Fertility · Whole Mama · Yoga in the Real World

Empty Vessel: Reflections from an Infertile Yogi

This week, we have a guest post from Anna Jefferson. National Infertility Awareness Week is April 23-29 and Lauren asked me to write a guest post about infertility and yoga. My expertise is both professional and personal, as a trained yoga teacher and person who spent five years increasingly desperately trying to get pregnant. And… Continue reading Empty Vessel: Reflections from an Infertile Yogi

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

Baby Baby Baby · Poses · Postnatal · Sequence · Whole Mama · Yoga in the Real World

New Mama Upper Body Yoga Refresh

I tend to be pretty body aware: I notice my posture, I remember to engage my core when I’m exerting myself, and I pay attention to my breath. I was quite surprised, then, when I caught sight of my shoulders in the mirror when my daughter was 7 months old. My shoulders were rolled forward,… Continue reading New Mama Upper Body Yoga Refresh

Baby Baby Baby · Fertility · Parenting · Philosophy · Postnatal · Prenatal · Whole Mama · Yoga in the Real World

Coming in June: Whole Mama Yoga Training

When Lauren and I began this adventure—partnering together to write about, teach, and further our studies of prenatal and postnatal yoga , we quickly found common ground in our feelings about pregnancy and motherhood. Mainly, we both abhor the sense of “preciousness” that comes attached to all things mama and baby. Perhaps because we were… Continue reading Coming in June: Whole Mama Yoga Training