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Day Seven of #GratitudeGiveGrow
✨ seated pose ✨ βœ‹πŸΌ to your ❀️✨
Rounding out this week together with one my favorites and a #throwback photo. Breathing deep, acknowledging your beating heart, the rise and fall of your breath and allowing the softness of being with your own humanity to arise. πŸŒ€βœ¨
Thank you to the hosts of this challenge and thank you to all those who participated. I loved seeing and hearing your gratitude in action. You are all beautiful. So much love to you all during this season of gratitude...and may all your days be filled with love and light. πŸ’›
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Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior)
Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) 
Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose)
Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) 
Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge)
Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) 
Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) .
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Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory
πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga
πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie
πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki
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Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz
πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry
πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl
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#novemberintentions #yogaforeverybody #yogaforall #gratitude #gratefulheart #meditatedaily #lovingkindness
Day Seven of #GratitudeGiveGrow  ✨ seated pose ✨ βœ‹πŸΌ to your ❀️✨ Rounding out this week together with one my favorites and a #throwback  photo. Breathing deep, acknowledging your beating heart, the rise and fall of your breath and allowing the softness of being with your own humanity to arise. πŸŒ€βœ¨ Thank you to the hosts of this challenge and thank you to all those who participated. I loved seeing and hearing your gratitude in action. You are all beautiful. So much love to you all during this season of gratitude...and may all your days be filled with love and light. πŸ’› . Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior) Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose) Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge) Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) . . . Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki . . . Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #novemberintentions  #yogaforeverybody  #yogaforall  #gratitude  #gratefulheart  #meditatedaily  #lovingkindness 
Day Six of #GratitudeGiveGrow
✨ any inversion ✨ 🌏 service ✨
Legs up the wall has to be my favorite inversion. I’ve dreamed of and worked on doing handstands for years, but in this postpartum season, I’m not even trying. Also, I so appreciate other yogis that share their normal yoga practice, not just the β€œfancy” stuff, to remind of us of all the ways we can practice yoga. So I may never do a handstand without support, but hopefully I’ll always have legs up the wall. πŸ’š
And on this gorgeous PNW, we are loving our Mother Earth and taking care of our little patch and enjoying all her splendor. .
Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior)
Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) 
Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose)
Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) 
Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge)
Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) 
Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) .
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Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory
πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga
πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie
πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki
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Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz
πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry
πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl
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#novemberintentions #yogaforeverybody #yogaforall #gratitude #gratefulheart 
#legsupthewall #viparitakarani #restorativeyoga #mindfulmovement #sustainableyoga
Day Six of #GratitudeGiveGrow  ✨ any inversion ✨ 🌏 service ✨ Legs up the wall has to be my favorite inversion. I’ve dreamed of and worked on doing handstands for years, but in this postpartum season, I’m not even trying. Also, I so appreciate other yogis that share their normal yoga practice, not just the β€œfancy” stuff, to remind of us of all the ways we can practice yoga. So I may never do a handstand without support, but hopefully I’ll always have legs up the wall. πŸ’š And on this gorgeous PNW, we are loving our Mother Earth and taking care of our little patch and enjoying all her splendor. . Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior) Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose) Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge) Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) . . . Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki . . . Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #novemberintentions  #yogaforeverybody  #yogaforall  #gratitude  #gratefulheart  #legsupthewall  #viparitakarani  #restorativeyoga  #mindfulmovement  #sustainableyoga 
Day Five of #GratitudeGiveGrow
✨ low lunge ✨ put down your phone ✨
Like many of you have shared, it seems increasingly difficult to separate ourselves from our phones. Whether it is mindless scrolling, googling every question, playing music for dance parties, snapping pictures to capture cute moments with kiddos or trying to create community and connections (like I love doing here on IG), our devices are deeply embedded in our daily lives. I admit, trying to abstain from using my phone gives me serious FOMO and finally having a moment to sit down and gaze at my phone is definitely something I feel like I do to β€œunwind”. πŸ·πŸŒ€
But what I don’t like about these phones is the incessant and compulsive way I end up using them. So much that it’s difficult to sit at a red light or stand in a line and not want to pick my phone for a quick glance. So I’m always appreciative of the invitation to experiment with different ways of interacting with technology. Especially as a mama, the greatest connection I want to foster is within my kids, not my phone. πŸ˜‰
P.S. also realizing the irony about posting while on my phone. 
