When last did you really connect with and embody all the characteristics that you once had as a child? We are so busy either looking after our own children or grandchildren or generally struggling to make our way in the world that we forget so easily that carefree youth we once had. But on our mats we really can revisit our childlike, playful, enquiring qualities and emotions, where we were untainted and free of habitual patterns.
Its so sad that in modern western tradition we have an uncanny desire to grow up as soon as we can, be free from our parents clutches and make our own choices.
Then at the other end of the spectrum we suddenly want to screech to a grinding halt as we dread getting old. Being a child is the only time in our lives where we have no responsibility and can just exist. It’s such a luxury.
Babies and children are actually the closest things to liberated souls as they are in harmony with themselves and funnily enough yoga manifests quite naturally in their supple bodies. It is quite common to observe children performing yoga asanas or yoga mudras that support their physical and mental development. It has been said that children are born yogis. So when on your mats visit asanas that not only have anti aging benefits but also ones that have true characteristics of children. Enjoy in the delights of reconnecting with the inner child, both physically and emotionally.