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Tag: me time

Yoga at Raffles hotel Praslin

“ For the last few weeks I have started going to Yoga at Raffles hotel Praslin.  I’m just going once a week right now but I am loving it. The location is incredible. You come down these beautiful steps to the spa. Then head into […]

Learning French

A few months ago I wrote about starting french lessons! The classes are enjoyable and I feel like I am making progress but the problem is that I can only make one out of the two classes a week and sometimes not even that if […]

Yoga mama {The ordinary moments} #22

Okay so usually my Ordinary Moments posts are all about Arthur. This week I’m switching things up a little because this one is about me!

We’ve been back in the Seychelles for just over a month now, since being back I’ve really got into my Yoga again. I’m becoming a Yoga mama!!

I used to go to a class when we first moved here that was done at the school,but had to stop after being put pretty much on bed rest at 7 weeks pregnant.

Later into my pregnancy, when all was safe and well, I downloaded a pregnancy yoga DVD and did it every day. Despite it being pretty dated, the woman on there being totally crazy, some rather weird chant-y stuff and way too much soft focus, I found that I actually quite enjoyed it. It was nice to have some pregnancy safe exercise.

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I’ve been having some issues with my back and hip and saw a physio when we were in the UK this summer. I Decided that as well as doing cardio I needed to make sure I was looking after my back, and well, my body as a whole. I found a yoga app and the reason I downloaded it was because some of the videos on there were specifically designed for runners. (It’s called Yoga Studio if anyone’s interested).

So anyway, on to my ordinary moment……

Arthur has his nap around 11 and sleeps for a couple of hours. It’s at this time I roll out my yoga mat.

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I do a video from between 20 mins and an hour long depending on what else I’ve got to do. There are lots of different ones (not just for running) and I’ve been loving it. I try to do a harder one during the day, like a strength building one, and I feel so good afterwards.

In the evenings I also quite often do a shorter one that’s focused on relaxation, which is always nice after a busy day.

Im kinda loving becoming a Yoga mama, I’m feeling stronger and after I do a video I always feel really good for it and more relaxed (always useful when spending the day with a wild 15 month old!). I feel like I have more energy too (again useful!!!).

So that’s my ordinary moment for this week, a little bit of me time for this Seychelles mama, aka yoga mama!!

As it wouldn’t quite be an ordinary moments post without Arthur in there somewhere here is my little yoga baby doing his “downward dog” pose!!

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Linking up with Katie for the ordinary moments
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Joining Jamie for magic moments

Me time

  I’m the first to admit that when it comes to Arthur I have been a little obsessive. I guess with being here and everyone I know here working (at the school mostly) and not having family here, I kinda gave myself this 100% 24 […]