How to Ease Mama Guilt with Mantra Meditation

Mama guilt is a topic that comes up frequently in conversations with my students and friends.

This guilt creeps up all the time and it seemingly starts early in pregnancy. How many of these have you said to yourself during pregnancy or early motherhood? 

OMG, I ate sushi! Is that going to hurt my baby?

I drank a glass of wine, is my baby going to be sleepy?

I’m drinking too much coffee, is my baby going to be hyper?

I’m not working out enough. I feel like a lazy ass.

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Honor your body

“Yoga begins right where I am - not where I was yesterday or where I long to be” - Linda Sparrowe

As I stood on the seamstress's pedestal, I could feel that nasty voice rising up in my mind - you know, that one that only directs negative comments inward. “Look at that belly pooch, why haven't you been able to lose more weight? You look terrible in that dress and it won’t even zip at the top.” In reality, it won’t zip at the top because my breasts are huge right now to provide nutrition for my 3-month-old baby, but the nasty voice doesn’t care. 

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