We are all sons or daughters and arrived here by a kind of magic.
We asked a few of our fabulous mamas here at Namaste to share their experience around Motherhood and we love what they had to share:
Namaste Teacher Margi writes these sweet haikus for her son, Fin:
My role as a mom?
To guide, allow, and protect.
It is an honor.
Six year old guru
Shines bright light on the darkness.
Fin Young Cecconi.
From our Studio Director Mae: On Practicing and Protecting:
**Protection. Truth. Practice**
As a parent, your child is your most vulnerable tender heart walking through a sometimes fierce and selfish world. Every fiber of your being aches to protect that little being. Give shelter. And while giving shelter and sanctuary, truth is the vehicle in which to deliver the words and wisdom that facilitate true safety and true protection.
As anyone who has a child knows, a small child’s detection of inauthenticity is unparalleled.
Compassionate, truthful words and actions teach authentic self-confidence and understanding.
How do I find compassionate and truthful words and actions? Through my own imperfect practice. By mindfully connecting my mind and body, breath and spirit. By witnessing my thoughts. By practicing my yoga and allowing the wisdom of many thousands of teachers to resonate through my spirit and into my heart.
Through practice we offer our truth and provide protection.
Nubia says it straight from the heart, as always…
It took a lot of concentration from me, to be present in my HEART while my mind and body were telling me that motherhood was too demanding . After a while I was able to befriend my inability to open my HEART to the immense LOVE that my son was reflecting back to me. I had masks, armors and all kind of excuses to not allow my heart to burst open and to surrender to that LOVE…and when I was finally able to…my time with my son became the most OPENING spiritual experience of my life.
Now Ezra is 10 and I still learn everyday from him.
From a Bhakti Yoga perspective, motherhood is the ultimate practice of devotion where the sacred qualities of unconditional love, sacrifice, faith, tolerance, patience, good will, and hard work are all channeled towards one being, your little Guru-Baby.