This week has been hard. Constipation, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, exhaustion. Today some of that lifted and I was able to get on my mat. I felt the tension melting out of my shoulders. I felt my scattered, frantic mind come to a place of calm. I felt my tight low back and hips begin to relax. Even after all this time I am in awe of what just a few minutes of yoga can do. I am reminded that it is my tether to the earth. Keeping me grounded. Keeping me in my body. Preventing my thoughts from carrying me away. I am so grateful for this practice that has guided me for the past 9 years, for the ground I stand on, and for our baby girl.