Sunday, March 9, 2008
Is Goodnight Moon a Yoga Book?
I read this book every night to my daughter. After a recent conversation with my friend Mary I started to contemplate why is this book, Goodnight Moon, a classic? Why is it "timeless"? It is so simple. Almost too simple. It starts out noticing parts of a room. Then it says goodnight to parts of the room.
Like yoga practice. We take notice. We become aware of our room. We come into our body like we come into a room. We come into the present moment by noticing, becoming aware and taking our attention to different parts of our body and our breath.
Like yoga practice. We say goodnight to our body parts, our yoga practice and even our breath in Savasana, the corpse pose.