Published May 1, 2012
For a majority of the people that I know, change and uncertainty can be a scary thing . After the birth of your baby your life will be different , which doesn’t necessarily mean its a bad thing . Think about it, with any major life changing event comes a time of transition and integrating the new into your existing life . Somethings fall away and new things are brought in. Same thing when you have a child. So many things happen , first of all you are not only birthing a baby but another part of you that has never existed before as you are now a mother . And with this new part of you comes all new feelings and openings that you never felt or experienced before.Things you might have found important before don’t really matter as much any more while other things that you might not have thought about matter a lot . Your partner has also birthed another part of themselves as a parent / father and with that can sometimes trigger a feeling of responsibly and fear of providing for . Both of you are having your own feelings and experiences trying to digest and integrate these new parts of yourselves. Before your baby came it was just the two of you and now you have to allow time and patients to integrate this new little being into your relationship and life .
Then there is your baby , who is physically here but not totally of this world yet . They have to slowly transition from the cozy comforts of the womb into the world. Your baby is totally helpless and needs you to do everything for them as they can’t exist without you . Babies don’t come with an owners manual , each and every baby is different so you need to find your way and use this time to figure out how this baby of yours ticks .
Your hormones are in flux, your body is in-between a pregnancy state and what it was and your sleep is not normal and all out of wack .
THIS IS ALL NORMAL AND VERY TEMPORARY !!! This is not the way your life is going to be , you are in transition. You are all just finding your way , you as a mother , your partner as a parent / father , you both as a couple , your baby here in the world and you all as a family .
Surender to this time and carve out a period after the birth of your child and allow the space so you all can find your way. The ones who have the hardest time after the birth of their baby are the ones who keep trying to get back to the way their life was. Im not saying that aspects of it won’t still be there , some will ; but with every birth comes a new beginning . This postpartum transition period , when you make room for it will be the bridge that gets you there. So again , surrender , know it won’t always be like this , allow time for all of you to find your way in this new life you just birthed.
Published May 1, 2012
Chlorella is a strain of green algae that grows in fresh water . Sun chlorella is a superfood that has one of the highest concentration of nutrients.
I always have my clients take when breastfeeding as it helps enrich the breast milk and reduces the amount of chemicals and dioxins from reaching the baby through breast milk .
When prepping someone for pregnancy I have them take to help pull out any heavy metals from the body . It also helps with fertility , especially for woman with follicular phase issues( period – ovulation time ) . Sun Chlorella helps follicles to grow and produce healthy eggs .
During pregnancy sun chlorella can help reduce up to 30% toxins , dioxins and chemicals that can pass from mother to baby. Also helps remove any toxic waste from the body . Helps you produce more oxygen and purifies your blood. Helps balance blood pressure , eliminates molds in your body and help repair and build tissues .
Published May 1, 2012
The other day I was craving to go to a yoga class , I pulled up all the local yoga studios on the net searching for a class that I was wanting to do . Some looked great but weren’t at the times I wanted and the ones that were didn’t seem appealing to me at all . Then I remembered someone telling me about Yoga glow .. an on line studio that streams amazing yoga classes of all different kinds . I went on and was blown away by what I found . they have all types of yoga , different durations , teachers and levels . I checked out everything from Prenatal classes ( which, by the way.. Elana Bower has a fabulous one on there ) , Yin , Restorative , Flow , Hatha , kundalini , Meditation ,Ashtanga and Anusara . They also have yoga series for specific uses like insomnia , travel or stress reduction . I started with the 15 day FREE trial that they offer , after that it’s ONLY $18 a month ( the price of 1 yoga class here in LA … and you get all the classes you want ) I am OBSESSED ! Every morning I light the candles in my room , tune into how my body is feeling and then search for a class that supports where I am at that day . If I have time I do a 90 minute class , If I don’t have a lot of time I do a 20 min class . If I have energy and feel strong I do a level 2/3 flow, if I am tight I do yin and if I am feeling depleted I restore . It’s nice being able to do this in the sacred space of my home, for me it’s more healing and allows me to go deeper and more inward.
You all know how important I think yoga is to do , this is an easy way to get your yoga on when time or location is an issue . Also my new fav traveling tool ! I am planning a trip at the end of May and am now bringing my computer and yoga mat where ever I go !!!