Who knew that yoga was the much needed salvation for stay-at-home moms?
When I left the corporate world last year to stay at home with my baby, I thought I would have plenty of time for myself. In my head, I believed I would be able to take bubble baths, give myself manicures and exercise every day.
Boy, was I in for a surprise.
That cute little bundle of joy turned out to be much more than a full time job. Not only did my bathtub become toy storage instead of the sanctuary I dreamed of, but there were some days I never found the time to brush my teeth.
How Yoga Saved This Stay-at-Home Mom
The life of a stay-at-home mom is tough. We are so busy taking care of our babies that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves.
Yoga is the best solution. It gives us a chance to release the stress of the day and reenergize the spirit that we so desperately need to perform our job day after day. Yoga strengthens the muscles we use to cart our babies around town. Yoga calms our nerves that have been stretched thin by crying children. Yoga releases negative energy so we don't blow up at our husbands when they walk in the door.
Yoga saves us.
How to Fit Yoga into a Hectic Life
The work of a stay-at-home mom is often thankless. There are long hours and no vacations. We don't ever get to clock out. But even though the job is unpaid, it is the most valuable work we will ever do.
Just as with everything in life, we need a little balance as stay-at-home moms. We have to prioritize ourselves as often as we can. Yoga can give us that much needed balance, and it can easily fit into even the most hectic schedule.
One Clever Yoga Mom tells us how she fits yoga into her busy life as a stay-at-home mom. "I used to take a yoga class at the gym, but it has been harder to get there now that I've had my fourth child. I've found that I'm more likely to get workouts in if I do them at home. I keep my yoga mat in a central location so it's easy to grab and start doing yoga."
Yoga doesn't require much equipment, and a yoga mat can be stored almost anywhere making it quick to grab when moms happen to find themselves with a free minute. There are many health and mind benefits to yoga, and you can easily reap the rewards with even short sessions. Yoga can be performed in area room of the house or even in the backyard. This makes yoga perfect for busy stay-at-home moms.
Every mom needs a break. By engaging in yoga, the hectic life of a stay-at-home-mom is more manageable and balanced.
So, to moms everywhere - grab your mat and see how yoga can improve your life and your journey as a stay-at-home mom.