After a fun day outside in the winter sunshine Lake and I are home by the fire. We’re dancing around the living room and refining our language skills. Lake, his English, and I’m practicing my Sanskrit. As it turns out, yoga teachers must speak Sanskrit. I hear there’s an exam. So, here I go… learning by doing. Tadasana, Urdhva Hastasana, Uttanasana, Ardha Uttanasana, Utkatasana, Virabhadrasana, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Parivritta Parsvakonasana, Anjaneyasana, Natarajasana = King Dancer Pose, shown above near Westport, WA. Not to mention the Sanskrit of the Yoga Sutras.

Meanwhile, Lake is making progress with his English. His mastering new vocabulary brings him such clear joy! Towel, me, you, Honey, toes, puppy, and still happy baby! His speaking is a harbinger of joy for both of us. And like me with my Sanskrit, as each new word becomes familiar to our lexicon, it’s slow, but solid… and so triumphant.