Nearly every culture except our own, honors the new mother in an appropriate way. She is expected to rest, and take care of the baby. Those two things are a full-time 24/7 job. When a postpartum doula can assist with all the other aspects of home life AND provide emotional support and practical guidance, the new family is off to a great start.
I have practised basic yoga postures for over two decades. Yoga has been a tremendous gift in my life. During pregnancy, and after in baby & me classes, it felt like a life-saver. I would happily share what I know about how yoga postures can calm your mind and nourish your body.
Over the years, I have jotted a few things down. Here I can share them with you. The order and content are random. Enjoy!
…at first light, a little boy whispers to me, “mama, when is it going to be morning?” “Soon”, I reply. “Is Mother Nature still tired?” he asks. “Yes.” “Is the sun Mother Nature?” “Yes”, I reply.
“The apple tree has been a good mother. She sends her young out into the world well provisioned for the journey, packaged in sweetness to share with the world.” Robin Wall Kimmerer, “Braiding Sweetgrass”
“…there are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light” Barry Lopez, “Arctic Dreams”