P.P.S. No judgement on any tired mamas scrolling through on their phones, I get, I need that time too! πŸ’“
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Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior)
Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) 
Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose)
Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) 
Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge)
Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) 
Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) .
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Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory
πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga
πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie
πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki
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Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz
πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry
πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl
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#novemberintentions #yogaforeverybody #yogaforall #gratitude #gratefulheart #yogawithkids #babyyoga #parentingisyoga #4thtrimester #takebackpostpartum
Day Five of #GratitudeGiveGrow  ✨ low lunge ✨ put down your phone ✨ Like many of you have shared, it seems increasingly difficult to separate ourselves from our phones. Whether it is mindless scrolling, googling every question, playing music for dance parties, snapping pictures to capture cute moments with kiddos or trying to create community and connections (like I love doing here on IG), our devices are deeply embedded in our daily lives. I admit, trying to abstain from using my phone gives me serious FOMO and finally having a moment to sit down and gaze at my phone is definitely something I feel like I do to β€œunwind”. πŸ·πŸŒ€ But what I don’t like about these phones is the incessant and compulsive way I end up using them. So much that it’s difficult to sit at a red light or stand in a line and not want to pick my phone for a quick glance. So I’m always appreciative of the invitation to experiment with different ways of interacting with technology. Especially as a mama, the greatest connection I want to foster is within my kids, not my phone. πŸ˜‰ P.S. also realizing the irony about posting while on my phone. P.P.S. No judgement on any tired mamas scrolling through on their phones, I get, I need that time too! πŸ’“ . Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior) Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose) Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge) Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) . . . Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki . . . Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #novemberintentions  #yogaforeverybody  #yogaforall  #gratitude  #gratefulheart  #yogawithkids  #babyyoga  #parentingisyoga  #4thtrimester  #takebackpostpartum 
Last night, after the chaos of bedtime, once everyone had falling asleep and it was quiet in the house, all of a sudden, there was the wave of crushing weight of responsibility, like, β€œholy sh*t, I have been entrusted with these 3 souls to keep safe and raise well.” Woah, that is heavy! And this parenting gig is exhausting and certainly has tested me and pushed me to my limits and beyond. But like so many things, motherhood is a two sided coin. One side feels so big, makes me bone weary, challenges my spirit and the other side is big hearted, gooey, love, so thick and delicious. We don’t get to pick just one side of the coin; they cannot be separated. But without hesitation, I choose to have these β€œcoins” in my life, if only to know the tremendous breath of this experience we call life and the sacred duty of being a mama to these 3 bright lights. .
πŸ“·: @shelbybrakkenphotography .
