40 DAYS AT HOME AFTER BIRTH by @k8alexandrayoga "Confinement" is a common cultural practice for many women, after birth. But more and more western women are embracing this tradition. Me included.
While in my newborn cocoon, I spent lots of time skin-to-skin with my baby to help with breastfeeding and bonding. It felt like such a gift to give myself permission to ease into my second phase of motherhood: to do what felt good, honour my divine postpartum body, and fall in love with my baby. There was nothing 'confining' about my experience.
I did lots of pranayam, meditation and yoga nidra during this time to support my healing and the somewhat grueling 24hr feeding, sleeping cycle of a newborn. I had help with domestics, cooking and caring for my three year old. The urban tribe really showed up. In a big way!
Mamas, there is really no rush to get back to 'normal' life, the world can wait, your baby can't. Be here, now. I urge you to SLOW DOWN dear mamas. EMBRACE EASE AND SWEETNESS. There is nothing on earth like the 4th trimester. Your job is simple, learn to breastfeed, heal and... FALL IN LOVE.
( thank you @k8alexandrayoga )
Photo credit @tomdawkins - 3 days postpartum