1st trimester · 2nd trimester · 3rd trimester · Prenatal · Yoga in the Real World

The Good Parts of Pregnancy

This week, we have a guest post from Sara Owens. I recently attended part I of the Whole Mama Yoga prenatal / postnatal yoga teacher training. (If you’re a yoga teacher, you should attend. More on that later.) We spent the week delving into all of the icky parts of pregnancy that typically bring a… Continue reading The Good Parts of Pregnancy

2nd trimester · 3rd trimester · Poses · Postnatal

Finding Physical Stability in Pregnancy

When I’m not paying careful attention, I walk a bit like a duck.  Thanks to my father, hip opening poses have always been accessible to me.  I recall many nights watching my dad play with one of our dogs while he sat, for extended periods of time, in agnistambhasana.  Comfortably.  While I can easily lay… Continue reading Finding Physical Stability in Pregnancy

2nd trimester · 3rd trimester · Poses · Prenatal

Restless Leg Relief

As any woman who is pregnant, or has ever been pregnant, will tell you, sometimes pregnancy feels like the possible side effects list of the latest FDA approved drug.  Pregnancy may or may not cause fatigue, nausea, constipation, heartburn, edema, increased sex drive, decreased sex drive, headaches, congestion, varicose veins, insomnia, carpal tunnel, pelvic pain,… Continue reading Restless Leg Relief

1st trimester · 2nd trimester · 3rd trimester

Yes, Pregnant Women Can Do Core

As both a yoga and Pilates instructor, this is something that I get asked fairly often, and since there are various myths and misconceptions around what movements are safe during pregnancy, let’s answer this one clearly: yes, pregnant women can do core. That’s not to say that when you’re pregnant you should begin a die-hard… Continue reading Yes, Pregnant Women Can Do Core

1st trimester · 2nd trimester · 3rd trimester · Basics · Poses

Only 299 Squats to Go

  According to Ina May Gaskin, “Squat 300 times a day and you are going to give birth quicker.”  Wow.  That is a heck of a lot of daily squatting.  Arguably an impossible lot.  I’m actually sitting here contemplating that right now. I think, maybe, that you might give birth quicker, but you might not… Continue reading Only 299 Squats to Go