#tbt #motherhoodunplugged #maternityphotos #sauvieisland #boymom #grittyparenting #worthit #parentingisyoga
Last night, after the chaos of bedtime, once everyone had falling asleep and it was quiet in the house, all of a sudden, there was the wave of crushing weight of responsibility, like, β€œholy sh*t, I have been entrusted with these 3 souls to keep safe and raise well.” Woah, that is heavy! And this parenting gig is exhausting and certainly has tested me and pushed me to my limits and beyond. But like so many things, motherhood is a two sided coin. One side feels so big, makes me bone weary, challenges my spirit and the other side is big hearted, gooey, love, so thick and delicious. We don’t get to pick just one side of the coin; they cannot be separated. But without hesitation, I choose to have these β€œcoins” in my life, if only to know the tremendous breath of this experience we call life and the sacred duty of being a mama to these 3 bright lights. . πŸ“·: @shelbybrakkenphotography . #tbt  #motherhoodunplugged  #maternityphotos  #sauvieisland  #boymom  #grittyparenting  #worthit  #parentingisyoga 
Day Four of #GratitudeGiveGrow
✨ wild thing ✨ share positivity ✨
I have so much gratitude for so many people in my life right now. But this feels like the perfect opportunity to thank YOU, yes, YOU. I felt so vulnerable and nervous about sharing the ups and downs of my pregnancy and birth here on IG, but I have been overwhelmed with the tenderness and support you all have offered. Throughout this journey, you have shown up for me and offered so many kind and thoughtful words of support. I’m tagging many of you here, but there are more of you than I can actual tag. So please know, I am so grateful for your support and this amazing virtual community we create. 
YOU are A M A Z I N G. πŸ’“πŸ’žπŸ’—
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Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior)
Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) 
Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose)
Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) 
Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge)
Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) 
Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) .
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Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory
πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga
πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie
πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki
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Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz
πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry
πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl
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#novemberintentions #yogaforeverybody #yogaforall #gratitude #gratefulheart #wildthing #4thtrimester #babyyoga #kiragrace
Day Four of #GratitudeGiveGrow  ✨ wild thing ✨ share positivity ✨ I have so much gratitude for so many people in my life right now. But this feels like the perfect opportunity to thank YOU, yes, YOU. I felt so vulnerable and nervous about sharing the ups and downs of my pregnancy and birth here on IG, but I have been overwhelmed with the tenderness and support you all have offered. Throughout this journey, you have shown up for me and offered so many kind and thoughtful words of support. I’m tagging many of you here, but there are more of you than I can actual tag. So please know, I am so grateful for your support and this amazing virtual community we create. YOU are A M A Z I N G. πŸ’“πŸ’žπŸ’— . Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior) Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose) Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge) Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) . . . Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki . . . Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #novemberintentions  #yogaforeverybody  #yogaforall  #gratitude  #gratefulheart  #wildthing  #4thtrimester  #babyyoga  #kiragrace 
Day Three of #GratitudeGiveGrow
✨ camel ✨ donate ✨
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Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior)
Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) 
Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose)
Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) 
Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge)
Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) 
Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) .
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Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory
πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga
πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie
πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki
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Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz
πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry
πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl
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#novemberintentions #yogaforeverybody #yogaforall #gratitude #gratefulheart
Day Three of #GratitudeGiveGrow  ✨ camel ✨ donate ✨ . Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior) Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose) Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge) Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) . . . Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki . . . Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #novemberintentions  #yogaforeverybody  #yogaforall  #gratitude  #gratefulheart 
Day Two of #GratitudeGiveGrow
✨ upward facing dog ✨ set your intention ✨
I am strong enough to leave my heart open to whatever may arise. ✨
We live in a β€œsuck it up”, β€œtough it out” culture, which can lead to fighting with the β€œless desirable” emotions. Often that conflict can lead to suffering. But have you ever tried to just let yourself feel what’s there, without labeling, and noticed that by opening to what is there is a natural softening that happens? So my intention is to open up to the wide breadth of the human experience, embracing it all from the gritty to the great, knowing that there is strength is ability to welcome it all. .
Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior)
Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) 
Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose)
Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) 
Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge)
Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) 
Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) .
