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

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