How are you going with the school holidays? Juggling your kids and other work commitments — feeling guilty that you’ve farmed them out while you soldier on — trying to squeeze in the quality moments you think you should be having but not feeling it? Or perhaps you’ve nailed it, you’ve carved out this time for a road trip, crafting activities, sandcastles and flow, and you’re wrangling sibling fights and domestic tasks like Nanny McPhee. For now. We expect so much of ourselves, we want so much for our kids, and sometimes those things mount up, and under the pressure…
Spilt Milk Yoga is the book I wish I’d had when I became a mother.
I want the best for my children, like all mothers around the world. And often a little thing will get in the way of our day together being the joyful wonder that life is, and often that thing is in me. In reaction to the spilt milk of my mothering day I react; I flare up, feel hurt, angry, lonely, anxious. The spilt milk will just happen, but I want to grow my conscious response to it, and become more the person I want to be. That’s the yoga part, my inner work. It’s important but it’s not easy.
If you are a mother yearning for greater freedom to love your life while you live it, to be present to your joy and your children, then Spilt Milk Yoga is for you. If you want to connect to your own inner wisdom, (which is in there, no matter how far away from it you may feel) and thrive, not just survive motherhood, then Spilt Milk Yoga will guide you toward growing your capacity for self-knowledge, joy and purpose, not in spite of motherhood but because of it.