“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves”.Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mothering is the most intense yoga practice I have ever experienced. With all the love and joy that it brings, it has also brought some of the darkest and most difficult moments. Although I often lose my grounding in those moments, I remember everything the practice teaches. From the practical breath work, to taking a step back from the ego, and the deeper understanding that we must be able to hold the space for the darkness and the light in our life.
I am mine.
Before I am anyone else’s.Nayirrah Waheed
Before becoming a mother, I felt lost between wanting my life to be bigger somehow, and yet fully aware of how small our existence really is. When my daughter was born, she showed me how much depth there is in a tiny grain of sand, and I am no longer lost.
As I watch her grow, I can better understand my own process of growing and becoming who I am. In birthing her into this world, I also gave birth to a different dimension of myself, one that is much clearer with my priorities and time, and one that understands that love is limitless.