Namaste Readers,

Yoga is something that needs to be in my weekly routine. The minute my life gets too hectic to practice is when I need it most! If I had it my way I would do yoga once a day every day, however life of a mother/wife is never “my way”. I do love my role as being a mother/wife but also know that it’s important to keep balance in my life. Taking 1-3 days a week to do yoga is what helps keep me balanced.

The past month I am ashamed to say not once did I roll out my mat. And I can totally tell a difference in my mood, patience and motivation. November consisted of birthdays, baby showers and Thanksgiving, busy?? You bet your butt I was! Not to mention December holds more birthdays and Christmas, which is the motherload of holidays, much driving is needed to make sure each of Ava’s grandparents get adequate time for a mock holiday. But now that we are past all that crazyness it’s time that I can sit back and breathe again. A nice fire, a sleeping baby and a peaceful living room….just me…”I am”.

Once I am able to get that 60 minute yoga practice in, I immediately feel 100% better. I feel more connected with my life and those around me, I am able to slow down and see my life for what it really is and enjoy the little moments I’m so lucky to have. Some times being a stay at home mom can drive one a little insane, but when I have my yoga routine I am calm and collective. I begin to look at toddler situations much differently. Instead of complaining about food being on the floor, I am able to explain to Ava the reason for the food being on the floor is due to gravity…..of course I then go on to showing her the non-toxic All Purpose Cleaner I make and why it’s good for our planet…this is when she gets bored and leaves the room and I am stuck cleaning the floor alone….but at least I have a smile on my face.

I know most moms like to get an alone time shopping spree or running sesh in, but for me yoga is what I need. Not to be alone to think, but to be alone and clear my mind. I find that my mind is always mentally scheduling my week to week, day to day…minute to minute, but the second all that goes away is when I feel a burden being lifted off my shoulders, I enjoy the moments as they pass and know I am getting closer to my higher self. With yoga and meditation, I know that I can continue to be the peaceful, loving and understanding mother that I am!

I know that it’s only a matter of time where I can teach Ava the basics of yoga and can not wait to watch as she blossoms into a strong, peaceful little being.

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Question of the Day:
Does yoga make you feel like a better mother?
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Ashleigh is a stay at home mom who enjoys blogging about balancing the mind through meditation and conscious parenting, the body through plant based eating and yoga, and the soul through up cycling and sustainability. Keep your life balanced & subscribe to her weekly emails, like OmLivin’ on FB or check her out on Google+ for more.

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