Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Yoga + Mamahood

When I became a mother, I had already been a regular yoga practitioner for over a decade. It was a part of my daily ritual, my lifeblood, my sanity. Though, something happened to my practice after I gave birth. It changed. MAJORLY. Not to mention the immense changes during pregnancy I had already encountered, this was a whole `nother thang. My body was SO different now. My mind, my breath, everything!

With these changes, I struggled to find who I was in this new role. I felt insecure and lost somehow as I became a human pacifier whose body no longer belonged to her. Thankfully, the yoga continued to keep me sane and give me a breath of fresh air. My practice became less about building confidence through handstands and more about surrendering to my breath during a crying fit. Yoga continues to support me through the ever changing ebb and flow of my life as I keep growing into this mamahood.

During this current stage, connecting to my breath and other like-minded mamas has been the key for me to keep moving forward. It has allowed me to be supported in a way that helps me to love my new practice, my new body, and being a new mom.

Yoga for Mummies: Starts March 9th 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Rest & Restore: My Top 3 Fave Yin Postures

Most of us are in constant GO mode. Reach higher. Do more. Work harder. Push further.

While having goals and ambitions is something I admire and also do, to be our best selves and have a positive impact on the world it is imperative to take time to balance out all of this intensity. Yin and restorative yoga is a beautiful and healing way to do just that. Here are my top 3 favorite postures to help soothe my nervous system and bring me into balance. If you are looking for a face to face practice, join me for an hour of VinYin every week!

1.) Legs up the Wall (Viparita Karani)

2.) Reclining Bound Angle Pose (Supta Bhada Konasana)

3.) Corpse Pose (Savasana)