Multi-Tasking Mom Performs Complex Yoga Poses While Breastfeeding Her Baby

Moms are the greatest multi-taskers, and Carlee Benear is living proof! The efficient mother manages to combine two highly-concentrated efforts in one seemingly effortless way. With an incredible amount of strength and balance, she contorts her body into yoga poses while also breastfeeding her newborn daughter, Maramaylee. As Benear gracefully folds her body in two, Maramaylee sits calm and relaxed during the unconventional feeding sessions.

Benear’s yoga-centric Instagram shows her devotion to the practice, as she's performed poses throughout her pregnancy and reflected on its importance in a detailed post. “I started my home practice 2 years ago, being a stay at home mom something had to give,” she writes. “So, I gave myself. I gave myself a chance, I gave my kids a chance and they helped me find strength I had only dreamed of.” She wishes to lead by example, her photos showcasing the power that lies within each of us. “I hope you all find some inspiration in my practice and that it opens you to the world of possibilities your body has to offer you and your mind is waiting for.”

Benear practiced yoga well into her 3rd trimester:

Carlee Benear: Instagram
via [Design TAXI, Babyology]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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