east side yoga mamas blog

Our Yoga Mamas blog is just for our East Side Yoga Mama community. Our expert teacher team will post tips, advice, and answers to your questions on both Prenatal and Postnatal topics.

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When you first hear the yoga poses that are contraindicated for pregnancy it can seam daunting. Many teachers will tell you no twists, no backbends, no deep folds, no laying on your belly, which can...

 

Some days it's just hard to get to the mat to practice. For any of us. Add to that first trimester fatigue, second trimester belly awkwardness, or third trimester weight gain, the idea of all that wo...

A client asked me this week how she could possibly practice for labor. It's this great unknown that people compare to a marathon, yet a marathon involves months, maybe years of training. How can we go...

 

 

 

When I was a new doula talking to my clients at our first prenatal meetings, I used to ask them what they imagine their ideal birth would look like. The problem is, a first time mom may not know w...

Have we driven it home enough yet that we love shoulder openers for pregnancy and postpartum? Between the added weight, the reshaping of your spine, breastfeeding and lugging around a diaper bag, shou...

In yoga, one of the first things we’re taught is about the mind-body connection; that thoughts and feelings affect our physical bodies and vice versa. To me, never is this connection more obvious than...

Focusing on the breath is an integral part of any yoga practice and can be a hugely helpful aid during labor and delivery. But let’s face it, sometimes there’s just not enough there to keep your mind...

 

 

Adjusting to life with a newborn can be quite a challenge. In the first three months, sometimes called “the fourth trimester,” everything is still so new and changing so quickly. Life can be made mo...

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a Postnatal blog on the Cure for Hunched Shoulders. Well, what about helping out your rounded shoulders while you’re pregnant?

 

Rounded/hunched shoulders are common durin...

Sciatica used to be something I had only ever associated with growing old and creaky, like arthritis, and constipation. Then, I got pregnant. As my belly grew, I noticed a shooting pain that started i...

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