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Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory
πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga
πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie
πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki
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Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz
πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry
πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl
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#novemberintentions #yogaforeverybody #yogaforall #gratitude #gratefulheart #upwardfacingdog #intention #mamababyyoga #babyyoga #kiragrace
Day Two of #GratitudeGiveGrow  ✨ upward facing dog ✨ set your intention ✨ I am strong enough to leave my heart open to whatever may arise. ✨ We live in a β€œsuck it up”, β€œtough it out” culture, which can lead to fighting with the β€œless desirable” emotions. Often that conflict can lead to suffering. But have you ever tried to just let yourself feel what’s there, without labeling, and noticed that by opening to what is there is a natural softening that happens? So my intention is to open up to the wide breadth of the human experience, embracing it all from the gritty to the great, knowing that there is strength is ability to welcome it all. . Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior) Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose) Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge) Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) . . . Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki . . . Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #novemberintentions  #yogaforeverybody  #yogaforall  #gratitude  #gratefulheart  #upwardfacingdog  #intention  #mamababyyoga  #babyyoga  #kiragrace 
Day One of #GratitudeGiveGrow
✨ humble warrior ✨ random act of kindness ✨
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I’d like to think I’m a pretty kind person and try to practice random acts of kindness every day. But as I was paying attention to what those moments might be, all I could think of was how I have been on the receiving end of so much kindness lately. From all the friends and family who have brought us meals, folded my laundry, listened to me complain about being tired, helped wrangle my older boys, to the strangers who hold the door when they see me juggling kiddos and a stroller. To all those thoughtful souls, thank you for making this world a little kinder and more loving...I hope you realize how heartening those moments have been for me. πŸ’—
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Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior)
Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) 
Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose)
Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) 
Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge)
Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) 
Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) .
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Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory
πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga
πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie
πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki
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Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz
πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry
πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl
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#novemberintentions #yogaforeverybody #yogaforall #gratitude #gratefulheart #mamababyyoga #8weeksold #takebackpostpartum #4thtrimester #humblewarrior #yogamomlife
Day One of #GratitudeGiveGrow  ✨ humble warrior ✨ random act of kindness ✨ . I’d like to think I’m a pretty kind person and try to practice random acts of kindness every day. But as I was paying attention to what those moments might be, all I could think of was how I have been on the receiving end of so much kindness lately. From all the friends and family who have brought us meals, folded my laundry, listened to me complain about being tired, helped wrangle my older boys, to the strangers who hold the door when they see me juggling kiddos and a stroller. To all those thoughtful souls, thank you for making this world a little kinder and more loving...I hope you realize how heartening those moments have been for me. πŸ’— . Day 1- Random act of kindness (Humble Warrior) Day 2- Set your intention for the day (Upward Facing Dog) Day 3- Donate clothing or household items (Camel Pose) Day 4- List someone’s good traits and share it with them (Wild Thing) Day 5- Put away your phone (Low Lunge) Day 6- Earth service (Any Inversion) Day 7- Spend 5 minutes with your hand on your heart (Any Seated Pose) . . . Your gratitude hosts: πŸ™πŸΌ @awholestory πŸ™πŸΌ @betse.y.oga πŸ™πŸΌ @carrot_bowl_bonnie πŸ™πŸΌ @trynicki . . . Our generous sponsors: πŸ™πŸΌ @aftershokz πŸ™πŸΌ @buddhibox πŸ™πŸΌ @nessarosejewelry πŸ™πŸΌ @willowandburl β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #novemberintentions  #yogaforeverybody  #yogaforall  #gratitude  #gratefulheart  #mamababyyoga  #8weeksold  #takebackpostpartum  #4thtrimester  #humblewarrior  #yogamomlife 
Almost 6 years ago I attended the @yogawaytobirth class as a student while pregnant with my first baby. The class prepared me for childbirth in ways I never knew that I needed, by providing opportunities to look deeply, practice #svadhyaya, and process my fears. I’m so grateful to @tina3lilly5 for taking me in as an instructor 2 years ago and trusting me with this amazing curriculum she has built. I am so fortunate to be a part of the #yogawaytobirth team. ❀️❀️❀️
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#portland #portlandbirth #childbirtheducator #birthwithoutfear #8limbsofyoga #mindfulbirth #mindfulness #normalizebreastfeeding #geronimomoon
Almost 6 years ago I attended the @yogawaytobirth class as a student while pregnant with my first baby. The class prepared me for childbirth in ways I never knew that I needed, by providing opportunities to look deeply, practice #svadhyaya , and process my fears. I’m so grateful to @tina3lilly5 for taking me in as an instructor 2 years ago and trusting me with this amazing curriculum she has built. I am so fortunate to be a part of the #yogawaytobirth  team. ❀️❀️❀️ . #portland  #portlandbirth  #childbirtheducator  #birthwithoutfear  #8limbsofyoga  #mindfulbirth  #mindfulness  #normalizebreastfeeding  #geronimomoon 
β€œNever underestimate the power of being seen.” - Brene Brown-
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I believe my labor was actually set into motion at my 40 week appointment. I had just finished my last day of work and all week long had been feeling a lump in my throat like I was on the verge of tears. Finally arriving in a safe space for my appointment with my midwives, I broke down. 
