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!
'Baby on the Rollercoaster' is a delicious, flowing movement that is done on hands and knees. This movement is part of my pregnancy friendly Surya Namaskar, but can also be done as a stand-alone practice or part of your 10 minutes twice a day of Optimal Foetal Positioning. Baby on the Rollercoaster / Scooping Cat Begin… Continue reading #7 Baby on the Rollercoaster
'Baby in the Hammock' is one of series of movements we can do on hands and knees to relieve pressure on the lower back and the pelvic floor and gently mobilise our hip joints for optimal pregnancy comfort. This is also the first of two posts that take a look at something called 'Optimal Foetal… Continue reading #6 Baby in the Hammock
This pair of poses can be enjoyed against a wall (or tree!) at any point during your day. In both poses the weight of your baby is leaned forward and away from your spine, so can help to relieve back ache and to allow your baby some wiggle room! Part 1: Wall Stretch Place the… Continue reading #5 Wall Stretch / The Ladder
The "Palm Tree" sequence is a lovely, easy stretch for your upper body. The idea is to lift your ribs up and away from your hips, thus creating a little extra space for your breath and for your baby. If you are suffering from heart-burn this may provide some relief and if you are working… Continue reading #4 Palm Tree Sequence