly have used many years earlier.
Yoga is not just ‘exercise’ and keeping the body fit and flexible, it is also a way of finding an inner peace, of feeling at home in the body. It is a practice for the body, the emotions, the mind and the soul.
In these chaotic times, yoga could be a much-needed addition to the school curriculum.
I have seen that in some places yoga is being taught to children, and I commend that. It is a very positive development.
But on to you:
What did you learn as an adult that you would have benefited from learning and knowing already as a child?
Are there children you can pass on that knowledge, skill or practice? Please share in the comments section below.
A few resources on children and yoga:
7 ways kids benefit from doing yoga
This post is written in celebration of the launch of the book I am co-authoring:
How to Teach the Universal Laws To Children: Universal Guidebook for Parents
One thing I wish I had learned as a child
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