Have you heard the whisper: “It’s time for change”?
I had a different understanding of myself before I became a mother. I thought I was mostly an imprint of my ancestors. Generational fears transferred to me, like the one that said I had to hang on to my long-time job. It was inspired work, but at the decade mark a voice pipped up: “Try something new!” only to be silenced by fear repeatedly.
When my first baby was born, I saw his personality shine in those initial hours outside the womb – the joker’s glint in his eye, his moodiness. When my second was born, I saw something different – his laid-back nature, ready to withstand his brother’s teasing. Sure, their parents and environment continue to shape them, but they travelled through me with unique personalities intact. It shook me. I had some questions about me.
Now, through yoga teaching, I am fortunate to be surrounded by babies, each one an inspiring new personality, and many moms grappling with the fear of returning to a former life when they have in fact been transformed. For me this transformation meant personal development through yoga and a new consulting gig in the non-profit sector with flexible hours allowing time with my family. I commit time to the people and things in life that are most important to me.
Do you feel the shift but are unsure of the direction of change?
If you listen, the shift will change your life.
Are you pregnant or have a baby 6 weeks to 1 year? Come get grounded, stretch, snuggle, breathe and play at Prenatal or Baby and Me Yoga class.
Drop-in Mondays at 7pm for Prenatal Yoga or at 10am for Baby & Me Yoga at Fitness by the Lake and pre-register for the 6-week Baby & Me series Wednesdays at 1:30pm at YogaVision Centre in Mississauga.
Thank you to our guest blogger Stephanie!
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