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