Becoming a mum is both a rewarding and beautiful experience. Be warned it comes with its challenges. Disney you should have a warning sticker on all baby stork basket!!
If like me, you had an idea of what being a mum will look like for you. That your children will be born with similar personalities to you and your partner, like a mini us. Therefore it will be easy to manage the outbursts, the never ending crying that always seems to happen about 3.30am until 5am , when it’s impossible for you to fall back to sleep. Sometimes motherhood becomes a game of *crack the Da Vinci code*, is it teething, are they too hot, do they have a rash should I rush to the hospital?
To maintain a healthy body and mind is really important. We can and should give ourselves the tools to cope during this new chapter of our lives. Pilates and Yoga are both wonderful forms of exercise that support all that your body is going through or has gone through during pregnancy. Of course with the added benefit of calming the mind.
This was so important for me and still is as a mum of 2 active kids age 4 & 6years. Yoga & Pilates promotes awareness of the mind, your mind! Sometimes it can be difficult to have your own thoughts while caring for children, if you don’t make time for you, all your energy goes into constant distraction of running from A to B. This sends you on a hamster wheel of incomplete thoughts, yes you don’t have to time to think your own thoughts let alone hear them, notice them or feel them.
Participating in a class can help you stay grounded out of the hamster wheel, striving for an un-frazzled state! A word that doesn’t even exist in the dictionary but I bet all mums use the word frazzled!!! Join Tara in sandyford Thursday mornings 930am Yoga class , or Monday evening 645pm YogaPilates class in Samuel Beckett center , ballyogan road, Leopardstown. Learn more about online classes here.
5 Benefits and more of why Pilates & Yoga is essential for new mums and mums to be
- Creates healthy muscle tone
- Promotes flexibility
- Enhance strength to support growing
- Increase power and stability post pregnancy
- Improves energy levels & sleep
- Supports healthy mind
- Reduces anxiety & stress
- Promotes healthy digestion
- Supports immune system
- and helps toxins release