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#7 Baby on the Rollercoaster

'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

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#5 Wall Stretch / The Ladder

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

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#4 Palm Tree Sequence

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

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#2 Surya Namaskar for Pregnancy

Surya Namaskara or 'Salute to the Sun' is a common practice in many yoga classes. It is often used at the beginning of a class as a way to warm the whole body, but it can also be a whole practice in its own right. There are many different forms of surya namaskara and this… Continue reading #2 Surya Namaskar for Pregnancy

Quotations and Inspirations, Resources - Pregnancy

Blessing for a Mother to Be

"Nothing prepared my heart to open like this" I find myself whipering these words as I look at this image taken exactly ten years ago in the beautiful morning light that casts shadows on my yoga room wall. Heavily pregnant with my first child I can see now the precipice on which I stood, the… Continue reading Blessing for a Mother to Be