My greatest wish is to share practice with others on this pilgrimage to pregnancy, to join you as you traverse the peaks and pitfalls of the path, to walk hand in hand to our hearts, wherever and whenever the path may lead 🙏🏼
Operating as usual
Belly full of baby! I’ve been feeling so peaceful and prepared for her arrival and now as we reach full term I’m feeling a bit nervous, acknowledging the next step on the horizon … Trying to talk myself into calm with positive affirmations on repeat as our Labor Day approaches
✨My body is healthy and strong
✨My baby is healthy and strong
✨My baby is safe
✨My body knew how to grow and nourish a healthy baby, my body will know how to safely labor and deliver my baby, too
✨My body is growing a baby just the right size for my body to birth
✨I trust my body
✨My baby will arrive in perfect divine time
✨Thank you God for my healthy body, for my healthy baby, thank you for nourishing my body and my baby through this pregnancy, thank you for safely delivering my baby to my arms 🙏🏼
I’m really loving this special time! I enjoy being pregnant! I love watching my belly grow with life, feeling her kicks and hiccups, and even the uncomfortable days are ok because they have a purpose, it’s all to make more space and more nourishment for my sweet girl and so becomes bearable as I breathe through it all.
Nesting is no joke! I feel an intense deep down drive to clean and organize every drawer and cupboard, to clean and fold every little piece of clothing, to cook and prepare a winters’ worth of food, and I’m grateful for all of this energy I have that is making it possible.
I notice myself wishing for her to be here already and at the same time feeling sad that our pregnancy will soon be complete - a wishing for time to move faster and also more slowly all at once. And so just for today I’ll try my best to be present to this day, grateful for this breath, here and now in this moment with her tumbling around in my tummy 🥰
I love you @santoshdas.108 💜 I love being on this adventure with you and am so grateful for your love, support, sweetness, strength, singing to our sweetheart, for holding space for so much for our babe and I 🙏🏼 thank you thank you thank you I love you I love you I love you 💜
My 2022 Intentions are to bring playfulness into presence as we embark on this parenting pilgrimage 💙
There are many serious details to consider as we get closer to her arrival - and of course in caring for a newborn - so I will hold intentions through this year to invoke a spirit of playfulness in my nurturing and thank our sweet girl for all she’s teaching me already 🙏🏼
What is your 2022 intention?
✨My favorite jammies by @meundies
I love you I love you I love you
Thank you Thank you Thank you
Happy Anniversary my love!
It seems our special day was just yesterday and also many lifetimes ago, this time is a funny thing. There’s no one else I’d rather ride these waves with, thank you for holding my hands and my heart so strong and so gently, all at once. I’m forever in gratitude for the path that led us to each other, and for the beauty and hope held in our moons to come 🙏🏼
Planning & coordinating @whitesageevents
Flowers and chuppah @ojalafloral
Hair and makeup @kathytbarlas
Decor and dishes @otisandpearl @ventura_party_rentals
Wedding gown @bhldn
Grooms attire @johnvarvatos
Shoes @vans @keds
Baby hugging breaths 🥰
Easiest to access in all fours as you can feel the weight of baby.
Begin with neutral spine.
Inhale releasing weight of baby,
Exhale hugging baby in all directions (front back, left right, top bottom)
As if you could hold your baby with your breath.
Inhale release. Repeat. Begin with 3 hugs each day, or more if it feels right for your body and your baby. Do not ever force or stain. Listen to your body, you know best.
Sending lots of love!
Jai Ma 🙏🏼💗✨
Full Moon Prenatal Yoga & Meditation
Friday 11/19 6:30-8pm PST via zoom
& private sessions by appointment
Meet me under the moon for prenatal gentle yoga, meditation and pranayama (conscious breath) practice. An opportunity to slow down, to connect with your body and your baby, to listen to the whisperings of your hearts and to offer time and space for healing and intuitive reflection.
