Perfect Moment Monday: Proud Warrior

February 23, 2014

in Perfect Moment, Reed

My yoga mat has become a sacred space, imbued with my own energy — de-frenzified for a few moments. When I roll it out and begin my practice, my body responds by breathing more deeply. My mind responds by yoking itself to my breath and my body. My spirit responds by settling in, by more fully occupying the cells of my physical body.

One morning this month, my spirit soared over the mat next to me. My son joined me at yoga class. Not just because he’s an athlete and knows that doing yoga will help him gain strength, flexibility, balance and focus. But just to be with his mama. My son got up early on a day off to hang out with me doing what I like to do.

boy in warrior 2 yoga pose

Yoga wasn’t easy for him. He struggled but didn’t quit. For the final pose, savasana (corpse pose in which all you do is relax, the yin to the rest of the practice’s yang) our hands reached out to each other, loving through our bodies and souls.

In that moment of union, all was perfection.


A happy moment will seed ten thousand more.Notes from the Universe.

Which explains why it’s in my interest (and yours) to notice perfect moments.


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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Ratna February 23, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Love it! ;-)


a February 23, 2014 at 10:16 pm


My girl sometimes exercises with me – although that occasionally consists of her laying on the couch watching me exercise. I think it’s great to model a healthy lifestyle, even as I’m feeding the kid M&Ms…


Cristy February 23, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Love this!!! Especially the mind-movie of the final pose. Priceless!!


Hazel Lee February 24, 2014 at 5:18 am

Oh, I love this post! It’s so beautiful that you and your son could share this perfect moment. It’s something special you will always share together. =)


Geochick February 24, 2014 at 8:02 am

Awwww, so sweet!


Walker Thornton February 24, 2014 at 8:29 am

What a nice story… boys can be so lovely and sweet. Thank you for sharing this perfect moment…will nudge me find one in my day!


RobinJP February 24, 2014 at 11:04 am

I bet you wanted to lie in that resting pose forever! Beautiful post, Lori.


Haralee February 24, 2014 at 11:05 am

How very sweet! I think being present and recognizing a perfect moment is a skill that you captured.


jjiraffe February 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Lovely. I have been doing yoga with my daughter sometimes, although she is much better at it. It’s been wonderful.


JoAnne Bennett February 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Our children grow-up so quickly. I love how you have found a way to savor the sweet moments.


Mel February 25, 2014 at 7:44 pm

A very sweet moment. I love that your hands came together between your mats.


Kathy February 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Awesome! Thank you for sharing and hosting PMM for so long! xoxo


St. Elsewhere February 28, 2014 at 11:31 pm



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