Learned something really interesting in prenatal yoga class last night. Ok, I thought it was interesting and hope you will, too.
Our instructor was giving us an exercise during relaxation and she told us she wanted to think about Choices. This exercise is something she learned in yoga instructor training.
The next time you're stressed out about something or find yourself in a situation that isn't going your way, what if you re-framed the situation and thought, "How would I feel if I chose this route?"
An easy example is running late ... sitting a stoplight, freaking out that you're going to be late. (happens to me) What if I thought, "What if I chose to be late?" What would the positives be to being late to wherever I was headed?
Since we're only about 4-5 weeks out from delivery and since I"m high risk because I'm on blood thinners, we've tried to imagine almost every delivery scenario ... from our plan, to au naturale because we can't stop the blood thinner early enough ... to a C-section, which I'd like to avoid, but could be reality. I hope I remember this exercise. What if we chose this delivery method? Then, I could focus on the positives and feel better about something the Hub & I won't have 100% control of ...
Karen, our yoga instructor, also said this is a great lesson to apply to parenthood. Yep - I can see me trying to imagine, "What if I chose to wake up every two hours?" Hmm ... maybe she was thinking of a different scenario.