While many people think of yoga as poses on a mat, The Yoga of Parenting book supports people in bringing the spiritual principles of yoga into their lives—particularly their families. Ezrin encourages parents to slow down, become present with our children and ourselves, and act with more compassion. Each chapter highlights a yogic posture and theme and explores how it relates to parenting, including presence, boundaries, balance, and nonattachment—and includes prompts such as intention setting, breathwork, and journaling. These tools help us to become kinder to ourselves, more aware of our thoughts and actions, and more present in our lives—and in our parenting.
“Each chapter begins with the introduction of a different yoga pose and weaves that into a theme for the chapter. The author uses the theme to explore different parenting topics such as presence, boundaries, parenting styles, etc. She then offers a real-world example using stories from other parents to illustrate these topics.”
“Each chapter includes how to take these ideas back to the mat or for a “breath break” and ends with a Cliff-note style bullet point list of 10 takeaways from that chapter. It’s an easy-to-read and organized way to weave together yoga and parenting.”
“The most common theme of this book is identifying self-awareness so we can step back, take a breath, and remind ourselves not to be so tough on ourselves. We cannot run on an empty tank, so it’s important to take care of ourselves so we can better take care of our kids and families and be present with them.”
“I like that the examples the author offers through sharing other parents’ stories are diverse. There are single parents, divorced parents, stepparents, etc. used to demonstrate the different themes. It’s a nice book.”
“This book is a useful reminder to give yourself grace and kindness as a parent. Mothering and mom guilt are hard and real, so it’s nice to have this reminder.”
“I like the author’s easy-to-read style and relatable experiences.”