"You are what is most beautiful about me, a self portrait with kell and Arella" Artist Del Kathryn Barton
Kathryn is practicing Utkata Konasana. Also known as fierce angle or Goddess Pose. It stretches the hips and groin, tones the core muscles, strengthens the quads and inner thighs, heats the body and prepares it for childbirth by allowing more room in the pelvic area. "This painting celebrates the love I have for my two children and how my relationship with them has radically informed and indeed transformed my understanding of who I am." -Del Kathryn Barton
Goddess pose builds mental and physical strength. It teaches us where our strengths and weaknesses lie within our body mentally and physically. It is known as the feminine force that created the universe. With the help of deep breathing, practicing the pose allows the hips and chest to open, bringing energy to flow freely building strength and power. Like all poses it is important to do our best to practice correctly to get the full benefits so as not to create injury over time.
I am in awe of all mothers who devote their lives to another. It takes mental and physical strength and of course unconditional love to do such things. We all learn from our mother. Our true goddess.
Happiest of Mother's Day to all the goddess mamas.
Peace, Peace, Peace.