Rest assured, mama, you aren’t the only one who thinks Goddess pose is a toughie! But here’s why we at Blooma LOVE Goddess pose: its intensity helps prepare your mind and body for labor and birth, no matter what kind of birth you’re planning. Read on for one mama’s birth story and her thanks to Goddess pose!
Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma
They sometimes brought me to tears, but ten weeks later, I’m still thanking my lucky stars for every goddess pose I did during my prenatal yoga sessions.
The Sunday before I was “due,” I remember Summer mentioning that it was going to be her last Sunday morning prenatal session. I responded, “Ha! Me too!” half joking, thinking that our baby would join us the next Saturday – on her “due date.”
Two weeks – and several yoga classes – later, I was scheduled for an induction. The Friday before I was set to go in to the hospital, I went to one last yoga class in the small studio. As I sank into one last goddess pose, I pushed myself even further. I closed my mind to the world and told myself, “You can do this!”
Later that evening, as with my son, Otis, three years earlier, my water broke. I labored at home throughout the evening and headed to the hospital with my husband, and our amazing doula, in the morning.
When Otis was born, from the time my water broke to the time he took his first breath, I had experienced a 31-hour rollercoaster. While I knew this labor would be shorter, I also knew that I was going to have to have the same focus and determination this time around. With every contraction, I again closed my mind to the world, sank deeper, went inside myself and said, “You can do this!”
…and I did. Baby Esther was born on June 4th – a 9lb. 13oz. wonder!
I don’t think I could have had either of my kids “med-free” without the Blooma community (including the inspiring women on the DVD), my fantastic doula, or my supportive husband. Thanks for everything!