26 weeks, 26 pounds, and over 8 hours of sleep per night are just a few of the things that separate me from my pre-pregnancy self. Unless I’ve gone hours and hours without food, I’ve never been one of those people who can down a huge meal in one sitting; in fact, I’ve always preferred smaller meals with intermittent snacks. My normal routine involves a hearty breakfast, a smaller lunch, and a light dinner with a glass of wine. Pregnancy has changed things quite a bit...
"Your life will inevitably have seasons, days, and moments that feel like the world has sped up and you're along for the ride. While these chapters may feel exhilarating they can also be overwhelming. Whether or not you love the excitement of the holidays, remember, they come and go. Find solitude in the moments where you can return to your breath, to simplicity, to normality. Find space to spend with yourself and make sure you can hear yourself breathe; after all, your breath will remind you how well you are really handling the holidays."
Some of my favorite things about the Holidays include the rich family traditions that have been passed down from my parents and their families as well as those from my husband's parents. Patrick and I moved to our Roswell home one week shy of Thanksgiving in 2016 and we made our first attempt to create our own traditions. The interesting thing about Holiday traditions is they are just as challenging to change as they are to create.
“Why did you show up to yoga today? Perhaps you are here to tone your body or shed a few pounds, maybe you’re seeking a spiritual oasis or a place to clear your mind. The why you are here today is not nearly as important as the fact that you arrived
Before I opened Thunderbolt, I’d often go to Chastain Park on the hill right below the playground as an escape. It became my “spot” where I’d go to practice yoga - I still do this on occasion! It provides another outlet to take in the sense of calmness that the green grass, fresh air, and swaying trees tend to provide. With our online classes, I invite you to take your yoga practice to your “spot”, too.