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
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Postnatal times can be challenging – we are navigating new territory in our bodies, daily rhythms and lifestyle. I am often asked how long it takes to 'get back to normal', but think of this time more as a transformation in to something new - whether its your first baby or fifth, you need to… Continue reading Postnatal Yoga – Intro
Do not underestimate the power of your mind! Many women experience a myriad of fears and anxieties around conception, pregnancy, motherhood and especially childbirth, which is hardly surprising given the number of horror stories we hear in the media or even from our friends. While it is true that sometimes things don't go as planned,… Continue reading FREE Guided Relaxation
Tonglen for Mothers – DeLona Campos-Davis I breathe in the daily frustrations small as they are, big as they can seem I breath out patience for us all. I breathe in the loneliness of days spent mothering on our own I breathe out connection community, compassion. I breathe in the brokenness not being enough in… Continue reading For Mothers.. Let’s Breathe!
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!