Healthy Morning Routine with a Baby | Morning Habits For New Moms | Yoga, Workout, and Food Tips

Healthy Morning Routine with a Baby | Morning Habits For New Moms | Yoga, Workout, and Food Tips


(mellow music)
– Hello, my friends, welcome back to my channel, and especially a huge
welcome if you’re new. A lot has changed since my
first morning routine video, so I wanted to film an updated version for those of you that are also new moms or just have limited time in the morning. I wanna preface by saying this is definitely my ideal morning routine, I’d say it happens three
or four times a week. Realistically, a lot of times, things go off course,
but I do like to share, and I talk about this a
lot in my prenatal course, that your baby or your
toddler shares your aura, your electromagnetic field, for the first three
years of his or her life, so it’s incredibly important
to set up your own energy at the beginning of the
day to practice self-care. Your morning is the most powerful time to set your energy and mood for the rest of the day, whether you have kids or not. So, in this video, I’m
gonna be sharing the tips, tricks, and products that I’ve used to really hack my morning routine in the hopes that some of this can be helpful to you as well. Let’s get into this. My favorite part of the morning, and maybe the whole day,
(peaceful music) is seeing Alex first thing in the morning. He’s usually smiley and excited. I breastfeed him in bed,
and we just play and cuddle, it’s the sweetest time of day. I scrape my tongue and brush my teeth. Tongue scraping is an Ayurvedic tradition, you can ask me questions about it in the comments below. Next, I throw on my workout clothes and make every possible effort to get outside.
(upbeat dance music) I don’t like to drink caffeine, but if it’s been a rough
night with the baby, I whip up some Four Sigmatic coffee. Otherwise, I use their
caffeine-free hot chocolate. These are hot chocolate or coffee packs that also have 500 MG of
mushroom supplements in them, and if you think that
sounds weird, check it out. Mushrooms are amazing for your health. They’re immuno moderators,
which basically mean they know whether to stimulate or calm down your immune system based on what’s going on in your body in any given moment. They have these great
little on-the-go packs, so I just throw one in the stroller as I go out for a jog. Now, this is totally a mini jog to get fresh air, it is
not an intense workout. I think it’s a really great hack to get fresh air and leave your house in the morning, first thing, especially if you’re a mom like me and you’re going to be kind of house-bound or sitting inside at a computer, or with your kids for the rest of the day. I always feel more energized if I can get out into nature, even if it’s literally
for just a little jog around our block. If I got an early enough start, I’ll stop by a cafe on my way home to just pick up some oatmeal. Now, oatmeal and oats in general are a huge part of my Ayurvedic diet, and they’re cheap, which I love. If you’re vata, meaning you’re creative, a fast thinker, you love to move a lot, oats like oatmeal or barley, which I like to make at home, is really great to eat at
the beginning of the day, it’s gonna ground you and set you up with sustained energy for the rest of your day moving forward. This is the part where I also get to feel a little bit smug
because adaptogen lattes at my favorite health cafe are $5.95 and I’m already sipping my
superfood adaptogen latte from Four Sigmatic. Once we’re back, it’s
time for Alex to go down for his morning naps,
(mellow music) so I start his white noise machine, turn off the light, and
then hop in the shower if I got sweaty enough
on our little walk-run. At this point, I’m really
tempted to start working and plowing through my to-dos, but I know the best thing I can do for me, my mindset, and my baby is to come to my yoga mat.
(peaceful music) I do a quick 15 to 30-minute
practice and meditate. Some of my favorite morning
yoga poses are guru pranam, this is basically child’s pose with the arms forward in prayer. I love doing this one in the morning and just breathing and thinking about all the things I’m grateful for. Down dog to stretch out my hamstrings after that run, walk, or jog. A static hold of cobra pose to strengthen my low back. I usually set a timer for two minutes and do long, slow, deep breathing. This one completely shifts your energy in a short time. I also really like doing
kundalini-style leg lifts to strengthen my core, activate my naval point, and stabilize my lower three chakras. I sit in meditation for as long as I can. Anywhere from eight to 22 minutes, depending on what my
morning schedule allows. I practice chandra bhedana, breathing in through the left nostril and out through the right. This is a cooling, calming breath, often practiced at night, but if you have vata-pitta dominance in your prakriti like me, it’s beneficial even in
the morning to ground you. This is yet another way you can hack your nervous
system in the morning. I jot down any observations
(upbeat music) of my practice and write my affirmations in my Uplifted journal, and then I start my work
day, usually by checking in with my Uplifted online yoga community and my online yoga
teacher training groups. Any time I’ve lost by having a little bit of a longer morning routine, I know I make up for by bringing a sense of alignment and clarity into my work. My big tips for a
fantastic morning routine are to get up at the same time each day, to go outside, even if
it’s for just a walk around the block or to sit for
a few minutes in your yard. Eat a healthy, nourishing
breakfast based on your dosha. For me, that means hearty, cooked grains, like porridges, oatmeal, and barley. Drink something that’s nourishing for your immune system and
gonna kickstart your digestion. For me, that’s the lion’s mane, chaga, or reishi mushrooms in
my Four Sigmatic coffee or hot cacao. And get on your mat, no matter what, even if it’s just for five deep breaths or a child’s pose. Now, I’d love to hear from you. What are your favorite
morning routine hacks? Leave them in the comments down below and also leave me a sun emoji in the comments below
if you’re still watching so I know you made it all the way to the end of the video. Thank you so much for
being here, for watching. Please don’t forget to like and subscribe, and I’m sending you so much love. From my heart to yours, namaste.