Friday, April 29, 2016

#AtoZChallenge - Y is for 'Yoga'

When you think about it, having a baby is like doing yoga. 

Well, in yoga they tell you to take deep breaths and slowly. Don't we do that when we smell our little one.. Oh that scent! Milk + baby powder + I don't know what else, but its good.

Yoga tells you hold your breath. Of course! This is exactly how we get through the diaper changing process. 

Yoga teaches you about meditation. Tell me humming a lullaby does not put you in a meditative state. 

Yoga improves self control. The baby vomits all over your hair and new dress. What do you do? You swallow any swear words. And you go "Aww, lets get you cleaned up sweetypie..." and you clean up. (this takes practice though)   

Yoga teaches you about stretching and 'asanas' or poses. You find yourself stretching like a rubber band. Ever tried reaching for a phone with your toe while feeding the baby? 

Yoga improves balance. Its amazing how much you find yourself doing with a baby in one arm. From cooking to  eating to ironing to grocery shopping to everything.  

Yoga is said to give inner peace. Yup its indescribable. That peace when the baby finally goes to sleep. 

Yoga tells you how to end your session with a Shavasana or the corpse pose. Oh yeah! We sure are knocked out by the end of the day.


  1. Nice opening sentence :)
    The rest is good too, of course.

  2. One important thing about yoga is it pushes you to breathe, and that's something you definitely must remember to do when you're having the baby!

    1. Thanks for coming by Cynthia! Yes good point!

  3. How nicely you have compared most of the steps with experiences after having baby. Loved the post.

    1. Thank you Ranjana, glad you like it.

  4. Great metaphor! And SO TRUE!!! lol

    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016

  5. Such a cute post this is! The way you have related yoga and having babies, its bang on!
    Loved the post :)
    Srivi, The Piscean Me

  6. True true true.. Can totally relate with this as I'm going through the process. Thanks for sharing Seena :)

  7. Lovely comparison, Seena. Liked the perspective :)

  8. Anonymous9:17 pm

    Very cute! we also get a break from the regular exercises ;)
    Sudha from
    Everyday Muse

  9. Hahaha, what an analogy this is! Aren't we moms all great yogis! Loved this post :)
    @KalaRavi16 from

  10. That newborn smell never leaves you. Every time you catch the scent of baby powder, you'll remember this time. Enjoy it. :)

  11. Awesome, clever post! Brought back so many baby memories, and a few yoga ones as well.
    Revisit the Tender Years with me at
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

  12. Well don't know much about babies, but yoga does involves breathing and teaches patience and make the body flexible!

    It was really a pleasure to have known you during the challenge!


  13. Wanted to bring in yoga and babies... I feel the biggest injustice is that moms do so much yet none of that seems to have any effects on our waistlines... Not fair.