Self care postpartum

When you are pregnant, there is plenty of support out there as well as encouragement to take care of yourself, be it through antenatal classes, prenatal yoga and pilates or health check-ups. But once the baby is born, everybody’s, including of course our own, attention shifts towards the baby. As a result, we tend not […]

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How to use yoga during labour

As a pregnancy yoga teacher, one of the questions I get asked a lot is: “what yoga postures are good to use when in labour?’ The thing is, pregnancy yoga isn’t about learning a sequence of postures to leap into the minute you start having contractions. What it is about is learning how to move […]

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Yoga in the Third Trimester

After a fairly energetic second trimester where I’ve felt strong, active and pretty light on my feet, the third trimester has well and truly come and whacked me in the face. Now at 30 weeks pregnant,  I feel utterly exhausted. Add to that the freezing weather and a hideous cold – and all I want […]

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Staying active in pregnancy

There has been lots of talk on social media lately about staying fit in pregnancy. And with good reason. An active pregnancy  is empowering. It will make you feel strong, fit and it may make labour easier.  The NHS fully encourage women to stay active in order to help them to cope with pregnancy weight […]

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Morning sickness – what do you do when asana is out of the question?

Morning sickness is the pits. It is horribly misnamed  – if only it just appeared first thing in the day – and it feels like it will last forever. For some, it will indeed the last for the duration of pregnancy, but for most of us, thankfully, it tails off at the start of the […]

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Yoga for the first trimester

Pregnant and wondering how to approach your yoga practice in the early days? There are all sorts of different – and sometimes conflicting –  ideas about what we should do in the first 12 weeks. The most important advice I can offer is to listen to your body. In the next nine months you will […]

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Motherhood and yoga

I recently wrote an article for Om Yoga magazine about the challenges and wonders of combining yoga and motherhood. My own practice has changed a lot – I think for the better – since becoming a mother. I’ve always loved how my practice allows me to be in the present moment but it’s so easy to […]

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