There is much to be said about the eight limbed path of Yoga, known as Ashtanga Yoga, and how these "limbs" can be applied to not just self actualisation or enlightenment, but also parenting. However, for today I wanted to share a quote from Tim Miller, a well respected teacher in the Ashtanga tradition of yoga.
I like to think of marriage as the ninth limb of yoga. With the other limbs of yoga we can cultivate strength, flexibility, open minds and hearts, equanimity, patience, and detachment—then we’re ready to take on the ninth limb. If we are feeling very brave, perhaps we will even tackle the tenth limb—parenthood!
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