Morning dad time! Love spending time with this wee dude in our @closeparent sling. . Whilst carrying the baby in the sling this week I was stopped in a shop by a sales rep who said: “aw, that’s cute. It’s so nice to see you embracing fatherhood *fist bump*.” Happening most days when carrying the baby this type of interaction isn’t unusual. It’s nice for someone to take the time out to do that - it feels good, it makes me feel “ah, someone thinks I’m doing a good job”. .
However, the above comment in particular got me thinking that, intentional or otherwise, there seems to be an undertone of male privilege at play here. My partner carries our child in the sling much more than I do and does the lion’s share of the childcare. AFAIK no one has ever come up to her and said: “well done for embracing motherhood”. In fact her and other new mums I’ve spoken to are often met with inappropriate personal questions, invasion of personal space or other forms of bullying. The same day I was praised I passed a mum in the street with a screaming newborn and a crying toddler, trying to get them both into a car. People tutted as they walked past. .
Why do we praise our men for being ‘engaged’ parents but not our women? .
What am I getting at here? I’m not really sure. But the gender divide makes me sad. I don’t want to sound critical of the praise offered by strangers, I support and encourage it. I think we should do more of it. I just think we should be equal in our praise, whoever that is for. .
To the new mums out there: you may not have heard it from strangers but you are doing a great job. .
Day 4: Morning yoga @ Bar Asroria Ma in quanti sieeeteeeeeeeeee💜💜💜💜 Grazie a TUTTI che hanno fatto la sforza in questi 4 giorni per svegliare così presto e praticare lo yoga con cosi tanta energia, grinta e sempre sorridente .
È stata un vero piacere conoscere così tante nuove persone e praticare insieme.
Ci vediamo a Giugno 5-6-7 ...Lo stesso posto...lo stesso orario.
It is Friday! And this morning I just needed to slow things down a little. The last few weeks have been flying by so fast, and I feel like have been running from one thing to the next all the time, and I just needed to breathe a little this morning.
I was at a dance show yesterday, where the theme was RUN, how we run through life, why we run, how running can be good for us, how it can be bad. It was an amazing show by the very tallented dancers @_juliol_ and @dalvadans , @olavessendalva thank you for an amazing show that really hit me 🙏🏻❤️
So this morning I decided to not run (with head or body), but did a long savasana, some headstand and some meditation, just slowing down the breath, and my world in general, and I could feel how much I needed it.
So, now I am ready for the day, and while things will not slow down for a few weeks, I can remember to breathe, and to lower my shoulders. And this is a little reminder for you to do the same 😊❤️🙏🏻
Have a great Friday all of you wonderful people!
Goodmorning world! Today is the last day of #yogaoffthefloor , yogi's choice, so with Hanumanasana i want to say thank you to the hosts for inspiring and challenging us! I might add a few pictures to this day later 😋
As son of the wind, Hanuman was known for his mighty leaps. Two of his most famous leaping exploits are associated with the battle of Lanka. In the first, Hanuman leapt the distance of one hundred yojanas (one yojana is traditionally defined as the longest distance traveled by sound of a call from a tall place), shore to shore, from India to Lanka, to comfort the captive Sita. With a force that made the sand fly and the waves run backward, he stretched his mighty legs.
The power of his back leg propelled him skyward, while his front leg reached to touch Lanka's shore. Hands clasped as in prayer, he held Rama’s ring to his heart. When he found Sita sitting sadly under a tree guarded by demoness sentries, he stealthily delivered the ring and the news that Rama was on his way.
Later, Rama’s brother Lakshman fell in battle, mortally injured. The herb to restore him grew far off in the Himalayas. “Go, Hanuman!” said Rama, “we need another one of those leaps of yours. The herb grows on the…” But Hanuman was gone. Before Rama could finish his sentence, the vanara-superhero stood on the mountain, surrounded by herbs and plants. Oh, which one was it? Where did Rama tell him to look? He rushed from plant to plant, but soon realized: “I don’t know! I’m a monkey, not a doctor! Oh, I’ll just take the whole thing and let the experts sort it out.” And he picked up the mountain by the roots, and holding it carefully over his head so he didn't spill anything, he made a flying leap back to the battlefield..
