If I ever wanted confirmation of what prana feels like, (that’s yoga speak for energy or life force) then I got that today. As I sat on my mat in front of 20 bodies resting in savasana for what will be the last time for many months, I can truly say I felt that buzz of amazing energy that is present within all of us. Ok, so you will have to forgive me for coming over all yogically sentimental today, but it is for good reason, so bear with me! This morning, I taught my last yoga class before I take some time off to prepare for the next chapter in my life…having my first baby.
Tomorrow morning I head on holidays – one week at home, then two weeks in Cyprus…read: Baby Moon! After checking the hotel in advance for a large bed, extra pillows and provisions for small beached whales, we are good to go. Our last holiday as two, and before life changes immeasurably, but for the better.
Now nearly 29 weeks pregnant and into the home stretch, the 3rd trimester, I am now starting to feel a little more like I am carrying a small, medicine ball in my belly – one that wriggles, kicks and slides in a way that would not look out of place in the movie, Alien.
Most of all, I want to thank from the bottom of my heart all the wonderful students that I have taught over the last four years. While this is definitely not goodbye, it is farewell for a little while, but I look forward to seeing you all back on the mat towards the end of the year when I will be back with new experiences under my belt and fresh ideas!
I can truly say that the energy I have received from teaching has carried me through my pregnancy; from the sickness of the early days to the occasional emotional roller coaster of the last few months! Thanks for all your birth stories, the baby books and motherly advice…I can’t wait to introduce you to the new addition!