Be Here Now: How Prenatal Yoga Grounds You To The Present While You’re Expecting.By: Elizabeth Carroll
When you find out you are pregnant, your brain immediately jumps to the future. Will it be a boy or a girl? What will you name your baby? How will you give birth? Where will you send your child to school? Even the way we speak about the baby is in future terms—“when the baby comes” or “after the baby arrives” and “we’re expecting!”—as if it has yet to come into being, or it lives in a far away warehouse awaiting shipment.
Future focused thoughts like these are often sprinkled with nostalgia for the past—like the not-so-far-behind-you days when you could actually button your jeans and enjoy a cocktail.
Mothers on the other side of childbirth are always saying how quickly time passes. “Enjoy this moment!” they insist. But with the build up of anticipation—not to mention ...