Day 7 – a Fired Up Mind.

For the past few days I haven’t been sleeping well enough – my mind is on fire. It usually happens when I get back in “work” mode. My eyes open up at exactly 5am in the morning & last night I had to go up as my mind didn’t want to put itself on snooze. When my mind get on fire there are only two things that will help it calm down – meditation or a rigid & tiring exercise hour {preferably by doing Bikram or Ashtanga}. However, I don’t have the discipline to do a full Ashtanga class by myself at home in the evening as my body has gotten too heavy lately. And I am “banned” from doing Bikram until my pregnancy is complete.

So today I have decided to dedicate my day to meditation as I will not be able to calm my fired up mind with Ashtanga nor Bikram before I head to bed today.

Psst….interesting enough….today’s @growsoulbeautiful pose is the tree pose…it helps balance our body both on a physical level but also on a mental level. It also helps increase the self-confidence & self-esteem. Maybe I should do my meditation today in the tree pose – it will most likely take some of my energy to find the balance with my eyes closed & fired-up mind.

Meditation, meditation & meditation will be on my agenda today.

Meditation, meditation & meditation will be on my agenda today.

 

Today's move is the Tree Pose - a pose that helps you balance yourself both physically & mentally.

Today’s move is the Tree Pose – a pose that helps you balance yourself both physically & mentally.

 

Day 6 – The Forward Belly Bend

Peanut is growing! My weight & belly is growing at a faster speed than the light. Today I went out on a new found passion of mine – to photograph myself doing yoga poses. Earlier I wanted my husband to help me but he doesn’t have the photographic “eye” to get the pictures from the right angle  & he is a busy bee all the time with his work. And I need my poses taken for my @growsoulbeautiful challenge – today’s move is the standing forward bend {uttanasana} – but I decided to show you a mixed version of today’s move instead.

So I am learning photo techniques with my camera, lighting of the sun & my timer. I am actually looking forward developing my photo skills until the time when my yogi-baby comes out!!! So excited to be able to capture the beauty of my new little spirit that is developing him/herself in the belly.

A mixed version of today's Yoga move and other fun moves I did on the beach for the @growsoulbeautiful challenge.

A mixed version of today’s Yoga move and other fun moves I did on the beach for the @growsoulbeautiful challenge.

My yogi belly {baby} that is growing faster than the speed of light.

My yogi belly {baby} that is growing faster than the speed of light.