“Oh My Yoga!” – Wild Family TV Show #5

“Oh My Yoga!” – Wild Family TV Show #5


Wild Family TV is a show that helps
kids and parents grow together. Let’s all grow together. So I guess you could say yoga
helped me find myself, and find a really true sense of purpose that I never felt before. Um. And a strong
sense that I’m here to make a difference. Here to see what it means to live truly.
What it means to live consciously, mindfully. And it’s not that simple. It takes a lot of changes in personal
habits that will would ripple out into our culture. So at that point I started
a local project in Austin. It’s called LoveATX. And it’s been all about bringing people together
and supporting a shift in culture as I said, into a more mindful culture. So this is giving respect to living
locally, healthy, creative, conscious, and sustainable. So as I continue, my passion is
in living at that embodiment of what it means to respect
not only myself and my heart. My community. My family. My friends. But it goes beyond our human experience, really,
to learn how to live in respect to the Earth. And to have a minimal impact on our planet.
And what does that mean if you’re living in an urban space to live sustainably?
So, every day that’s what I strive to do: to live in alignment with my values. And everything I learn. And how I can
create that streamlined, simple life. And then share that with others
to make it possible. To make it doable and accessible. So that it doesn’t seem like this
difficult, inconvenient thing to do, to respect the Earth. Experiencing this amazing planet. Just remembering how blessed
this experience is. To hear the birds. Feel the sun. And just find presence. I am yoga. When I feel small in a world so big. When I wonder how I fit in. When the world is spinning so fast. I tell my wiggling body: be still. I tell my thinking mind: be quiet. I tell my racing breath: be slow. I close my eyes and make room in my mind in my heart; to create and
imagine: I am yoga. I can touch the sky. I am so tall. I can soar among the clouds.
I am so free. I can sparkle with the stars.
I shimmer and I shine. I can dance with the moon.
I light up the night. I can sail on the sea. I go with the flow. I can open my heart. I feel love.
I can see far and wide. I am focused. I can turn things upside down.
I am playful. I can stand up for me.
I can stand up for others. I can stand up for peace. I can open like a flower. I am beautiful.
I can carry beauty with me. I am full. I can say I’ve had enough for today.
I relax. I can rest. I am calm. Now the world is just the right speed.
Now my world is just the right size. Now I see I fit in just fine. I am yoga. I can be anything. These kids growing up today are growing up growing up in a world that uses
a lot of technology. Kids are sitting still. In general, parents are less likely to let their kids go run out
in the neighborhood or play outside because of safety concerns that are heightened. It’s just a different time.
We really have to re-think how we’re teaching kids.
And the messages we’re sending, which are to kind of be contained. I feel like the work that I’m doing
right now is undoing some of that. Just showing them how they can move. And how they can, you know,
that the real way to succeed in life is to move through it.
And not to be static in it. Both figuratively and literally. We We have to move. We need to move.
Humans are designed to move. Children are designed to learn through play. And so, if we can just teach these three things:
to move your body often, and in various ways. No matter what you’re doing. There’s a way
to do it, um, to help your brain focus and pay attention, and learn. And then to play
and learn through play. And to be mindful. Then I feel like we’re all going to
raise a healthier, happier generation. And that’s kind of what I try to do. To be good at what you do.
And to love what you do. I feel like that is the insurance
that you might also be able to be successful at it. And so that’s the advice that I end up
giving my kids these days. Instead of providing them with those two old-fashioned ideas, like, Be a doctor or a lawyer. You know, be a doctor or a lawyer if that’s what you love.
Let’s figure out what you love. Because I really believe
when you do what you love when you’re so passionate about it,
the work is not work anymore. Right? It’s like labor of love. And so I
do work a lot of hours when I can. I shift it all around and make time
for my kids and family life. But the hours are still there, I’m putting them in. But each hour that I spend working
on my business and teaching yoga and sharing yoga, is doing something
I love. But, um, maybe it’s just having a moment of space where we take a deep breath.
And that’s yoga. You know. Or a time to lay down in that pose
called savasana, where you lay on your back.
