This year has brought many challenges and many beautiful gifts, all supported by my home yoga practice (I’ve been using DYWM for, oh gosh – six years now?).
I was pregnant for the latter half of 2020 and we welcomed our second daughter, Violet Isabella, in February of this year. Having a home practice with DYWM throughout my whole pregnancy certainly helped me cope with the loneliness, isolation, fear (I had a difficult birth with my first daughter) and lack of community I felt as a soon-to-be mom to two and a then an actual mom to two (under two, no less!). Something particular that comes to mind is commenting on one of Julia’s new prenatal classes and having a lovely response from her which truly made me feel less alone at a time in my life where I really missed being able to celebrate my pregnancy with others.
As for changes that I might keep in place as things return to “normal”… commenting on videos and forums like this! Putting myself out there in the DYWM community, where I have always felt heard, has been such a lovely gift throughout the pandemic and one I am eager to maintain as the world opens up once again.