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What did you do this Sunday to treat yourself?
While it might be difficult to find time away from being a mom, taking a break when I have someone willing to watch the kids helps me come back refreshed and ready to tackle the next challenge my kids throw my way.
Sundays are my day for Selfcare, whether that means going for a walk on my own, meeting with some friends, watching a movie or going to the salon, I try to fit something in on Sundays just for ME (big or small).
Santa's belly might not have a baby, but he sure knows how to get into a yoga pose.
Everyone's schedule gets busy during the holidays and that's when we forget to make time for our mind and body. Take some time out of your busy holiday schedule to get in some "me time." Whatever that may be for you. A movie with a friend, dinner at your favorite place, read a book by the fire or just spend an evening at home. It's okay to say no to some plans this season and use that time to help yourself recharge.
Mommy Brain – is this a real thing?
Pregnant or just had your baby and feel like you can’t string two sentences together or remember what you ate for dinner last night? I’ve been doing some research and it seems that “mommy brain” is a real thing. Researchers from the Autonomous University of Barcelona have published data showing that brain activation patterns change in women during motherhood and can last up to 2-years postpartum.
We love hearing from our clients!
"It was an amazing experience. I felt healthy and calm throughout my pregnancy, and during my labour, the breathing, not clenching the jaw, hip circles, and warrior pose helped me so much. Even the nurse complimented on the way I was handling the labour pain. She Om-d with me whenever I took a breath. Thank you!"
- S. Pahwa, Proud and healthy mama of. 2.5 month old
When people think of yoga and sometimes their yoga teachers, I feel like they always imagine some version of a barefoot hippy person who drinks green juice, eats vegetarian and never has any worries. While I might do some of these things, I know I am no where close to the version of what I imagine to be a true yogi. In my mind, I have this idea that some person living off the side of a mountain practicing yoga and meditating for days in a cave is this true yogi (lol) and he is who I think about when I need to be more zen and dial down the drama in my life.
What is floating?
For those who don’t know, you are literally laying down floating in a tub of water infused with large amounts of Epson salt. The water is heated to your body temperature and after a few minutes the lights turn off and you are laying in complete silence and darkness for an hour. While this might sound scary for some, it was actually quite calming to disconnect.
I have a variety of clients who come to yoga for different reasons. The C-section mom who just needs to relax and calm her nerves. The natural birth mom who wants to experience the joy of birthing with the least amount of fear and tension as possible. The get me through labour until I can have the epidural mom (pretty self explanatory). That's just to name a few.
I will never forget the words of my midwife when she said "oh, you'll forget all this"
Boy, was she right. When people say you will forget the feeling of contractions and pressure of labour - it's true. Why do you think I kept having kids? LOL. During every labour I would say to myself "we're done, last kid" and then after baby's in my arms (like literally after pushing), I look at this amazing being that I just birthed and think "I can do this again"