Can’t get to a yoga class? Never fear! Here are ten yoga moves you probably do daily in the course of being a parent. Just remember to replenish lost energy with cake and wine. Now, go get bendy!
|Stirring pasta and feeding invisible babies ain’t easy, y’know!|
Although I’m a lapsed yoga bunny now, I had the most brilliant teacher when I was in London: check her out at WhYoga, and if you are in the Big Smoke or surrounding area, try a class! For those in the Darlington area, I also highly recommend my fabulous cousin’s Greenwell Yoga. (This isn’t a sponsored post, I just absolutely love them.)
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Oh Jess this has perked me up no end, bloody brilliant! xx
Always happy to make you smile, Sian! Now get into Corpse pose! xx
Haha – love this! I need to do some of these and I liked having a wee geg at your house – nice oven 😉 xx
Ah, thanks hon. We were lucky, it was there when we moved in. xx
Hilarious Jess!! And my goodness, you do look like a yoga pro! It must be all that practice! 😉 xx
Aw shucks, bless you, but I haven’t unrolled my mat for years! Would like to start again now though. xx
Oh Jess you continue to crack me up and amaze me with your creativity. So funny. I love yoga and used to do bikram yoga twice a week and I miss it so very much. Wish I had one near me to get back to it. this is brilliant though I bet we do all of these on a daily basis. That’s my new story and I am running with it. Great to see you at Mumsnet wish I had longer to hang out had to leave early. boo. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme
Thanks Jenny, you’re too kind. I hope you find a suitable class soon. We need to take a break out of our days to stretch. x
That downward facing dog is blogging genius! Love it! You are my yogi inspiration forever with this. x
Come round to mine and I’ll give you a stretch! xx
Love this!! I often wonder why I’m not in better shape after all the crazy maneuvers I have to pull while chasing around a 2 year old all day!! Thanks for the giggles!
My pleasure Brandyn, thanks for the lovely comment. Children are exercise in themselves, aren’t they?
Hilarious. I do those poses too. Who knew I was actually practicing yoga on a daily basis! 🙂 xx
Wry Mummy: Validating everything you do. A free service 😉 xx
Haha, loved this. Great pics to go with it too, love your downward dog xx
Thanks Jo! My first picture post, took ages! Really enjoyed it, though. xx
Brilliant – and it obviously works, you’re in fab shape!
You’re too kind! Black is very forgiving! xx
I love it. I would love to find somewhere local to try Yoga!
I’m sure there must be somewhere – I hope you manage to find somewhere as it’s a great thing to do!
Haha i think I spend most of my evenings doing the child pose. Blooming missing jigsaw pieces 🙂
I know – where do they go? It’s a great stretch for your back. 😉
Love this! Really made me laugh. I’m also fascinated to know which kind and tolerant person took the photos! I know nobody in my family would help me out with the blog like that.
Thanks Sarah! It was my dear brother come up to visit. I think he did a great job!
As a first time visitor to your blog I have to say this post will definitely have me coming back!! I love it, the cobra and child’s pose had me in stitches. X
Thanks Franki, what a lovely thing to say! Glad you enjoyed it. x
This is brilliant! Really made me smile xx #BrillBlogPosts
Thanks hon, glad you liked it. Lovely to see you at Blogfest.
Amazing. I am really quite clearly a yoga expert and I didn’t even know it. *flexes* 🙂 x
Yeah, you know it, lady! I’m sure you’ve got a few more moves up your yoga vest. x
Great post 🙂 you made me laugh. I do love yoga and try to make time for it, but now I can see I do more than enough!
Well, quite! Doing the photos did inspire me to dust off the mat for real, though.
Absolutely loved this post!! Brilliant!! I call eagle pose “needtopeeasana” ; )
Thanks so much for linking to All About You! Xx
Ha ha ha, I missed that one, you’ll have to do an Advanced Yoga Moves You Already Do as my knowledge is running thin now!
I loved this! I am definitely doing ‘child pose’ searching for lost toys under all the furniture pretty much non stop!
Yes, story of a mother’s life! You don’t get to enjoy the relaxation before someone jumps on your back though, do you?
LOVED this post and the stealth checking that baby is asleep was by far my favorite, lol c
Thanks Debs! Yes, the commando moves to get to the cot are quite hilarious too. x
Lol great post, the last one is my most frequent pose! 🙂 xx #pocolo
I’m sure most mums spend a couple of years in that pose! xx
Great post – thank you for making me smile! This weekend, I will mostly be ‘the corpse’ – it’s been a helluva week 🙂 #brillblogposts
Oh poor you, hope you get to relax and corpse out!
Crying with laughter here, genius! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x
Thanks Vicki! Thanks for hosting your fab linky, as always. x
Haha brilliant, cheered my evening up nicely!x
Ah thanks Lauren! Glad to be of cheer! x
I was SO looking forward to seeing this post Jess and you haven’t disappointed me 🙂 I am really going to use these – I have just started getting into yoga 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x
Aaah brilliant post! And you’re right… I do a lot more yoga than I thought I did lol xx
Pahahaha! This is brilliant Jess! I didn’t realise I was doing Yoga every day…! I’m actually trying to get back into Yoga but my son hates the creche at the gym so it doesn’t put me in the best frame of mind, messes with my shakras! So we’re going to creche together today with a view of hopefully getting him used to it for next week (or month!)
Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou xxx
Oooh! Thanks for linking up to #TheList too love! xx
This is brilliant! I properly lolled and everything! So funny and so true, maybe I could add it to my exercise on myfitnesspal now? Hmm wishful thinking? Haha xx
This is bloody inspired! I love this post. (I love yoga too!). X
Ha!! This has to be the best post ever! Hilarious, and absolutely true. Love it! 🙂 #BrilliantBlogPosts
Thanks Emily! I like to get out of organised exercise if I can! x
Love this! Link to #FitnessTuesday 😉