Our time together begins with a sharing circle, (if you wish to share): an opportunity to voice and give power to our intentions, wishes and prayers. We then move through a gentle Yin Yoga sequence - a gravity practice of long held postures to release tension, stagnation and stress, and to promote healing. Finally, we will end with a Restorative Yoga practice, a series of supported poses to assist in full body relaxation: A time to tune into the wisdom of your womb, to welcome the feminine energy of creation and to make space to receive nourishment and ease.
To register: DM or email [email protected]
$20 via paypal or venmo
Angel Greenhut Meet me under the moon for prenatal gentle yoga, meditation and pranayama (conscious breath) practice. An opportunity to slow down, to connect with your body and your baby, to listen to the whisperings of your hearts and to offer time and space for healing and intuitive reflection.
Breathing deeply is important for everyone: more oxygen and longer breaths bring more energy to your system, help to stabilize blood pressure and lower stress. Deep, conscious breathing is especially important in pregnancy, when you are also breathing for your baby 💗 and can become more challenging as baby grows and the uterus begins push against the diaphragm.
Let’s take 3 minutes today to slow down and consciously breathe together 🙏🏼✨
If you’d like to practice more together, join me for Full Moon Prenatal / Postpartum Yoga on Fr 11/19 6:30-8pm PST via zoom & private sessions by appointment. DM to register 💜
New Moon Womb Nourishing Yoga
Th 11/4 6:30-8pm PST via zoom
Join me under the new moon in a grounding and nourishing Yin & Restorative Yoga class for women wishing to connect with their womb space and the energy of creation, to offer time and space for healing and intuitive reflection.
New Moon is a powerful time to manifest magic, to welcome new beginnings. Our time together begins with a sharing circle, (if you wish to share): an opportunity to voice and give power to our intentions, wishes and prayers 🙏🏼
We then move through a Yin Yoga sequence - a gravity practice of long held postures to release tension, stagnation and stress, and to promote healing.
Finally, we will end with a Restorative Yoga practice, a series of supported poses to assist in full body relaxation: A time to tune into the wisdom of your womb, to welcome the feminine energy of creation and to make space to receive 🙏🏼
This class is for anyone wishing to connect with their womb space, including those trying to conceive, currently pregnant, postpartum, those wishing to bring physical healing to their womb, and those healing and releasing womb trauma.
We will meet Thursday, Nov 4th 6:30-8pm PST via zoom.
Venmo or PayPal $20 🙏🏼
To register DM or email [email protected]
Wishing you many blessings today and always 🙏🏼
to our first photo together 🥰
Four years ago I was praying for this very moment 🙏🏼
Today, my prayer is simply: thank you, thank you, thank you 🙏🏼
In the fertility & pregnancy journey it’s challenging to be now, always wanting to fast forward and reach for that moment when my healthy, happy baby is safely in my arms. I am noticing my desire to reach for the future and practicing presence. Just for today, I will practice being with what is here and now. Today I am grateful for my healthy body, my healthy baby growing strong at 20 weeks. I’m grateful for each kick and craving, so grateful for the opportunity to feel her growing in my womb. This is a good place to be and I’m so grateful for this moment. And for today, this is enough. I love you sweet girl 💜
🧘🏼♂️ The reclining bound angle pose stretches the groin, inner thighs, and hips, can relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety and opens the energy of the pelvic girdle. It also stimulates the abdominal and reproductive organs, improves digestion and increases blood circulation. This is an excellent pose in promoting fertility at pre-conception and nourishing the uterus and baby during pregnancy and also is generally helpful for ALL bodies as it nourishes the abdominal organs and promotes relaxation, which we can all use more of 💗
✨Create a ramp of pillows so that head is above heart and heart above hips
✨Place pillows, blocks or rolled towels under thighs so that hips are open but completely supported
✨warm socks, eye pillow and weighted puppy support optional 😉
✨this shape can also be taken without props, though you may only find it comfortable for one minute, give or take. With props and complete support, this shape can be taken for 20 minutes
✨when finished roll onto left side into fetal shape and rest for a few breaths or longer.
Remember: if it feels good, you’re doing it right, listen to the wisdom of your body and your bones 🙏🏼
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