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!
This simple sequence is a staple in my Mother Nurture Yoga classes. We start in a really stable position on all fours, which allows pressure to be relieved from the spine and weight to be evenly distributed over both arms and legs. Padding can be used for knees and wrists. The weight of the womb… Continue reading Mother Nurture Yoga Kneeling Sequence
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. These exercises are for all women and are suitable both in pregnancy… Continue reading Pelvic Floor Healing – The Diamond Kite
All Mother Nurture classes support a healthy womb-life with gentle, rhythmic movements for the pelvis and deep relaxation. When our menstrual cycle is in balance we experience regular periods without pain and discomfort. For women seeking to conceive, a healthy, regular menstrual cycle is critical.
This is a centering practice that can be done at any time for just a few breaths at a time or for longer periods (e.g. lying down for relaxation). It also forms the basis of many of the moving sequences in Mother Nurture Yoga. This breathing practice can be done in any position, standing, seated… Continue reading Heart-Womb Breathing