Yoga is... presence, contentment, breath, awareness, peace, acceptance, intention, connection and sacred. Yoga is to yoke, to join, to unite. My practice of yoga is not limited to asana, study or even meditation. It’s something I practice in all I do. Even though being a stay at home mom of 2 means I’m barely teaching or practicing in group classes I find I’m teaching and practicing in every moment of my life with my girls. I never thought I’d be nursing for almost 5 years straight much less a 2 & 1/2 year old. There are times admittedly that I feel like I’m going to crawl out of my skin and want ‘my body back!!!’ and then I remember that we are not separate, Cosette and I. We are one. We are the same energy. We are nurturing. We are comforting. We are healing. When I surrender to this oneness I actually feel lighter. ‘My’ body created this magical being and my body was created for her. I don’t really have people in my close circle who ask about nursing Cosette at this age but I suppose sharing in a blog will open me up to criticism or just question. My answer to all questions are the same. This is my yoga. This is my practice. This is the one of many challenges and gifts of motherhood.This is not a political breastfeeding article or anything. It’s not even a breastfeeding article at all. I’m just sharing motherhood through the lens of yoga or yoga through the lens of motherhood. They are, of course, one in the same.

 

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