.: Mum & Baby Yoga :.

One of the things I had on my to do list for 2017 was certainly Yoga. I did the pregnancy Yoga and I’ve really enjoyed it, so was really keen on trying the Mum & Baby yoga while I’m on mat leave. Had the first class on Thursday and really enjoyed having a bit of time for myself. Baby Em was quite quiet, which was certainly unusual. I think she really enjoyed looking into other babies from her age. For me it was really amazing to stretch a bit!

Some of the exercises we did together

Photo from Chrysalis Yoga

Photo from Chrysalis Yoga

Photo from Phunukieuviet

Photo from Phunukieuviet

Photo from Yoga Bella Studio

Photo from Yoga Bella Studio

Benefits of Mother and Baby Yoga:

  • Strengthening and toning your muscles, especially abdominals, pelvic floor and back.
  • Encouraging you and your baby to find time and space for relaxation.
  • Using the breath to increase calm and confidence.
  • Improving your sleep.
  • Promoting understanding of your baby’s development.
  • Engaging and bonding with your baby.

Honestly, the main benefit I’ve seen was to be able to do an activity that made me feel I was having a bit of my old life back.

Need to find some classes on a Saturday so I can carry on some yoga once I’m back at work.

Do you like yoga? Any experiences you would like to share? Did you setup any health challenge for this year?

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.: A whole new journey :.

I’ve always like September, because it’s the beginning of Autumn and the beginning of change. Love the Autumnal light and the change in colours. The rush from summer is gone and everything settles in a more quiet rhythm. New plans are drawn and everything suddenly feels cosier.

What I wasn’t really expecting was the change this September would bring me: my baby daughter! (As I write she’s sleeping quietly by my side). So I’ve just been embracing a whole new journey ahead. Both of us  learning about each other. Our 10 year story as a couple, now being reshaped as a family of 3. Any new parent would probably have this fear: what happens to our life once we have a baby? I certainly did. We loved going out, trying new restaurants, sleep long hours, do whatever we felt like in the moment and we’ve always enjoyed being together, so yes I was quite concern on the effect of our relationship. I know it’s still the beginning, but it’s bringing the best of us and we’re finding we can still be ourselves (as childish as we’ve always been).

This change will impact the blog too. We’ll be eating less out but going out into parks more than we did. We will miss the London city life and the nights out, but we’ll be exploring more around us. So I guess you’ll see a reflection of how much has changed and actually, how much everything can stay exactly the same.

It’s a brand new book with lots of blank pages to be filled in the journeys ahead 🙂