Week 88: New Mom Again
As any new mom can attest, after the baby is born, life has changed! Whether it be your first, second, or third (hold up, I just have two!), your lifestyle shifts into a whole other dimension.
Juggling a newborn and toddler is a feat in itself but add the physical recovery after delivery and the lack of sleep. The mind and body just craves attention.
I am of the personality to never stop. I rarely slow down. I love challenges and this one is probably one of the biggest of my life. In regular circumstances I bustle through and crash one Friday night but since this is a sort of "long haul" endeavour, I look to my yoga practice for reprieve and rejuvenation.
To be frank, short walks and some gentle stretching was my extent this week. I dropped back into child's pose for 30 seconds here and there. Closing my eyes, pressing my hips back for a delightful stretch in my back.
It was in these fews moments that I got my recharge, to help cope with little sleep and the chance to get back to my pre-pregnancy self. My back also appreciated the stretch too.
Small steps for calm in this hectic time. It will only get better from here,
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Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.