Is Hot Yoga Safe During Pregnancy?
A quick Pubmed (the online database of published research articles) search for the term “hot yoga, pregnancy” yields exactly two results. For perspective, almost everything I’ve ever searched yields dozens if not hundreds of hits. So, while there’s lots of research on prenatal yoga, its safety, and benefits, there isn’t a lot of evidence on […]
Props for Prenatal Yoga
The strictest yogis are staunchly anti-prop — that’s how it would have been done in ancient India, they say. I, on the other hand, am firmly pro-prop even for a general yoga class. And in my opinion, props are absolutely vital for prenatal yoga. I’m assuming you already have a yoga mat, but here’s what […]
Is Prenatal Yoga Better Than Regular Yoga for Pregnant Women?
You want the quick version of this blog post? Yes. Phew! Now that’s all set, we can go back to what we were doing and I can save myself a few hundred words. Have a nice day, and book prenatal yoga right here. Oh, you wanted to know “why?” Oh, sure I can tell you […]
Will Prenatal Yoga Help Me Have an Easier Birth?
I have some bad news for you, momma. Prenatal yoga is not going to miraculously give you the birth of your dreams all by itself. What Has the Biggest Impact on Your Birth? What many teachers might not tell you is that overwhelming evidence from experts shows that the two factors most likely to impact […]
Conquer Pregnancy Brain with Prenatal Yoga
Honestly, being pregnant can be crazy-making. If you feel like your moods are all over the place, you’re not yourself, or you just feel less than 100% enthusiastic 100% of the time, you’re not alone! Prenatal Yoga Creates Community Prenatal yoga provides a community and an outlet for concerns around pregnancy, birth, and “WTF I’m […]
Have a better pregnancy thanks to the benefits of prenatal yoga
If you’re currently pregnant, you don’t need me to tell you that the pregnant body is constantly changing. One day you wake up and your nausea is gone but suddenly you have heartburn. Another day you abruptly have varicose veins. The benefits of prenatal yoga include helping with all the little (and big) aches and […]
What Is Prenatal Yoga and Do You Really Need It?
When I say prenatal yoga, most people assume I mean one of two things. Either they think of pregnant ladies with huge bellies doing crazy handstands and backbends. Or they hear “prenatal yoga” and think gentle, easy, stretching class. In reality, prenatal yoga isn’t either of these things. What is prenatal yoga? Prenatal yoga is, […]
3 Amazing Foot Stretches You Need Now
Our feet are literally the foundation for everything else we do in our bodies, yet they get so little of our attention! That is, until they start really complaining. There are a few big reasons our feet can get achey, swollen, sore, or uncomfortable. If you are someone who wears shoes all the time (especially […]
Homebirth & Prenatal Yoga
We have culturally accepted the idea of “nesting” as a clear sign that a mother is ready for birth. However, many of us are more reticent to acknowledge that there is an innate inclination to give birth at home. Yet, for millennia and across cultures, women have bedded down in a safe, controlled environment for […]