When you come back to your practice after a few days of mandatory "lady" rest and your hamstrings are tight AF, keeping focus with the breath is especially challenging when you have a "stalker" lurking in her cage going baa baa baa and you can't help but go baa baa baa back at her too 😅😂 I wonder how do other yoga moms concentrate in their practice with their little ones around 🤔😁
What's even more scary than sirsasana? Ardha sirsasana, that's what! 😆
Tilting the pelvis back to come into a half headstand almost feels like I could topple backwards any time and it's even harder to come back up 👆🏻into a full headstand.
Trying to "reawaken" and restrengthen my core after c-section has been really hard (one day I am going to nail that straight legs lift up into a headstand!! Grrr!! 💪🏼😭😂) But here's to facing your fears head on (literally! Haha 😂 #lamejokeMonday ) #sirsasana#ardhasirsasana#headstand#halfheadstand#postpartumyoga#ashtangalove#ashtangastrong#mumtumftw
I'll be the first to admit that having a child of my own wasn't very high on my "to-do" list. In fact, it didn't even make the top 10. I was simply content with what I had and with the people in my life. There was no urgency in getting pregnant and should that option be unavailable, I would've been ok with adopting a child.
Then my dad got sick with stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer) in mid 2015. Then the urgency came and thankfully Allah bless us with a child at that exact moment we needed to have some good news.
On one end of the spectrum, we were so overjoyed with this new life that was soon joining ours, and on the other end, we were coming to terms with having to say goodbye to a truly special man. "She is what I'm waiting for", my daddy would tell me and in my hearts of hearts, I knew he meant it. True to his word (which is so like him to keep his promise) 3 weeks after she was born, he went to be with the Almighty 😇
Avigail in Hebrew means "father's joy". I chose this name specifically for its meaning as it symbolizes the joy she brings to her papa and also to honor my daddy as just by the mere mention of her impending arrival had brought him so much joy in times when he was in so much pain.
Some days I still can't believe this little angel chose me to be her mama 😆💜 #Avigail#motherhood#stillgrieving#daddysgirl#mixedracebaby
She's at that stage where she's just curious and interested in whatever it is I'm doing. I'm hoping to cultivate her interest in yoga one day and bring her to practice with me in Mysore (hahah! Like as if her dad's gonna let me but that doesn't stop me from dreaming, right? 😉) #startthemyoung#youngyoginiintraining
p/s: Pls excuse the sweatpants. I never thought I'd do yoga in them but gosh, when you find that small window of opportunity to #stopdropyoga you take it however and whenever you can 😅 At least I'm wearing pants today 😆😂 #suryanamaskaraA#ashtangayoga#sahm#postpartumyoga#mombabybonding
Yeap this mama still has it 😎😂 The last time I did a headstand was end of Nov 2015. I remember it well because that was the end of my regular yoga practice and the start of the awful morning sickness (or in my case, it was ALL-FREAKIN-DAY!) that seem to last FOREVER. And ever. And ever 😂
Oh sirsasana, how I've missed you, old friend!
I think this is the most skincare products I have ever bought in my entire life! 😅
After giving birth, my body went through (and still is going through!) some crazy hormonal imbalance period which had caused my body to breakout in rashes and my face covered in pimples! 😱😱😱😭😭😭 Not even in my teenage years that I have this many pimples as I do now 😪
At the time, I was using organic skincare for my face but despite assurance from those who knows that brand the best (that my face was simply undergoing "healing crisis"), I've decided I have had enough.
So my sister introduced me to Korean skincare 😄 I hope these can help put my facial problems under control 😁✌🏼️
Been slowly getting back to my 6-days-a-week #ashtangayoga practice since January this year. It's been tough as I also had to deal with some form of mild postpartum depression/anxiety.
But I am finding my center once again on the mat. This new mommy body will take some getting used to...like when doing forward bends, I am so amused by the presence of a tummy "pouch" that I forget about how tight my hamstrings are 😅😂 #dve#forwardfold#onebreathatatime#thatpouchwillhavetogo