Dizem que a mulher, depois de ter filho, precisa parar de fazer o que gosta para viver em função da família. Isso, claro, não é verdade. Uma mãe não precisa deixar de correr atrás dos seus sonhos só porque se tornou mãe. Muito menos precisa sacrificar o sem bem-estar por conta da maternidade.
Prova disso é Carlee Benear, que tem se tornado uma sensação no Instagram com fotos que questionam, justamente, essas ideias. Ela, que tem dois filhos e uma bebê de 10 mês de idade, prova que consegue cuidar da família (com a ajuda do marido, vale ressaltar – mulher nenhuma é obrigada a fazer isso sozinha!) ao mesmo tempo que cuida do corpo e da mente.
A texana, que é avançada no yoga, posta imagens suas na rede social fazendo as diferentes poses da prática ao mesmo tempo em que amamenta a pequena Marameylee. Carlee, que também é mãe de Milam, de 5 anos, e Cale, de 2 anos, começou a fazer yoga depois de dar à luz seu segundo filho e decidiu levar o hábito mesmo durante a gestação da bebê.
“Sendo uma mãe em tempo integral, eu precisava de algum tipo de válvula de escape. A yoga foi a melhor descoberta para mim e para a minha família. A minha prática decolou, eu embarquei nisso com os meus filhos, e em uma incrível jornada de autodescobrimento”.
Durante a gestação, Carlee sentiu uma ligação especial com a filha por causa da prática e essa ligação se manteve quando ela nasceu. Depois de algumas semanas de recuperação, ela sentiu falta dos movimentos e começou, aos poucos a levar a filha com ela para o tapete, já que amamentar a pequena é um trabalho de tempo integral.
“Ter ela ali comigo, fazendo a energia fluir, me ajudou a relaxar apesar das dificuldades dos primeiros estágios da amamentação. Algumas pessoas relaxam sentadas em uma cadeira ou em um sofá, eu encontro o meu lado zen com o meu corpo”, disse para o Huffington Post.
Claro, Carlee faz questão de reiterar que ela não alimenta a bebe exclusivamente em poses de yoga – ela também o faz do jeito tradicional –, mas essa foi uma forma que ela encontrou de ficar mais tranquila durante o processo.
Confira, a seguir, dez imagens incríveis de Carlee que vão te inspirar:
There are little eyes upon you and they're watching night and day. take in every word you say. There are little hands all eager to do anything you do; And a little girl who's dreaming of the day she'll be like you. You're the little angel's idol, you're the wisest of the wise. In her little mind about you no suspicions ever rise. She believes in you devoutly, holds all you say and do; She will say and do, in your way when she's grown up just like you. There's a wide-eyed little girl who believes you're always right; and her eyes are always opened, and she watches day and night. You are setting an example every day in all you do; For the little girl who's waiting to grow up to be like you. Kimberly Sedlacek #igyogamoms #yogawithkids #breastisbest #educatebeforeyouvaccinate
When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful. Stop bracing yourself and start embracing your self. Explore, adventure, awaken and breath. Open your mind to possibilities like you once did as a child. Take leaps. Learn from your own evidence. Have faith in you and what you can do. Love. Create happiness. You can do anything 🙏🏻 #prenatalyoga #prenatalfitness #yogajourney #9monthspregnant #meditation PHOTO @realteelphoto OUTFIT @soulflowerbuds
9 months pregnant, expecting my third. Did I think I would ever be here? NOPE! I started my home practice 2 years ago, being a stay at home mom something had to give. So, I gave myself. I gave myself a chance, I gave my kids a chance and they helped me find strength I had only dreamed of. "Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding." -Mahatma Gandhi. They are my little gurus 🙏🏻. Without their guidance in the awakening of my SELF I don't think I could have come so far in such little time. Along with the inspiration I have found through my yoga friends and seeing what IS possible when so many think it is not, I have lost fear and doubt in myself, and my children have gained trust and confidence alongside me. I am very excited about the birth of our first little girl because of what my yoga journey has taught me. "Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears." -Laird Hamilton, surfer. I hope you all find some inspiration in my practice and that it opens you to the world of possibilities your body has to offer you and your mind is waiting for. If you take anything from this please let it be that anything is possible, you can be the person of your dreams 🙏🏻 My family , my parents , my husband and my friends all had doubts in me and I did it!! Believe in yourself because that is what really matters 🙌🏻 Photos by Brittany Teel @realteelphoto on Instagram
My little #yinyang ☯ A Mother is her son's first god; she must teach him the most important lesson of all – how to love. T. F. Hodge #9monthspregnant #36weekspregnant #yogajourney #yogawithkids #prenatalfitness #trainhard #laboranddelivery #yogainspiration #motherhood #prenatalyoga #pregnant #pregnancy #pregnantbelly
It's so exciting how the universe works and how connected we all truly are to each other. It's so nice to know that you are understood and sometimes the best way to find our answers it to be silent, and listen. Today I needed to trade places with my ass, I needed wisdom, not sass. After listening to the amazing woman that have been placed into my life and heart tonight I found my place. That breath of fresh air. It's lovely to find people who fill you , it's awesome to find people who let you relax, but to find the people who allow you to inhale and exhale freely is a true blessing 🙏🏻✨ #unleashthosehips last day is #yogischoice So I had to share my enlightenment 😊. A true lesson in #surrendering for strength 💪🏻✌🏻️ #9monthspregnant #34weekspregnant #prenatalyoga #babynumber3 #easylabor #happiness #texasheat #prenatal #pregnant #yogainspiration #yogawithkids #sdy #stopdropandyoga #strikeapose #prenatalfitness #pregnancy #nevergiveup #yogajourney #goals #growwiththeflow #yogamom #leagueofextraordinaryyogis #yogspiration
"Until the whole world is free to agree with you or disagree with you, until you have given the freedom to everyone to like you or not like you, to love you or hate you, to see things as you see them, or to see things differently – until you have given the whole world its freedom – you'll never have your freedom." ~ Adyashanti PHOTO @realteelphoto #igyogamoms #postpartumhealth #1monthold #bręastisbęst #educatebeforeyouvaccinate #soulflowerbuds
✨"In our prophecies it is told that we are now at the crossroads: Either unite spiritually as a global nation, or be faced with chaos, disasters, diseases, and tears from our relatives’ eyes. We are the only species that is destroying the source of life, meaning Mother Earth, in the name of power, mineral resources, and ownership of land. Using chemicals and methods of warfare that are doing irreversible damage, as Mother Earth is becoming tired and cannot sustain any more impacts of war. I ask you to join me on this endeavor. Our vision is for the peoples of all continents, regardless of their beliefs in the Creator, to come together as one at their Sacred Sites to pray and meditate and commune with one another, thus promoting an energy shift to heal our Mother Earth and achieve a universal consciousness toward attaining Peace. As each day passes, I ask all nations to begin a global effort, and remember to give thanks for the sacred food that has been gifted to us by our Mother Earth, so the nutritional energy of medicine can be guided to heal our minds and spirits."✨~Chief Arvol Looking Horse *lifting all my Brothers &Sisters up in prayer* (((❤))) ✨🌎✨ #NODAPL #standwithStandingRock #waterislife 🌳This is a fight for saving Mother Earth and protecting All who live here🌳 #yogawithkids #breastfeedingyoga #babynumber3 #meditation #leagueofextraordinaryyogis ##dreaminghopper🌬️ #igyogamoms #yogainspiration #yogaeverydamnday #yogapractice #focus #forearmfriday #educatebeforeyouvaccinate OUTFIT- @soulflowerbuds #soulflowerbuds
Imagem: Instagram Carlee Benear