What yoga is teaching me about raising spiritual kids

My husband Ivan and I do not happen to follow the practices of any organized religion, and before we had kids that seemed to be working just fine. We come from different backgrounds (mine agnostic with varying degrees of Christianity in my heritage, his a mix between Jewish and agnostic), but had generally landed in the same spot in adulthood: we believe in a Higher Power, and He or She may or may not be bearded (which does not necessarily designate gender; perhaps just a divine aversion to wax).


Quick and easy exercises you can do at your desk in 7 minutes or less

I'm not an exercise buff by any means — the most I do is yoga three times a week, when I'm really disciplined about it. Most of the time my schedule (working from home + parenting a small child = I'm all over the place) makes regular yoga attendance a challenge. However, this doesn't mean I don't like to at least feel like I'm being healthy while I'm sitting at my desk for a few hours each day. To combat the overall feeling of ick that I generally get, I created this series of small exercises to do to keep my circulation up and spirit happy.

How can our family be more physically active?

Right now we have an active four-year-old daughter. We're in a bit of a jogging-with-stroller, biking-with-burley rut. We have recently started kayaking but would love to get some other suggestions — especially anything that allows the kiddo to be more than cargo and still gets the adult heart rate up.