Our Little Flower

Maite turned 2 months old yesterday and in the few and far between moments that I’m sure all new moms in this world experience, I find myself reflecting about how this new soul has already changed my life. She is a commitment in every moment. For sure since last year when this adventure started, I can say that it is the biggest yoga practice of my life. When people tell me that my labour was so fast and smooth because I have had more than ten years of yoga practice, I answer that yes it may have helped me prepare my body and mind, but in fact I realise that all of my pregnancy and labour was a practice of yoga in the truest sense. Yoga is not something which prepares you for some specific moment or event, but instead we should live so that “all life is yoga”. Yoga is a philosophy, a way of life, a path that you must live and not just practice as a career, hobby or exercise. Now more than ever I truly understand this concept, as it’s deeply incarnated in all the cells of my body.

I still continually wonder in awe at my body; that same body that was so present during the labor, and through its power and force kept me connected in each and every moment. There was no time to stay in my head or be controlled by my mind, instead my body took over and allowed the miracle of birth to take its course, all the while allowing me to be conscious and present in each moment and fully experience my daughter’s birth. Usually our bodies tend to serve the mind, but in this case it seemed the opposite and my mind served the body.

I can say that becoming a mom has helped me to embody my spirit and made me understand how much I love being a responsible guide for the bodies of other people, teaching yoga in a deep way and helping people to allow themselves to take a mindful step into their bodies and in their lives.

Sometimes when I look into the eyes of my baby I cry…. It is the joy of possibility that overflows from her eyes.


Om, Sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ

Sarve santu nirāmayāḥ

Sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu

Mā kashchit duḥkha bhāgbhavet

Oṁ Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