Motherhood: Stories from the Mat

Yoga is “to yoke” or “to join” as a group it enables people to flow together in perfect harmony. As Mother’s we connect in a unison of voices singing in perfect harmony each of our stories different but on a level of kinship we connect because we have all been in those special moments that define, build, and shape our presence. It is through our centred presence that our children know that they can always lean and depend on us.

As we flow from the matt to the central focus of our days listening to the humming of the traffic, chasing after the little ones, wiping away tears, and lending a should to our kids on those really rough days. Yoga provides us a space that we can go to turn inward to replenish our own spirits.

It is by respecting ourselves and making small moments throughout each day that we grow on our journey from Mothers to Grandmothers that we share tears of sadness and joy. The moments shared in each of these  personal essays reflects the common purpose of mothers who find presence when practising on their matt learning to be more kind to themselves.

Maya Angelous writes best “In all the world there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world there is no love for you  like mine.” It is that inexplicable bond that we as mothers have with our children that allows for us to grow with them. We learn through love and we grow with love. It is finding connection within our own spirit on the matt that allows us to love freely and limitlessness as Mothers in this ever-changing world.

The more we rise together, shine together, and sing together our chorus grows. As mothers we have the power to make an impact in this world by sharing our own stories and flowing in unison to the perfect song.

I am thrilled to be part of the Yoga Netra team in helping to create this free e-book Motherhood Stories from the Matt.  It is a compilation of personal essays from a beautiful chorus of women reflecting on the journey of motherhood and how yoga has become a guide of conscious awakening for them when dealing with the unknowns of parenting.


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Kick up your feet, make some quiet time to read, and just breathe!


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