Posts in Mindfulness
Breath Practices for Motherhood

Breath practices are an essential aspect of the yoga practice and are particularly helpful to a woman throughout the birth process. Using the breath as a focal point is an effective way to steady the mind.  Breath techniques literally create space on a physical level.  Ultimately, creating space in the body creates space in the mind. Learn about the best practices for pregnancy, postnatal healing and motherhood.

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Pregnancy: How Yoga Relieves Anxiety

During pregnancy when there’s so much to think about and planning to do, it’s challenging to stay present. Yoga is an ideal way for a mamma to take control of her body and her mind. Prenatal yoga provides anxiety relief. It also helps her confidently prepare for labor and birth.


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Establishing a Home Practice

Quiet, sacred alone time is necessary for every mother. A home yoga practice affords a mamma time for herself. At first, no props are needed. You have only to clear space in your home, in your day and in your mind. Come to class to explore various movements and poses. Then, when practicing at home, as in labor, trust your body to tell you what you need, when you need. In time, add props to expand your practice and breath practices to quiet the busy mind. Like a newborn, a home practice needs attention and care. With steady dedication, it grows. Nurture it, and it will nurture you.

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How the Path of Pregnancy Echoes the 8 Limbs of Yoga-Part 4

Yoga cultivates deep trust. This inward journey helps a pregnant woman manage external factors and changing conditions with grace and ease. By cultivating equanimity, she learns to trust nature and herself.  Yoga helps a woman train her mind and calm her brain.  By cultivating equanimity, she learns to trust nature and herself.

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How the Path of Pregnancy Echoes the 8 Limbs of Yoga-Part 2

The third limb of yoga, asana, may be the most familiar to us. Asana are shapes, postures or poses. Asana benefits a woman physically, mentally and emotionally as she prepares her body, mind and soul for the challenges of labor, birth and motherhood. A regular and consistent practice of asana helps a woman feel well and confident, and makes a positive impact on the birth of her family. 

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How the Path of Pregnancy Echoes the 8 Limbs of Yoga - Part 1

Pregnancy, a sacred time of change, is an opportunity to prepare physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically for birth and motherhood. It’s a potent time to honor and revere the sacred power of individual and collective feminine energy.   By harnessing this power, discover and maintain balance.  The practice of yoga helps ground you as you gain confidence to gracefully assert yourself while taking good care of your health. With yoga, uncover your essence.  Recognize you are a beautiful, empowered birthing goddess.

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