Once you are more than 28 weeks pregnant, the safest position for relaxation or go to sleep is on your side, either left or right. This is because when you lie on your back, the weight of the baby (and placenta, and amniotic fluid) can compress the vena cava, an important blood vessel which returns… Continue reading #10 Side Lying Relaxation Position
I find this a really helpful way of experiencing the area of soft tissue we commonly call the "pelvic floor". Once you can feel and sense this diamond shape area muscle you can work with both contractions and relaxations to keep the area toned. What's the best pose for feeling my diamond? Personally, my favourite pose… Continue reading #9 The Pelvic Diamond
We have explored in previous articles how maternal positioning (ie your posture) can have an impact on foetal positioning (ie which way round your baby lies in your uterus). Spending time each day on hands and knees or in forward-leaning postures is really helpful, but not always possible. So, here are some standing and sitting… Continue reading #8 Pelvic Scoops and How to Sit
I'm still practicing and teaching many of the things I learned during my first pregnancy and the postnatal recovery time that followed. Have I ever gone back to 'normal yoga'? Well, no, because frankly I have never gone back to 'normal' (whatever that means) and also, I discovered something exciting about my body in the process of having a baby - it's FEMALE!
Pregnancy is a great time for getting to know yourself better - physically, mentally and emotionally - and that is what yoga is all about. Here is a quick guide to the stages of pregnancy and how a course of yoga sessions or regular massage might help. You can access my free online guide to… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga – Intro