As many of you know, my oldest son has autism.  The most obvious symptoms of Jonathan’s autism are his difficulty with conversational speech and his gross motor skills.  It is not uncommon for him to halt mid-sentence and be unable to continue without a great deal of coaxing.  Anyone who simply watches him play will recognize within minutes that his movement is not fluid and that it is more like that of Edgar from the movie, Men In Black.  On the other hand, you would be amazed at the knowledge floating in this boy’s head, he’s been reading books on astronomy, geology, biology and other sciences since he taught himself to read at age four.

A couple of weeks ago, Jonathan brought home a note saying that he had not done well in class.  This continued the entire week.  I discussed the problem with him and resolved to have him begin practicing Yoga with me.