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Birth, Motherhood, and the Power of Mantra

Today, my 2-year-old daughter didn’t want her diaper changed. As I leaned down to pick her up, calmly explaining that this was a necessity, she nuzzled her head into me and bit down onto the softest part of my thigh. My instinctual, holy-goodness-that-hurt response was to curse (loudly) and push her away. She wound up… Continue reading Birth, Motherhood, and the Power of Mantra

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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

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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