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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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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

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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