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.