I was scared. 
Afraid of how I could possibly be a mother of 3. How could I possibly give my 3 boys all the love they deserve? πŸ’”
My tears and fears were met with the utmost care and compassion. My midwife said, β€œof course your heart is breaking, it has to break open to allow this NEW LOVE to be born.” Those were exactly the words I needed to hear and instantly I softened into the heartbreak and as my heart started to open, so did the space for labor and birth to arrive. πŸ’”βœ¨
After my birth I could not thank my midwives and husband enough for all the support they provided. My husband felt like he had done very little and later asked if I felt like Birth would have unfolded similarly if we had stayed with our hospital midwives. Honestly, I think it would have been very different in a hospital setting. Not only did my midwives take the time to help me unpack fears to feel safe, but they took the time to truly see me, and without that, I feel strongly that birth would have been a very different story. πŸŒ€βœ¨πŸ’™
So as we concluded our care with @almamidwifery, I cannot thank these women enough for being witness to this sacred passage. Thank you for making me feel like a birthing rockstar goddess. Thank you for seeing me and ushering me into motherhood of three. I am forever grateful. 
#pregomargot #geronimomoon #almamidwifery #midwives #midwifery #birthmatters #birthwithoutfear #4thtrimester #boymom #3rdpregnancy #baby3 #8weeksold #birthflow #birthflowsubmission #motherhoodnorthwest
β€œNever underestimate the power of being seen.” - Brene Brown- πŸ’ž I believe my labor was actually set into motion at my 40 week appointment. I had just finished my last day of work and all week long had been feeling a lump in my throat like I was on the verge of tears. Finally arriving in a safe space for my appointment with my midwives, I broke down. I was scared. Afraid of how I could possibly be a mother of 3. How could I possibly give my 3 boys all the love they deserve? πŸ’” My tears and fears were met with the utmost care and compassion. My midwife said, β€œof course your heart is breaking, it has to break open to allow this NEW LOVE to be born.” Those were exactly the words I needed to hear and instantly I softened into the heartbreak and as my heart started to open, so did the space for labor and birth to arrive. πŸ’”βœ¨ After my birth I could not thank my midwives and husband enough for all the support they provided. My husband felt like he had done very little and later asked if I felt like Birth would have unfolded similarly if we had stayed with our hospital midwives. Honestly, I think it would have been very different in a hospital setting. Not only did my midwives take the time to help me unpack fears to feel safe, but they took the time to truly see me, and without that, I feel strongly that birth would have been a very different story. πŸŒ€βœ¨πŸ’™ So as we concluded our care with @almamidwifery, I cannot thank these women enough for being witness to this sacred passage. Thank you for making me feel like a birthing rockstar goddess. Thank you for seeing me and ushering me into motherhood of three. I am forever grateful. #pregomargot  #geronimomoon  #almamidwifery  #midwives  #midwifery  #birthmatters  #birthwithoutfear  #4thtrimester  #boymom  #3rdpregnancy  #baby3  #8weeksold  #birthflow  #birthflowsubmission  #motherhoodnorthwest 
#tbt to that time I walked around in a field in my underwear on Sauvie Island on a hot August night and my little lovebug thought my belly button was the direct line to talk to #geronimomoon. ✨
πŸ“·: @shelbybrakkenphotography ✨
#maternityphotography #35weekspregnant #sauvieisland #pnwonderland #bumppositive #bumppositivesubmission #hennabelly #boymom #madewell #3rdpregnancy #pregomargot
πŸ’ž the biggest love there ever was πŸ’ž
