Every year, on the second Sunday of May, we take time to reflect and give thanks for the amazing women in our lives that make us who we are – our Moms. But for all that moms do, they deserve more than a day! Moms deserve to feel appreciated, and to appreciate themselves every week. Thanks to Regina, a loyal member of Zobha’s Instructor Program, we are please to share the below entry in hopes of inspiring moms from all walks of life to find time for themselves in their busy schedule.
Every Mom Needs Love & Yoga…How to fit a 60 minute sequence in your day!
The Entrepreneurial Mom
You’re the mom with the big ideas and big dreams that have manifested themselves into your own company! This is wonderful because you’re a woman of your own rules, although like most entrepreneurs you are short on time to regenerate and time just for you. A consistent yoga practice is so important for mind & body balancing and clearing space for you to be more creative & productive. There are a few routes you can take to make sure you get your yoga on and back in balance…Seek out a studio nearby, grab a schedule & find 3 classes that fit easily within your week. You can also download a yoga app, play some music & do some yoga in your own time!
The New Mom
You have a beautiful new bundle of joy that you love dearly. Your love and care for your little one fills most of your 24 hours and most of the 7 days available to you in a week. Carving out time to do something like yoga seems like a far-reaching dream to you…surprise, surprise…it’s not! Make it a co-yoga date with your wonderful new little one by finding a few mommy & baby yoga classes at the local studio. Great moving meditation and calming, yet energizing for you and baby.
The 9-5 Mom
As with most of the world, the core 8 hours of your day have been pre-designated and they’re spent at your place of work. Of course your commute to and from increases those hours by 2-3 more per day, leaving you searching for time for yourself as you manage all of the other elements of your life. Try carving out an hour a day to take a jaunt to the yoga studio closest to your job. Regain your center & balance at least twice a week by committing to a few yoga lunches!
The Stay At Home Mom
To everyone else, you have it made, although you have the busiest schedule to manage and a plethora of juggling that happens on a daily basis from taking care of the little ones, the family, and managing the household. For you, catching 5 minutes of zen sounds like heaven. And yes, your calm is important! Get your zen on by catching some yoga classes online. Myyogaonline.com and yogaglo.com have tons of free classes of all types that would be perfect for you. Turn on your computer and…ready, set, om.
As a mom you have one of the most amazingly important and rewarding roles…. While being a mom can keep you beyond busy, it’s also necessary to maintain your center. Write down this quick list, or type it in your phone…Just keep it close to you and start creating time for your om .
- Download the pocketyoga app
- Visit yogaglo.com
- Locate the yoga studio closest to your place of work
- Find some mommy & me yoga classes at your local studio for you & your new little one
- Turn on some music, remember your favorite yoga poses & just do them!
Regina is a registered yoga instructor teaching creative vinyasa flow sequences to a plethora of yoga aficionados a weekly basis.
Passionate about the benefits of a continuous practice, she enjoys sharing it with others. “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” Henry David Thoreau, http://about.me/reginasvinyasa