Before we get into today’s show I want to remind everyone that I am hosting another webinar where I will be teaching you How To Have a Healthy Meal Every Day Even When You Don’t Have Time. I’ve created two time slots for you, one during the day and the other in the evening and would love to have you join me. This is a free class and I’ve created it because you’ve asked me to! So many moms complain that they don’t have the time, they don’t feel organized in the kitchen, mealtime is chaotic, children don’t sit to eat or eat very slowly, etc. I want to help you feel confident and solid with regards to the food situation in your household, all I ask from you is to come and participate, ask questions and engage with us. You can find the link to the registration page in the show notes below this episode, or on my website: healthbeginswithmom.com/ep-18. Also, you are welcome to join my FB community it is called Busy Moms Get Healthy, this is where we continue the conversation after the podcast goes live, and this is also where you can get direct access to the guests on the show. We’d love to have you join us.
Alright, so. Today on the show I am interviewing someone who is very special in my life and this is my yoga teacher, Rachel Piccolo. Now, I understand that you guys are not all local and this podcast reaches people all over, however, the intention behind this interview is not to excite you to come to Rachel’s classes, although I’d love to see you, but rather, to explore the world of yoga not only as a form of exercise but as a way of moving meditation. As mothers, we are busy, and this business, sometimes consumes us completely, so much so that we feel depleted, drained, tired and many times find ourselves miserable and unhappy during the peak of our lives.
Raising a family is definitely challenging and difficult, but this is also the season of your life when you’ll be most productive you’ll ever be. I talk a lot about sustainability here on the show and this is such a crucial component of my own sense of sustainability. Without yoga, and the community I’ve established there I will not be able to thrive as a woman, wife or a mother.
Another thing I’d like to encourage you to do is to explore yoga at a professional yoga studio, not at a gym. There is something extremely calming, soothing and grounding about a smaller space, fewer lights and just a meditative atmosphere. Also, I encourage you to connect with the teacher and establish a relationship with her. Rachel is not only my yoga instructor but also one of my mentors. I love talking to her, listen to her advice and soak in her wisdom during and after class. Remember, you are the average of the five people you surround yourself with. Pay attention to that, who are those people, do they deserve your time and attention. I talk a lot about being intentional and deliberate about your time, money, health and relationships. You do not have time to waste. Be annoyingly intentional with regards to your self-care and one day your daughter will model you.
With that said, let’s jump to today’s interview with Rachel.