Mountain Pose & Dalai Lama Inspiration

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.

The purpose of the Mountain pose is to instill grounding, balance & strength.

#babybumpyoga Challenge & Inspiration.

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.