I had high hopes of sharing some of my asana practice today, but this was my yoga instead β€” staying with this sweet love of mine, and letting the waves wash over me. πŸŒ€πŸ’žπŸŒŠ
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#yogaofmotherhood #meditatingmama #mindfulness #oxytocinvibes #4thtrimester #geronimomoon
Raise your hand if you can relateπŸ™‹πŸΌ
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I love when words like these pop up in my memories and remind me past inspiration and how it has come to manifest. ✨ words by Tami Lynn Kent from Mothering from your Center 
#manifest #dreambirth #tamilynnkent #motheringfromyourcenter #birthwithoutfear #throwback
My favorite teaching assistant and I had a wonderful morning at @karmayoganw joining their teacher training and talking about all about yoga, pregnancy and postpartum. 😍🀰🏼
It was all fun and games until he had a giant πŸ’© explosion in the middle class. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜£ Thanks to the students for being understanding. πŸ™πŸΌ
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#yogateachertraining #karmayoganw #teachertrainer #oxytocinvibes #workingmama #geronimomoon #grittyparenting #takebackpostpartum #4thtrimester #workingmama #7weeksold
My favorite teaching assistant and I had a wonderful morning at @karmayoganw joining their teacher training and talking about all about yoga, pregnancy and postpartum. 😍🀰🏼 It was all fun and games until he had a giant πŸ’© explosion in the middle class. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜£ Thanks to the students for being understanding. πŸ™πŸΌ . #yogateachertraining  #karmayoganw  #teachertrainer  #oxytocinvibes  #workingmama  #geronimomoon  #grittyparenting  #takebackpostpartum  #4thtrimester  #workingmama  #7weeksold 
First postpartum Barre3 workout in the books. πŸ™Œ
It felt so good to move my body and sweat. Unlike previous postpartum seasons, I have felt no rush to β€œget my body back” (that phrase drives me crazy 😣). And because I remained mindfully active during pregnancy, I felt like I never really lost that connection to my deep core and belly muscles. With my 2nd pregnancy I had a 4-5 finger separation of my abdominal muscles (also known as #diastasisrecti). This time it was only 2 fingers, which is considered β€œnormal”. But more important than numbers and measurements, I so grateful to have felt strong through my pregnancy and postpartum. πŸ’ͺ
So thankful for how @barre3portland, @onestrongmamaprenatal, my own yoga practice and most importantly having permission to listen to myself during these times have helped support me through it all. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’—
And the biggest thank you to baby #geronimomoon for sleeping in the childcare for the whole hourβ£οΈπŸ˜πŸ’€
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#barre3 #onestrongmama #takebackpostpartum #4thtrimester #7weekspostpartum #7weeksold
First postpartum Barre3 workout in the books. πŸ™Œ It felt so good to move my body and sweat. Unlike previous postpartum seasons, I have felt no rush to β€œget my body back” (that phrase drives me crazy 😣). And because I remained mindfully active during pregnancy, I felt like I never really lost that connection to my deep core and belly muscles. With my 2nd pregnancy I had a 4-5 finger separation of my abdominal muscles (also known as #diastasisrecti ). This time it was only 2 fingers, which is considered β€œnormal”. But more important than numbers and measurements, I so grateful to have felt strong through my pregnancy and postpartum. πŸ’ͺ So thankful for how @barre3portland, @onestrongmamaprenatal, my own yoga practice and most importantly having permission to listen to myself during these times have helped support me through it all. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’— And the biggest thank you to baby #geronimomoon  for sleeping in the childcare for the whole hourβ£οΈπŸ˜πŸ’€ . #barre3  #onestrongmama  #takebackpostpartum  #4thtrimester  #7weekspostpartum  #7weeksold 
