my friend Vanessa knit me these cute and cozy foot warmers
It's only taken me a year, but I'm pleased to say that I have finally found a good rhythm with my yoga practice. I love going to my local studio for a class, but after having a baby, I found it practically impossible to do so. Between my husband's long work hours and the constant exhaustion, it just wasn't a priority. It was a bit easier in Vancouver with my mom and husband around to help, but back in Sydney, things went downhill again.
But over the last month, I've developed a routine that works really well for me. Every weekday morning at 9 am, when Clementine goes down for her first nap, I practice yoga in the living room for 30 to 60 minutes. I also try to get to one yin class a week, and if I'm lucky, maybe one vinyasa class.
A few things that have made this possible for me:
- I keep it short, usually practicing for 30 to 45 minutes. If I go any longer I start to stress about all the things I need to do before Clementine wakes up.
- I watch videos. This helps me to feel like I'm practicing in a studio, and keeps me motivated. I use, and highly recommend, My Yoga Online.
- After I shower, I put on my yoga clothes straight away. That way, as soon as I put the little one down to sleep I'm ready to go. No excuses.
- I make it a priority. There will always be housework to do, but it can wait.
p.s. I'm reading Poser this week and it is so good