Vinyasa Yogini vs Yoga Mama

A personal reflection by Senior Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer, and mother of two, Jennifer Allen.

As I come to my mat on this particular sunny afternoon, I surrender into my child pose, offering my practice to the simple joy of 45 minutes of quiet, ‘me time’.  As I breathe and settle, I take a moment to recognize how much my practice has changed and been humbled over the past few years since becoming a mother.  I reflect on how I’ve traded in countless rounds of sweaty vinyasa-sequences consisting of headstands, handstands and forearm balances, in a packed evening class at my local fancy, urban studio, for clearing space in my lounge room and laying my mat amongst my child’s toys, and trying to focus on my practice while I count the dust bunnies underneath my couch.

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