weekday yoga

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

my friend Vanessa knit me these cute and cozy  foot warmers

It's only taken me a year, but I'm pleased to say that I have finally found a good rhythm with my yoga practice. I love going to my local studio for a class, but after having a baby, I found it practically impossible to do so. Between my husband's long work hours and the constant exhaustion, it just wasn't a priority. It was a bit easier in Vancouver with my mom and husband around to help, but back in Sydney, things went downhill again.

But over the last month, I've developed a routine that works really well for me. Every weekday morning at 9 am, when Clementine goes down for her first nap, I practice yoga in the living room for 30 to 60 minutes. I also try to get to one yin class a week, and if I'm lucky, maybe one vinyasa class.

A few things that have made this possible for me:

  • I keep it short, usually practicing for 30 to 45 minutes. If I go any longer I start to stress about all the things I need to do before Clementine wakes up.
  • I watch videos. This helps me to feel like I'm practicing in a studio, and keeps me motivated. I use, and highly recommend, My Yoga Online. 
  • After I shower, I put on my yoga clothes straight away. That way, as soon as I put the little one down to sleep I'm ready to go. No excuses.
  • I make it a priority. There will always be housework to do, but it can wait. 
p.s. I'm reading Poser this week and it is so good


  1. Happy to hear you've found your groove. I've been practicing with YogaGlo and really enjoying it. Of course, I'm sticking to the prenatal classes. I love how much better I feel when I'm practicing regularly. It's going to be challenging this month to keep it up with travel and such but I hope to keep regular yoga throughout the rest of this pregnancy.

  2. Ugh, so jealous!!! I still haven't got a good routine going. When I can, I get up a bit earlier than the rest of the family and do a bit, but it's hard when they all wake at different times and Delphi needs a feed as soon as she wakes up. I have been trying to get to two classes a week which means sticking the girls in the car, driving 30 minutes, giving them to Nick and then doing the class. I don't mind it too much, but I do feel bad that the girls are sitting in the class for an hour. One day they'll understand though!!!

    I'm also reading Poser! I feel as though the 'mum scene' the author refers to is the same as the one where I live (and online!)... scary stuff ha ha!

    Linda. xx

  3. I'm glad you're enjoying "Poser" - there were quite a few profound paragraphs for me. Cute feet warmers x

  4. It's coming up Winter, so I'll definitely need a pair of those cosy foot warmers.

    I'm glad you found the time to do Yoga. It's always important to keep yourself psychically well as well as mentally. :)

    Naturally Jes


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