Two and half year old Baby B copies whatever her elder sister is doing. Nowadays She is dancing Pushpanjali (a Bharatanatyam sequence) and keeps watching her sister’s dance on youtube. Her elder sister has been learning Bharatanatyam for the last couple of years and is giving performances. So, Baby B watches her dance all the time.
Baby B also comes regularly to her sister’s Karate class and has been really showing a lot of interest in joining but she is way too young to join. She also sings Carnatic songs like Nagumomu Galavani, Ranjani Niranjani, Bho Shambo etc along with her sister as she practices.
She cheers her sister as she plays the violin. Baby B is one of the greatest learners that I have ever seen. She is constantly curious, always enthusiastic, very excited about everything and is into every kind of activity.
From around 1 year old, she has been showing a lot of interest in Yoga too. She has been doing many yoga postures like Bhujangasana, mountain pose, bridge pose, natarajasana etc from when she was a year old. Today, she saw a picture of Swami Vishnudevananda in a pamplet and started doing Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodana Pranayama) without even learning. My husband really had tears in his eyes when he saw that.
There is no doubt in my mind that my two daughters are Yogis from previous life. In the bhagavad gita, Lord Krishna says that a Yogi who has not attained full self realization but been practicing Yoga will be born in a family of Yogis and Yoga practitioners and they will restart their Yoga practice from where they stopped. I don’t know about myself. But my brother is a true yogi and my father is a great Bhakti Yogi. No doubt, the kids are blessed to be born around these great people.
I think Baby B has been following her daddy’s footsteps. Background story: I have been learning Yoga for some time. So, for fun, I asked my husband to show some asanas . This fellow, my dear hubby, is so good at anything that he does. He did Yoga much better than most Yoga instructors and that too with absolutely no training. He just focuses and holds the pose for far longer than anyone I personally know. What did I expect? I have never seen my hubby do anything half-heartedly or without focus. I can say that is something that I have always admired in him. That is one of the core reason for his success in whatever he chooses. 😉
Baby B and her elder sis even amaze my hubby! 🙂 May these kids be forever happy, healthy and strong, and have a long life. That is my wish and blessing for them. I wish the same for all kids in the world.
To be honest, God has been really kind to me. Every day, these kids just bring us so much joy! 🙂