Squatting for the mamas. By request, this mid-week, hump day Nag is for you women with your beautiful humps. Practice your yoga, perhaps your squat. Start high, wide legs, thighs working parallel to earth, toes turned out, knees tracking toward 3rd toe, forearms on inner thighs pressing out, knees pressing back, and add a little cat/cow action, just the way we do in class. Then from table position, give yourself a lunge or two on each side. One with back knee down on padded surface, hands on front thigh (can cat/cow here too) and one with back knee lifted, hands on floor, probably on big toe side of foot so there is room for baby. And then find your mama squat, toes turned out, but get down. Squat low. Keeping heels landed on floor or blanket. If you feel wobbly, take your back against a wall. Or butt to stool. Or hold onto door frame and walk your hands down. Or find friend/family member to help hold you, as in this picture. Or, if you feel good, squat on your own, bringing hands palm to palm in front of your heart. Breathe. Feel your mama legs beneath you. And your mama heart beating. Feel your power. Feel your softness. Feel all that you are. Press into your feet, using wall or friend, as necessary, and rise back up to standing. Give your legs and feet a little shake. A little dance. Go mamas!
Do yoga. Today. Every day.
From my mat to yours,
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