Yoga – So good for Mums!
Having been a Mum for 8 years to date – I only wish I knew then what I know now when it comes to yoga… Then being 8 years ago – before kids.
Children are all consuming and quite rightly so, however taking care of yourself, so that you can take the BEST care of them cannot be understated.
Mums quite often feel fried and hormonal – FACT.
Everyday life will most certainly be filled with ups and downs – No matter what your situation.
Grounded completely in my own experience I want you to understand how supportive and nurturing a REGULAR yoga practice can be.
I dabbled in yoga for years, with a class here or there. Enjoyable, yes, but it wasn’t until I made a real commitment to it every day that I quickly noticed transformational benefits.
The good thing about yoga is, you meet your body where it is at – on that day, in that moment. So if you really can’t be bothered, you can lie on you back with a deep yogic breath – not so hard to motivate yourself to start there. That might be enough to completely change your head space. Or it might be enough to inspire you to do just a little bit more.
There is a never ending list of things that yoga is good for. But for me, as a busy Mum it has:
- Given me a time out, a consistent bit of head space where I actually get out of my head and back into my body. This simple act has the power to change your whole day.
- It has given my nervous system and adrenal glands a break. I have had some pretty big challenges in my life managing the business and 2 babies. I know Mums all face big challenges in this fast paced world. No matter what your situation, yoga will help you discover things about your life that are out of balance. Intuitively your body has all the answers if you only take the time to listen.
Being less stresses and also better equipped to deal with stress is what you will get out of your everyday yoga practice.
- Made me speak more kindly to myself. I have had a lot of negative self-talk over the years, as I have tried to navigate against the tide of life. Only recently I have realised, I don’t do that anymore. Or else, if I do I hear alarm bells inside about the next thing to work on, on the mat.
- Made me a way better role model for my kids. They like to make fun of yoga a bit, and they also like to do it with me every now and then.
I know they will subconsciously take it all in, and eventually it will benefit their lives too no doubt. But for the here and now, it has made me a much more open and relaxed Mum. What kid doesn’t want that?
Without any effort at all and only noticing in hind sight, I feel like I naturally listen better to them and have more patience.
I could go on, but I won’t. I hope I have inspired you to go and find an amazing yoga teacher. I bet there is one just around the corner from you.
And also make sure you experiment with LOTS of yoga teachers. There’s so many different styles and personalities and something to suit EVERYONE. Guaranteed.
If you are already practicing regularly I am sure you will resonate with the above.
I would like to share and discuss lots more details about Yoga and how it relates to Motherhood in the future of this blog, so please stay with us and feel free to get in touch if you would like to work with us to share this message, in support of Mums.
Sarah – Wean Meister – Creative Director