Understandably, this is the most frequently requested question by women, and the answer is a simple one-worded YES! Yes, yoga is very safe to do while pregnant. Yoga is now recommended by the government as a safe and helpful exercise for pregnant women. There are some fitness programs that require previous experience or that you […]
What Should You Know About Water Births?
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… […]
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. […]
Why sitting correctly during pregnancy matters.
Learning to sit without supported back can be very beneficial as on a birthing ball. But if you have bad habits of slouching then that actually makes the birthing ball or bar stool more of a problem rather than a solution. […]
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. […]
Ina May Gaskin and her “Sphincter law”
The cervix cannot open and close like the anus. However, the idea that dilation may reverse is a possibility that has been documented. […]
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? […]