As a busy mom myself, I know that it can be hard to prioritize self-care, but I also know (from learning the hard way!), that if I sacrifice that, everything suffers, especially my ability to show up and nurture the people in my life the way that I want to! The relationship you’re having with yourself is the foundation of everything in your life—your relationships with the people closest to you, your ability to feel fulfilled creatively, and your power to tap into your own intuition so it can guide you through this crazy experience called life and parenthood! This next set of sessions is made up of segments that could comprise one hour-long flow, or can be done as stand-alone 15-30 minute practices. I know that sometimes finding an hour for yourself might not be possible! When you want to be a rock for others, you really have to nurture yourself! Much love, Ally Hamilton
A little description of what this latest Yoga for Busy Moms Series is all about! I designed these sessions so you could do them in order for days when you have the time (and hopefully those are the majority of the days :)), but I also understand as a mom of two, a business owner, and a human being who's trying to show up for herself and all the people in her life with the best I have to offer, sometimes you have to take what you can get! So I designed these so you could do any or all of them as stand-alone sessions :) Much love to you, mamas.
Just standing poses! Whether you're taking this session as part of the whole series, or doing it as a stand-alone, take this time to connect to your breath, and get comfortable standing on your own two feet. Sometimes when we spend much of our time caring for our little people, we forget that we have an identity of our own! Come to center and remember who you are, that way you're showing them what it looks like to be inspired and in touch with the truest part of yourself!
Backbends and Core! If you're doing this as part of the whole practice, then you're warm enough to pick active backbends if you want them, otherwise, please do restorative backbends (options provided, 2 blocks are helpful!) Then we're going to fire up the core, oh joy! Nothing like a fire in the belly when you have little people counting on you, and a desire to show up for yourself and for them with the best you have to offer!
Dessert! Hips, Hamstrings and Savasana. If you're building your own flow today, this is the chill part! Can be done as a stand-alone for a yin session if you're in need of something restorative and chill, or you can do it as part of the whole practice. Much love, mamas!