In the spirit of empowerment and self-healing I participated in a Hatha yoga class last night. The room was packed with eclectic community members of LA Fitness most of whom attend the class on a regular basis. The instructor was engaging, funny, kind, and motivating. As a fitness instructor myself with some experience engaging in yoga, I felt comfortable yet challenged attempting the various yoga poses during the class. I cherished each moment during class when a muscle would reach out and say “here I am!” My relationship with deep breathing is a mixed one; often resulting in feelings of significant anxiety. However, during the yoga class I noticed though I was breathing deeply I was not experiencing anxiety. It seems that for me the combination of deep breathing with movement was comforting. I find that quite intriguing. As I explore healing modalities and build a safe internal haven for my soul, I will be exploring a few different types of yoga over the next few weeks and sharing my experiences with you.
Please share with yourself and perhaps with your kindred Neonatal Womb Warriors your secrets for bringing a full and integrated soul along for the ride!
Author: Kathy Papac and Kathryn (Kat) Campos
Kathryn (Kat) Campos: Hello, I am a former 24 week gestation micro-preemie. I lost my twin brother Cruz at birth and encountered open heart surgery with no anesthesia at 3 weeks old weighing 1lb 3oz/0.58kg. I served on the University of Washington Medical Center Advisory Board Neonatal ICU Council from 2013 to 2015. I am passionate about assisting and supporting our Global NICU Community. If your a Preterm Birth/NICU Survivor this blog is dedicated to you, your family, and all members of the NICU Community. Together lets support other Preemie Survivors, Preemies, Preemie families, Preemie Community, Neonatal and related Staff, Providers, Professionals and Facilities. We ALL have stories to share and preemie journeys to help empower!
Kathy Papac: Preemie Mom of surviving (Kathryn) and a deceased (Cruz) 24 week gestation twins. Neonatal Womb journeyer, counselor/legal expert with an MA certificate in Spirituality, Health and Medicine from Bastyr University.
Passionate Global Community participant. Our goal is to recognize, honor and empower the Neonatal Womb community and shine light upon the presence and potentiality of the preterm birth survivors as vital community participants.
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