Posts tagged pregnancy
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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Oxytocin v. Pitocin

Oxytocin is the hormone mainly responsible for contractions during labor and bonding. Oxytocin is even found in breast milk. Studies show that a nursing mother is often calm and relaxed. Pitocin, on the other hand, is a synthetic form of oxytocin that doesn’t offer all of the benefits of its natural counterpart. It’s important to understand the distinction between oxytocin and pitocin, and to discuss it with your doctor, during your pregnancy, before labor even begins.

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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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Mindfulness and Your Breath

Mindfulness is an essential component to living a healthy, satisfying and joyful life. Mindfulness helps us develop agency and wisdom as well as kindness and compassion. It has also been shown to benefit our health and well-being as well as our longevity. Finally, mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress.

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