Sir Lancelot is no more. The bird's nest of golden locks (dreadlocks most of the time) fell to the floor and in it's place is a pixie-do that requires little brushing (and even littler tantrums).
Every time I headed for the hairdresser he would have both hands on his head declaring: "NO haircut!" And so with me, it never happened. But yesterday, while I was teaching a birth workshop, Mama braved the two-year-old defiance and took him along to the local hairdressers and of course, he sat quietly, and watched each piece gracefully drop to the floor. Apparently the in-house DVD player showed regular cartoons so the little one was happy.
Yogaways' third "Pregnant and Prepared" workshop was a success with seven couples participating in an engaging discussion. The day involves a yoga class and positions for birthing as well as the language, sound and breath of birth. It's always quite light hearted (you have to keep it light when you're talking about the cervix, vagina and the primal roars of a birthing woman - otherwise the men would run screaming). It's a beautiful space to be in and to look into the faces of mums and dads-to-be with all their fear, excitement and hope is an honour. We invited a couple from one of our past workshops to bring their newbie along and discuss their birth day and it was such a blessing to hear the recount of their 'enjoyable and emotional' experience. The language we use prepares couples for the reality of birth - the birth that is hard work, challenging, confronting, primal, beautiful and empowering. All those wonderful things.
Every couple receive, along with other gifts, a Yoga Nidra CD specifically for pregnancy. A few months ago I went into a recording studio and recorded two half-hour sessions. Half-an-hour of yoga nidra is equivalent to 3-4hours of sleep (music to the ears of a tired pregnant woman). I'm going to start selling them online, after I work out the best way to do that. But to celebrate my first CD I'm offering a give-away. Leave a comment to go in the draw to win a copy (and if you're not pregnant, it could make a beautiful gift!). Entries close one week from today. Good Luck.
Pregnant and Prepared workshops run on the following Sundays: June 20th, July 25th, September 12th & 7th November. Bookings are essential. Read more about the day here