Mother's Day is a all about celebrating the immense amount of gratitude that we have for our mother figures. And as all yogis know, practicing gratitude is an incredibly important, fulfilling, and uplifting thing to do each and every day. The best part about it is that there are countless ways to count your lucky stars, so we thought we'd highlight some of our favorites.
This Mother's Day, celebrate with some mom and me shared moments of gratitude with these five activities that are perfectly suited for all the yoga mamas out there.
Connect by Cooking
Cooking together is a great way to strengthen the bond between moms and kids - no matter the age. Today's busy lifestyle doesn't allow much time for slowing down and really connecting with one another. Dedicating some time to cook will let you press pause, unplug, play, catch up, and connect with each other. Cooking is a wonderful way to show that you care. When you cook together, a cycle of reciprocal love is created. So, if you're looking for a way to make this Mother's Day a memorable one, head to the kitchen and enjoy whipping up lots of sweet memories. Need some ingredient inspo? Try making some Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Pancakes with this recipe from our friends at MindBodyGreen!
Deepen Your Bond with Meditation
We all know that meditation is beneficial in so many ways. Meditation is often done alone, but new research is showing that when two people meditate together, it can help them feel more open and closer with others. Studies of this style of meditation reveal that it enhances feelings of closeness and increases the willingness to self-disclose.
Why would this be nice to try with your mom in particular? Meditating together creates a space where there are no words, no thinking of what to say, and no judging of the other person. Instead, it allows you to be fully present with each other and, therefore, accepting of one another, exactly as you are. Whether you have a great relationship with the mom in your life or one that you'd like to improve, meditating together can help strengthen your bond.
Hop Onto the Mat with Your Mom
Whether you practice yoga every day or hardly ever step onto your mat, practicing yoga with your mom is a fun bonding activity that you can try out this Mother's Day. You can either seek out a class at your local studio or, if you'd rather stay at home, there are a ton of online classes that you can take. Still can't narrow down a class? Check out this beginner yoga flow class that will be live on our site over Mother's Day weekend! It's a fun flow that's meant for yogis of all levels and every age.
Get Back to Your Roots by Getting Outside
Want to spend a mellow and relaxing Mother's Day together? Let yourselves get grounded by going outside. You can take the more active route by going on a jog or hike. You can also just simply spend time outside, whether that be sitting, strolling around, or spending time in a garden. Research shows that just being outside can improve both your mental outlook and physical well-being. Stepping outside and getting fresh air with your mom will clear your minds and elevate your sense of well-being, allowing you to be in your most grounded and authentic states with one another.
Match with Mom
There aren't too many things that are cuter than a mom matching with her mini. This Mother's Day, have some fun by being twins for the day. Brands, like Spiritual Gangster, have some really cute women's and kids' matching tops, like the “Grateful Arch Zen Yoga Tee” and the “Kids Grateful Yoga Tee”. Your mats can even match! Check out this Magic Carpet Young Yogi Rose Traditional Mat that comes in both adult and kids sizes. Nope, mom and me time doesn't get much cuter.
What types of activities do you like to do on Mother's Day? Let us know in the comments below!