Conscious Parenting – A Yoga Perspective
If there is righteousness in the heart,
There will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character,
There will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.
Where there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.
--Confucious 551-479 BC
Parenting from a yogic perspective simply means we invite inquiry into and reflection on every part of the experience. In other words, we search for our own truths and are open to the connection to all living sentient life forms. Being a good parent—or aunt, grandfather, teacher, or counselor—means different things to different people, but for those who have embarked upon and determine to incorporate the principles of yoga into daily life each action and decision (or non decision) becomes sacred.
For our planet to have a sustainable future we must begin teaching young men and women now the significant role they play in determining the future through decisions and thoughts made in the “now.” Prior to having children or creating a family, yoga can create a roadmap for the individual to follow and prepare for creating life from a place of love and enlightenment.
• Yoga – It’s Not Just for Breakfast : Conscious People “make” Conscious Parents
• How to Set the Optimal Stage for Conception : Creating the Perfect Environment
• Commit to Staying Healthy & Active Before / During / After the Pregnancy
• Importance of a Natural / Drug Free Delivery When Possible
• Raising a Child with Conscious Intention that Allows the Soul to Flourish
There is not a nobler cause than to undertake creating and shaping a human LIFE! The responsibility and rewards are huge and the impact of years of unconscious parenting and society is apparent. We can teach the next generation how to embrace their gifts or we can continue to live in fear. We can have children before we are awake and conscious or we can prepare and take this role with respect and humility. We can prepare our sacred space and heart for the celebration.
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
-- Joyce Maynard
Born in Bristol TN, deZengo (deNise) Moore has always felt the heartbeat of her Cherokee brothers and sisters. She has spent her life seeking a peaceful existence in harmony with nature. Much of her adult life has been exploring venues for insight into the "complete" human experience – from numerous religious observations to all things metaphysical and spiritual; the explained and unexplainable. It was obvious at an early age money was NOT the motivating factor. Thus her stay in the corporate prison was short but life changing!
She considers herself a "renaissance woman" loving all forms of creative expression and seeing divine synchronicity in each magical aspect of life! Ms. Moore continues to discover fresh new ways to use her passion and talent in ways that align with the inner calling. As an artist, photographer, graphic designer, art director, consultant, yoga studio owner / teacher, social activist, community volunteer, breast cancer survivor there is ample opportunity to serve humanity. Her greatest achievement has been raising two teenage boys as a single parent and planting seeds for change while simultaneously learning how to reconnect with her own inner spirit. Using personal challenges and adversity for growth and spiritual evolution, her life is a tool for teaching.
A graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle with a degree in advertising, marketing & design. Ms. Moore has also attended :: the University North Carolina at Asheville, Bee County Community College and the University of Maryland. Her writing, digital art and marketing campaigns have been published internationally and locally. Ms. Moore continues to donate time & talent to organizations and people that are doing GO(o)D things as her way to give back and serve humanity. She volunteers for/with the following: the American Cancer Society, Friends of Fall Creek Falls State Park, the Natural Answer Wellness Center, and several other worthwhile local businesses!
Additionally, she has begun work on her first book, Bootcamp for Life : A Survivors Handbook. A celebration of effective ways to gracefully deal with tragedy, adversity, pain, loneliness etc… a handbook with tips and information regarding HOW-To navigate safely through the waters of life. She is the founder of the Authentic SELF clothing line which promotes a healthy body image for breast cancer survivors through clothing that accommodates their special needs while allowing their natural beauty to shine through. The line begins with active wear that demonstrates comfort, function and beauty for our survivors!
Currently, Ms. Moore is the Health & Wellness Editor for OM-Times Magazine, a regular monthly contributor as well as providing artwork and designs. She is the founder of the SACREDspace Studio located within the Natural Answer Wellness Center (as a pilot studio for Humanity Healing International) bringing yoga to the masses and healing to ALL. As the local deKombucha Health Tea brewer, she also shares her knowledge of a drink that is "now" considered a wonder drink and the drink of the year with her community.
Her daily mantra, "Just do what needs to BE done!"
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