Parenting · Postnatal · Prenatal · Uncategorized · Whole Mama · Yoga in the Real World

Feelings, Nothing More than Feelings

Last weekend, my six year old son told my husband, “Mommy doesn’t know how to do anything.”  Simon shouted this soul-crushing sentence to my husband as we biked around town, me with my son on a trailer bike attached to the back of my own.  Apparently, my caution before turning across a lane of traffic… Continue reading Feelings, Nothing More than Feelings

1st trimester · 2nd trimester · 3rd trimester · Prenatal · Whole Mama

I Heart Prenatal Yoga Class

Admittedly, I’m a little biased. But prenatal yoga class is one of the best things to ever happen to me. Sure, I have a different perspective, being the teacher, but a few of my reasons for loving it may apply to actual participants. I think I mentioned this earlier on the blog (pregnancy brain does… Continue reading I Heart Prenatal Yoga Class

2nd trimester · 3rd trimester · Poses · Postnatal

Finding Physical Stability in Pregnancy

When I’m not paying careful attention, I walk a bit like a duck.  Thanks to my father, hip opening poses have always been accessible to me.  I recall many nights watching my dad play with one of our dogs while he sat, for extended periods of time, in agnistambhasana.  Comfortably.  While I can easily lay… Continue reading Finding Physical Stability in Pregnancy

2nd trimester · 3rd trimester · Poses · Prenatal

Restless Leg Relief

As any woman who is pregnant, or has ever been pregnant, will tell you, sometimes pregnancy feels like the possible side effects list of the latest FDA approved drug.  Pregnancy may or may not cause fatigue, nausea, constipation, heartburn, edema, increased sex drive, decreased sex drive, headaches, congestion, varicose veins, insomnia, carpal tunnel, pelvic pain,… Continue reading Restless Leg Relief

Yoga in the Real World

Ease(y?)

While I was in class one day, a yoga teacher announced that people tend to be drawn toward certain kinds of practices.  For some, a home practice may include lots of sun salutations, challenging arm balances and inversions.  For others, gentle restoratives and supine stretches may reign.  Sometimes, she suggested, it may be beneficial to challenge… Continue reading Ease(y?)