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.

Surya Namaskara Sunday.

Today was a calm & peaceful Sunday where I finally was able to get my hubby man to join me in my yoga practice. Out of all people I know – my hubby man is the one that needs yoga the most – he is as flexible as a refrigerator:) We did the Surya Namaskara Sun Salutations A & B. I haven’t been able to go to my Ashtanga class for the past few weeks – so it was nice to get back into the groove & I really enjoyed doing it with my man. I hope that he one day will find the tiniest interest in yoga as I have found in his tennis:) & would love to do a few sun salutations together with him on a daily basis when we go out for our walks.

My hubby man doing the Downward Facing Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana

Upward Facing Dog – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Doing the Bridge Pose with one leg up (Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana) – but I still don’t manage to do it with the leg straight yet – one day – patience..