And maybe your little one is cuddled up with you, or even nursing while
you’re doing it, um, but it’s yoga. Yoga means union. Anytime we show up together and we’re
feeling connected and in a state of union, it’s yoga. And that’s what Yoga Illumined
is creating the space for: that experience of union. Today, on Kat’s Kitchen,
we’re going to be making a chia seed endurance drink. Yesterday
I filmed a birth, and the only thing that I had to eat for about 12 hours was this
drink. So that tells me there’s something really special about this drink. And it’s
delicious. And the kids like it too. So, it’s really easy to make. First, we’re going to fill our cup with water. So you can use lime or lemon,
whichever you prefer. I’m gonna use lime. But I like lemon too. I’m gonna squeeze a half a lemon into a glass of water. Add about a teaspoon of honey. And
this is a tablespoon of chia seeds. The chia seeds have been used by
Native American cultures for stamina when they can’t eat. And so it’s a really good thing for hot
summer days when you might be out or you might be traveling. Cabe used one when he was out in the desert
camping. He drank something like this, and, um, it really helped. him. The chia seeds
help you to stay hydrated in the heat. They help with nervousness.
They help with insomnia. And they have omega 3 fatty acids. And you let them sit for about five minutes. And that’s it. Put it in water.
Or you could put it in coconut milk and make a kind of a pudding.
We like that too. We call it chia pudding. Oh, and another treat you can do is put sparkling
water in them. And the kids like that too. Did you like it? Uh huh.
Gabriel just likes the honey. For me as a parent, as a single parent as
well, I think it was very difficult in the beginning to juggle both work, this career,
and trying to raise a child. And also integrating this yogic
lifestyle into our lives. And it’s great, because she talks about it all the time. She’s pretty much the best
salesperson for us. Anytime I’m at the park, she’s always
playing with other kids and always like, “Do you know that
there’s a children’s yoga studio?” So, she’s brought in quite a few
clients for us, which is incredible. She’s She’s quite the salesperson.
She’s an entrepreneur herself. She and her friend started, wrote up
a business plan, which is incredible. And completely out of nowhere.
And in direct competition to my business. And she called it
The Little Peace House. Yeah, she had a logo. She worked on a video. I mean, she’s 8 years old and I was very impressed
but also very honored to see that I’ve had this effect on her. You
know, starting my own business and trying to raise a family. And so, with her taking
it upon herself to kind of like say, I wanna start a business, you know. And I’m just really
proud of her. And just feel really honored that I’ve influenced her in this way. In a
positive way. I would not be where I am now without her. Um, you know, she’s completely
changed my life as far as career and just how to raise a family. And how to raise it
in a non-traditional way. You know. Obviously this wasn’t planned. And I didn’t have an idea of ever
raising a child on my own and starting a business,
but that’s what life has thrown my way. And I’ve made it the best I could. And she’s been a tremendous
help in that. Yes, so, like many entrepreneurs there’s always
a gap that you see in your world. And I think that you start to get
that itch to fill it. Like, ah, there’s a gap
and that needs something. And for me the big gap was the
challenge of merging my career and even just business itself with kids.
With raising children. And even in society, you know,
you go out and you’re always trying to keep your kid happy, and there’s this world
that’s staring back at you, like, “Why is your child crying?” “Oh, we’re in the public grocery store,
shouldn’t you have a quiet child?” Or, “We’re in the bank, shouldn’t you have
a quiet child?” It’s like, no, they’re children. So, why are there not more play areas in public
places? Like, why are these worlds so separate? Luckily, Austin already has this open-mindedness
that’s like, “OK, what? OK, this is different.” And it also allowed us to start off small.
Like people called the space over at Rosewood: “Oh it’s very Austin eclectic.” You know,
it’s like you can kind of get by without this perfectly pristine brick-and-mortar. You can also bring in your stuff
that you found at the thrift store and have this really awesome, you know,
kind of throw-it-together design too And people are curious. And so I didn’t have the huge, I think,
overhead that I would’ve had in some city. I did all the interior decorating
and everything. So entrepreneurs. I dunno. People in Austin, there’s a lot of support
for you doing your own thing. Kind of dancing to your own beat. And people, yeah, they wanna
support that. If you like our show let us know.
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