Pregnancy

What are the benefits of Prenatal Yoga?

2017-10-11T22:17:52+00:00 By |

If you're pregnant and looking for ways to keep yourself fit and healthy, you might be considering prenatal yoga. If you’ve never practiced yoga before or you’re used to a hot or fairly dynamic yoga you might be wondering what the benefits of yoga for pregnancy are. The truth the benefits of prenatal yoga are multiple. Yoga for pregnancy has been shown to improve your quality of sleep, increase your strength and flexibility in a way that is safe for your baby, reduce your stress and anxiety and improve your overall wellbeing, making your pregnancy more enjoyable. But were you aware that prenatal yoga can also decrease back pain and headaches, reduce sciatica and nausea, improve your pelvic floor [...]

How To Practice Yoga Safely While Pregnant

2017-10-11T22:35:48+00:00 By |

All yoga’s are not equal when it comes to pregnancy. What to look out for. The essential prenatal yoga checklist. Having taught prenatal yoga since 2006 I am no stranger to the myriad and varied questions pregnant women need answered. But over the years I have realized that some questions crop up again and again. So I’ve prepared this instructional email for you, in case these are queries that you might want answered too. One of the key questions I am asked is “Is yoga safe for pregnancy?” This is an absolutely essential enquiry and the answer is yes – as long as it’s taught and practiced correctly. The reason why your health practitioner will recommend prenatal yoga rather [...]

How I Created the Most Comprehensive Prenatal Yoga Course Available

2017-10-11T22:44:22+00:00 By |

My own baby was only a year old when I started teaching yoga for pregnancy in 2006. I had just completed a mini-thesis on prenatal yoga as part of my yoga teacher training and a fellow student, who was starting a yoga studio, asked me to come and teach a weekly class. How well I remember barely getting through the days, even with a one year old at that stage but it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. Prenatal yoga was no-where near as popular then, so we were both surprised at how rapidly the class grew. What wasn't surprising though, was how much I loved teaching it. To my mind a woman is at her most beautiful [...]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms and Prevention

2017-10-07T18:01:16+00:00 By |

Pelvic organ prolapse symptoms can be very uncomfortable and humiliating. I invited Elizabeth Carrollton from Drugwatch.com to share information about prolapse of the uterus and pelvic organs, symptoms and prevention. Elizabeth has also provided information about repair surgery problems. Can you tell us about prolapse of the pelvic organs? Elizabeth: Pelvic Organ Prolapse will affect about half of all childbearing women to some degree. Most of those women will have mild or moderate cases that can be managed with non-invasive treatments, avoiding the need for surgery. However, no matter how mild the treatment, prevention is always better. Many natural solutions are available to help you steer clear of Pelvic Organ Prolapse problems.  What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Elizabeth:  Pelvic [...]

Morning Sickness Remedies

2017-10-17T11:01:25+00:00 By |

Ah... morning sickness. A term probably coined by a man who has never realised that morning sickness can very well be ALL DAY sickness. Here are some morning sickness remedies you can try including Yoga techniques. Morning sickness is generally worse in the morning, due to an empty stomach, and is caused by an increased level of hormones in your bloodstream. These hormones allow your baby to develop and grow - which is a good thing. However this is little consolation for the misery you are put through. You will start to feel much better once the placenta is fully formed around your baby (second trimester). Unfortunately for some, they continue to experience morning sickness throughout their entire pregnancy. Common [...]