Have you ever read a blog post or column that made you nod in recognition, or feel your heart leap, or think to yourself, “I was just saying the same thing!”? I am constantly discovering writers who speak to what I am experiencing or offer new perspectives on challenges I am facing, but the sheer volume of new voices emerging each day can make it hard to keep up!
In this feature, I will highlight voices that encourage and inspire me. I hope they can do the same for you. If you read something you believe deserves a wider audience - or are a writer who wants to share your perspectives, please send me a note.
For the first post in this new series, I am featuring a friend and fellow yogini mama whose reflection on how motherhood changed her yoga practice resonated even before my baby girl started "scooting" and I discovered adult bodies are not meant to travel on all fours...
Follow the Read More link to read Heather's essay, or see it as it originally appeared on the Tranquil Space Blog.
Finding Your Practice: Heather Greene
When I became a mother, the yoga practice I knew took a hit. Leaving the house suddenly became a lot more complicated. I’m not sure why this came as SUCH a surprise, but I think the word might be naivety. At first I fretted… then I mourned. I missed my little piece of heaven on earth in the form of a rubber mat. I wasn’t sure I could be me without the practice I knew and loved. But slowly I realized that my yoga practice didn’t need to contract, it could take flight and expand into every crevice of my life in a way that I hadn’t imagined (or maybe needed) before.
This is what my new practice looks like:
Can you find your yoga practice in an unexpected corner of your life? Can you give your practice wings?
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