One of the most popular topics among expectant mothers is water birth. They have heard of its benefits, including less stressful labour. A mother could give birth in either a water-filled deep bath or birthing pool, which can take place in your home, hospital, birthing centre and even in a river or the sea. While […]
Today I was not a yogi
Today I didn’t stand on my shoulders or head or hands. Today I wasn’t a warrior and didn’t fight anything. Today I wasn’t a beautiful bird of paradise or even a crow. Today I wasn’t even a goddess, oh no. Today our yoga was what we needed, a few deep breaths and a moment of […]
What can Yoga do for Birth?
Yoga practice doesn’t guarantee you the birth you want, But… […]
Why Mothering Matters
It’s a book that’s most possibly been brewing in Maddie’s head for years. Her observant, poetic prose is very endearing to read and absorb. […]
Being versus Doing
Spending time on the mat, respecting the body more than the list of mental jobs we have made, is precious for our well-being – as well as strengthening and preparing the body for birth and what follows. […]
Keep me close – Why our jumbo brains are born prematurely.
I talk about how bipedalism and brain growth favoured earlier births. I also touch upon a theory of why we hold an innate existential fear and anxiety that limits us on every turn. […]
The Due Date saga.
So when the cocktail of baby hormones, mother’s hormones start to align, then birth initiates. For some women it starts around 36 weeks for some it could be a little later than 42 weeks. […]
How do we get fat? You ask.
In this story of fatal attraction, there are two suitors and one princess. The handsome hunk is called muscle tissue and the ugly ogre is called fat tissue. The princess is sweet and delicious (even a slice of wholemeal toast eventually breaks down to sugar!). […]
Sounds and Emotions
There are many cultures where women collectively sing to encourage the birthing mother to sign along. Guess what singing does? […]
That sacred space you can call your own.
Here I am sharing my personal space with you, in the hope that these real moments in our lives will displace the hyper smooth, hyper finished reality that vulnerable new mothers are subjected to in today’s digital connections. […]