I realize that it was weeks ago now, but did everyone have a lovely Mother’s Day? I sure did. It was nothing specially, really. I even made my own pancakes for breakfast and we ate leftovers for dinner. Our big outings were to Target and Whole Foods, but what made the day so special were all of the messages from friends and family, wishing me a happy first Mother’s Day, and of course getting to spend it with my wonderful husband and sweet baby boy. The chocolate covered strawberries didn’t hurt, either...
But those messages! I guess I never really realized how special a holiday like Mother’s Day was. Of course I love my own mother and would try to treat her extra special on this day, but now that I am a mother myself, the holiday meant so much more. I was overwhelmed by how much love and support came from other mother’s, whether they were close friends or those whose lives I only kept up with through the token Facebook status update. If they were a woman who loved a child, whether that child was still a new bundle of joy or all grown up and having babies of their own, or whether they carried and birthed that child or it came into their life by another way - I felt a connection to them, and they felt that same connection to me. This holiday apparently isn’t just for children and husbands to show appreciation for the mother’s in their lives. This holiday is for women to show love and respect for other women who share the experience of motherhood.
I guess you could say that every day is Mother’s Day at Enso Prenatal, then. That same love and support I felt from all over the internet last Sunday is what I feel each and every time I roll out my mat or attend a workshop in that studio space in Old Colorado City. It’s a pretty special place, which is why I love getting to teach yoga there and give back to what gave so much to me as I entered into this motherhood adventure.
Mama Yoga is a class that is very special to me, which is why I would love for you to join me on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm and alternating Sunday afternoons at 2:30pm. This class is for mothers of all kinds, with children of all ages (although this one’s just for the mom’s, so leave the kiddos at home and practice in peace!). We combine the need for a physical practice (mothering is tough on the body!) with the need for physical connection (message boards don’t come close). The class can offer a little more of a challenge, and often will include some sort of breathing exercise or meditation, and then closes out with some restorative poses and a nice, long, uninterrupted savasana. When I took my first solo yoga class after having my son, it was so strange not to pause for multiple nursing or diaper changing breaks. I kind of missed the little rascal trying to nibble my toes, but being able to do more yoga and less baby-wrangling was a nice change! We still have our weekly Mom & Me Yoga dates, but having a date with myself (and other solo-mamas) is just as important for my body, mind, and soul. Plus, the promise of fifteen minutes of solid relaxation is reason enough to make it to class! I hope that you can join me sometime!
Mindy teaches Mama Yoga on Sundays and Wednesdays and Mom & Me on Mondays at 10:30.
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