Thursday, July 18, 2013

Challenge: Stress Relief

I'm typing this post on my trusty iPhone while the Peanut is napping on my lap. It turns out when you're raising an infant you find all sorts of creative ways to get things done. It's taken some time (almost 10 months, to be exact), but I'm finally starting to figure things out.


I think. 

One of the things I miss most about my pre-baby life is my yoga practice. The physical challenge, the grounding and centering, the relaxation. If anyone could benefit from a consistent practice, certainly it's a new mom. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to make it happen. 

Instead of hour-and-a-half classes a few times a week, my yoga practice these days consists of a few deep breaths while nursing, a stolen Downward Dog and Child's Pose while the Peanut plays, and if I'm lucky, a pre-bed stretch or two. Enter The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans and their Great Stress Relief Challenge. Stress relief? Um, yes, please! And I think the motivation of a challenge will help me to get my butt on my mat a few times a week again. 

What say you? Will you join me as I find my way back onto my mat? I'll be happy to answer any yoga questions you have. You can email me or comment here. And I will root you on, too. Just leave me a comment and let me know you're participating in the challenge!

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3 comments:

jennifer anderson said...

a mom can make it work

Nessa Tailor said...

Thank you for this wonderful article you've share. Glad to read something like this. Its a good way to keep healthy.

Amanda S said...

It felt like I was reading about myself here!! I have a 13 month old and my daily yoga practice days seem so far behind me right now. I know it's important for my whole family that I continue/restart...but where do I find the time?! Thanks for the reminder to get back on track. Enjoying my new discovery (your blog) this morning.

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