Ever felt that you are on auto-pilot? Today I woke up on auto-pilot with cleaning, cleaning & cleaning. It was not really what I was supposed to do. I was supposed to be working in front of my computer on my little project but no – instead I have run around like a little cleaning chicken washing everything from my bathroom rug to the shower curtain to dusting the walls. And I am now finally in front of the computer with my swollen elephant feet still with the wandering mind of “maybe I should get that vacuum too…..” The motherly nesting instinct is just amazing but it really does make you tired! Hopefully this nesting cleaning urge will continue on once the little man comes out as well but I hope that it won’t be as “auto-piloty” as it is now – cause that is a little freaky:)
Now I gotta go & get the vacuum to get those floors clean!
Time is just flying by – it feels like I just woke up this morning but it is already Thursday evening. I’m not sure if the time sensitivity I have started to feel lately has to do with my pregnancy or just in general.
Anywhoo – today I had a great day I managed to add a new project on my to-do list that I have decided that I want to do before Peanut comes out. A secret project that I will reveal once it is all complete. And I got my daily pose out on Instagram for all mama-to-be’s and I had a wonderful lunch with my new friend Sylvia, who also is my Ashtanga teacher here on the island. We went and had a israeli lunch & talked about life & yoga. And she shared the concept of Mysore – which I totally want to try out once I can go back to my regular yoga practice!
Now I am off to bed as my feet are swollen like Michelin feet. I get very swollen & puffy in the evening, which I think mainly is from the heat. Tomorrow is a new day & I will be off to the beach again to do some yoga.
Below is the pose of the day for my IG yoga challenge – it is a little too tight for some mama’s in the third trimester, which I realized today. But for anyone who feel it is too tight – I would suggest to open up the legs instead of twisting them as we need to make space for our baby belly.
A Revised Seated Eagle Pose – Garudasana.
Today I went out on my yoga challenge photo spree again. I didn’t realize how tired you get when you are getting closer to the due date. So I have to divide my poses up per day. I have created a pose sheet of all the poses that I thought I could do & today I found out that I couldn’t do the Marichyasana I pose. Amazing….just a few weeks ago that pose was soo easy and now the legs, belly and arms just decided to not do want to cooperate anymore.
So at times I have to be a little creative with the poses I use – I think I am in a “eat-the-cake-&-keep-it-at-the-same-time” type of phase when it comes to my baby bump & yoga practice. I really love having my little baby in there as I love all the twinkles, shakes & bonding I get from the little man. And at the same time I just would love to run to detox myself in a Bikram class & the following day go & Ashtanga – and get back the freedom of flexibility and deepness!
BTW – Today I started the baby bump challenge on Instagram with one of the most basic asanas of them all – the mountain pose. My goal with the pose is to instill grounding & strength for all mama-to-be’s. While I was driving today I was thinking what my purpose was with this challenge – I think my goal is to not only create a visual appearance of baby bumps, but I also want the joining mom’s to really connect with their babies – one person who I have followed lately & who have inspired me a lot throughout my pregnancy is Dalai Lama – he always reiterates that we need to live in compassion. And I really agree with him saying that compassion starts from birth – with the bonding relationship of the mother/baby. So I think my biggest goal/purpose with this challenge is to create a bonding & compassionate relationship through visually connecting & inspiring other mama-to-be’s.
The purpose of the Mountain pose is to instill grounding, balance & strength.
It is only 7 weeks left of my pregnancy. And while writing this I feel that I will miss my pregnancy. I have really enjoyed this baby bump ride! I feel that during this pregnancy I have found a purpose of who I am, what I love & what I can do. I have become more spiritually open & connected both to myself & my growing baby. I found a new passion that have connected me with other mothers-to-be through my inspirational yoga pictures & the community is growing. Today I am starting a new journey for the next upcoming month of the mini-prenatal yoga challenge on Instagram.
And even though my baby will come out in a few weeks I have started a new chapter in my life that have made me both grow, connect & inspire through a “simple” iPhone app. And I feel that this new chapter has just begun, which is very exciting.
If you know of someone who is currently pregnant – please share this mama-to-be friendly yoga challenge. Even though it is through Instagram, I will be posting the daily photos here on my blog as well as an inspiration for other mama-to-be’s who doesn’t have access to Instagram. This challenge will most likely only be happening for this upcoming month but I am just glad that I am able to inspire other mama-to-be’s through my very own passion of photography, design & yoga.
#babybumpyoga Challenge on Instagram – Yoga Poses for Day 1 through 3.
I haven’t bloggid for a loong time. I think I get inspired to bloggi when I do yoga. My mind starts to think about all the ins & outs about both the world, my surroundings and myself. For the past weeks I have grown a lot & the heaviness have made me even dread taking a walk around Diamond Head – so my yoga practice have suffered. I converted my Ashtanga practice to a weekly prenatal practice. And have kept up with my instagram pictures but not as fully as I would have wanted to.
Now it is only 8 weeks left until Peanut is scheduled to arrive out of living his belly life. And yes, I am not sure if I mentioned but it is a little yogi boy in there. I think he is enjoying his belly life in there. I get to feel both his arms, legs & head move around on a daily basis. Even though he is in the belly I never imagined the love I have for this little bundle of joy.
Here is a update of the latest & greatest picture I took for my IG yoga account, which shows Peanut. And in a few days I am starting a prenatal yoga challenge for all mom’s-to-be who are on IG to join. And I decided since I haven’t bloggid for a long time – I will also add the challenge to this blog, which will show a daily prenatal yoga pose with some inspirational words & directions.
Namaste to you all & I look forward blogging again!
Latest Sand Island IG update of the growing belly – now we have hit the 32 week milestone.