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Именно так проходить наше утро каждую среду. 🌿
Но вчера оно было по особенному прекрасное: моя подруга фотограф @whatsername3 пришли к нам на занятие, и вот, что из этого получилось! 💚😍
А ниже обещанный пост. 👇🏼
•Зачем люди медитируют•
Сразу хочу сказать, что медитация - это не религиозная практика, не изотерика. Медитировать может абсолютно каждый, независимо от возраста, пола, религии, настроение и т.д.
Для меня медитация - это окно в себя, время наедине с собой, когда я могу увидеть более обширную картинку всего происходящего внутри меня. Когда не поток мыслей в моей голове контролируют меня, а я наблюдаю за ними, анализирую и сама принимаю решение , продолжать их или нет.
Продолжать - значит копаться в них, выстраивать цепочку из последующих мыслей.
Каждый день через наш разум проходит большой поток мыслей, которые нам свойственно продолжать. Больше половины этих мыслей абсолютно неважные. Я бы даже сказала, что это мусор, который засоряет наш разум и не даёт сконцентрироваться на более важных вещах. Мы тратим много времени, продолжая пустые мысли, и остаёмся с минимальным количеством времени для того, чтобы понять, чего действительно хотим, что чувствуем, что на самом деле важно, какие у нас цели в жизни, как стать на шаг ближе к ним.
Наши чувства и желания не всегда являются нашими. В мире существует миллион вещей, которые имеют на них давление: правительство, реклама, социальные сети, кумиры и т.д. Именно поэтому очень важно прислушиваться к себе, понаблюдать, что творится внутри и отдохнуть от бесконечного водоворота мыслей.
10-15-20 минут медитации в день Вас в этом отлично помогут.
Объяснила хоть чуть- чуть? Или только запутала? :)
Нужны практические советы базовой медитации в следующем посте: как сидеть, дышать, на чем концентрироваться ?
I usualy start my practice with some joint movements, the basic warm up from hatha. When i feel that my body is ready i go for round 2 of warming up which is this one 😍 and after this i start my practice 😋 of harder asanas 🤸🏼♀️
My daughter has been sick since Sunday so I haven't really left the house since then (I miss being outside haha). But you know it's a good sign when they start eating again. Even if it was just one meal. It's so sad when they are sick - I'm hoping she is back to normal tomorrow. I guess the only bonus to her being sick is that it forced me to really slow down this week - no running errands, no trips to school or activities, no grocery shopping. Haha. Cold/flu season is never fun. Hopefully the kiddies are good for a bit now 😷🙊🙈
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Yesterday a group of beautiful people arrived at this amazing place. They went into complete silence. No communication in any way - no phone, totally offline, no books, newspapers, no talking, no eye contact. Just you in the silence meditating. When you take away all stimulation and noise and cultivate conscious awareness you get the opportunity to really connect with our deepest senses of being. A heart connection to your self and to everything else. Most people come here on their own. But leave with a sense of belonging. And with so much love. Soon I will wake them gently and invite them in for a morning session of soft yoga before breakfast. I feel so lucky being the one getting to facilitate this process. #mindfulness#meditation#silence#silentretreat#silencerocks#yoga#morningyoga#nourishyourlife#lilacbushbeauty#beautifulmorning#grateful#lovemyjob
✨🌿5-DAY MORNING INTENSIVE - IT’S HAPPENING🌿✨
🌿Family visiting in mid-June has given me a week of responsibility free mornings! Hurrah!!! 😍
🌿So I am jumping at the chance to share my signature yoga intensive again as we approach the mid year mark! .
🌿The studio will be warm. The Asana will be a well-rounded flow. Nothing fancy, let’s just get moving. .
🌿The pranayama will be simple and the mantra/meditation practice is one that is blowing my mind in my own practice! I can’t wait to share! .
🌿It’s coming up soon so jump on. 6am-7:30am Monday to Friday so plenty of time to get your Asana to work each day! 😉
🌿Registration via the link in my profile!