So great to be back on my mat for mama baby yoga today with @shana_ruth_cc. It is such a treat to be a student and sit in community with other new mamas. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
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#mamababyyoga #babyyoga #baddhakonasana #4thtrimester #takebackpostpartum #thebhaktishopyogacenter #iphone8plus #portraitmode #geronimomoon #oxytocinvibes #babylove #6weeksold #restoreyourcore #onestrongmama
🌿 β€œA L L birth is natural.” 🌿
Hey y’all, THIS is so important. My first two births were inductions with epidurals. After my 2nd birth, having just finished my prenatal yoga teacher training, I think I had some unrealistic expectations for birth. I made it to 9.5cm, was pushing and had to stop and beg for the epidural. There was fear in the room, mostly from a medical provider who suspected a big baby (which he was, 10lbs6oz) and feared shoulder dystocia (which didn’t happen). The epidural let me rest, move away from fear, and I pushed that β€œmacrosomal infant” out in 30 min. 🌿
But here’s the thing, somewhere along the line I internalized that feeling that I had FAILED at birth somehow, because it wasn’t β€œnatural”. And I held this in my body for nearly 2 years, until it was uncovered through some amazing body work called Holistic Pelvic Care. And I was finally able to make peace with this birth, forgive and find compassion for myself. 🌿
The third time around, I knew things had to be different. And I’m so glad I found providers that believe in birth and hold space for all the ways birth has to unfold. It made all the difference for me feeling like I could walk into birth without fear and to trust that this birth would happen the way it needed to happen, whether that was precipitous labor at home or a hospital transfer with a surgical birth. 
There is NO hierarchy of birth. 
Repost @cupofjo. Words from @ericachidicohen πŸ™πŸΌ
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#birthwithoutfear #birthmatters #holisticpelviccare #tamilynnkent #allbirthisnatural #empoweredbirth #informedconsent #almamidwifery #socialworker #yogawaytobirth
🌿 β€œA L L birth is natural.” 🌿 Hey y’all, THIS is so important. My first two births were inductions with epidurals. After my 2nd birth, having just finished my prenatal yoga teacher training, I think I had some unrealistic expectations for birth. I made it to 9.5cm, was pushing and had to stop and beg for the epidural. There was fear in the room, mostly from a medical provider who suspected a big baby (which he was, 10lbs6oz) and feared shoulder dystocia (which didn’t happen). The epidural let me rest, move away from fear, and I pushed that β€œmacrosomal infant” out in 30 min. 🌿 But here’s the thing, somewhere along the line I internalized that feeling that I had FAILED at birth somehow, because it wasn’t β€œnatural”. And I held this in my body for nearly 2 years, until it was uncovered through some amazing body work called Holistic Pelvic Care. And I was finally able to make peace with this birth, forgive and find compassion for myself. 🌿 The third time around, I knew things had to be different. And I’m so glad I found providers that believe in birth and hold space for all the ways birth has to unfold. It made all the difference for me feeling like I could walk into birth without fear and to trust that this birth would happen the way it needed to happen, whether that was precipitous labor at home or a hospital transfer with a surgical birth. There is NO hierarchy of birth. Repost @cupofjo. Words from @ericachidicohen πŸ™πŸΌ . . . . #birthwithoutfear  #birthmatters  #holisticpelviccare  #tamilynnkent  #allbirthisnatural  #empoweredbirth  #informedconsent  #almamidwifery  #socialworker  #yogawaytobirth