In MOTHERHOOD, YOGA

Motherhood is tough.

I don’t think it’s exaggerating to say that this is easily the biggest understatement of all time.

Not only do you have to keep your kids healthy, but you also want to make them happy: 2 things that are often in conflict with one another.

Then there’s all of the guilt.

The “Are-They-Getting-Enough-Outdoors-Time and How-Much-Screen-Time-is-Too-Much and Am-I-Giving-Them-Enough-Love and Can-a-Child-Overdose-on-Bread and When-Does-Raising-my-Voice-Officially-Become-Yelling and Am-I-Screwing-Up-My-Kids-Permanently?” guilt.

Raising kids doesn’t always leave a lot of room for anything else. It’s so easy to ignore your own needs in favor of tending to your kids.

In the long run, that’s not healthy for you, mama.

Bypassing your own needs is a recipe for disaster. You’ll burnout faster your kid goes through shoes.

The number one thing that makes me feel deeply nourished and keeps that burnout at bay is moving my body every single day. I’m mostly on my mat every morning doing yoga, but I also run once a week and lift weights and do squats while I’m washing dishes and dance to cheesy pop songs while I’m making dinner.

I often take yoga breaks during the day, too.

Since most moms who aren’t moving their bodies every day tell me that they can’t because they either don’t know what to do or that they don’t have enough time, I’ve fixed that problem for you.

I created a quick yoga practice that you can do anytime you need to energize your body and reset your energy. Even if you’ve never done yoga before, you’ll be able to do this practice. It’s sweet and simple. The yoga practice is about 10 minutes long and I close with a brief mantra meditation to remind you that your needs matter. That YOU MATTER.

You can practice the yoga and the mantra separately or do them together. You can do either practice anytime you need a little physical renewal or a mindset shift. You can do them first thing in the morning or before you go to bed. That’s how versatile this practice is.

Don’t bypass your need to take care of yourself.

Take care of you.

Start on your yoga mat with this quick yoga/meditation practice.

And let me know how you feel after.

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