Keeping Up a Balanced Self-Care Practice As a Mommy

Sarah_Marcos_357Self- care is key to well-being, but it is not always easy to keep up with a regular self- care practice. For many it is difficult to develop one at all. Being a mom means putting ones own needs aside and fully being there for the baby. Balancing taking care of one self with taking care of the baby can be very challenging, yet very important. In this post I talk about why the practice of self- care as a mom is so important and how we as moms can balance fully being there for our baby with being there for our self. I call it self-care practice because it is a continuous process of learning. At times it works better and others less, always requiring us to reflect, learn, and adapt to any given moment.
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A Balanced Life is a Healthy Life. What Balance Means to me + Some Tips for Finding Your Personal Balance

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In yoga we find stability and balance through opposing forces. In the one-legged standing posture I attached to this post I am pushing the standing leg into the ground, and am at the same time lifting up towards the sky through the crown of my head. I am pushing my extended foot into my hand, and pulling back my hand. These opposing forces give stability, just like in life. We need light and darkness, happiness and sadness, determination and laziness…. The tricky part is that stability and balance aren’t necessarily achieved by including equal parts of each side.
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