Elephant Power!

female_reproTeaching Prenatal Yoga tomorrow at CocoonCare at 11am and then taking my buddy, Veronica’s, Prenatal Yoga Class at Zen Yoga Garage.  In honor of all the amazing mamas I know that have recently given birth or are about to give birth I want to blog about elephant birth.  Elephants are fascinating creatures without even looking into their reproductive practices. They are pregnant on average for 21-23 months, (my God.)  And when they do finally give birth their little elephant babies (calfs) can weigh 300 pounds.  Say What?

 

Below is a video of an elephant-mama giving birth.  It’s incredible and reminiscent of a human laboring.  Birth is a beautiful, natural process that should be celebrated.  Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu*

*May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.

 

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