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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If you come to one of my prenatal classes (this Sunday at 2:30!) You will surely notice my love of props (blocks, blankets, etc) during class. While you might naturally grab for a prop for help thro...

Have you ever scared your partner half-to-death in the middle of the night, when you wake up in pain from a super-intense calf cramp? Calf cramps are really common during pregnancy (unfortunately), an...

From time to time I'm going to bring you suggestions of poses to do daily during your pregnancy. All the poses in this series will:

  • keep you moving, which can help ease and prevent aches and pains


Mamas are often eager to return to running, crunches, sit-ups after baby in order to get that pre-pregnancy belly back. Hold up and check your ab muscles before you do any of those things!



A common question I'm asked when talking to newly pregnant yogis is, "When should I start prenatal yoga?" The quick answer is the second trimester, but let me explain why.


The first trimester of pregn...

When sleep schedules get erratic, work lives get busy or a newborn joins a family, it can be really tough to get a good night's sleep. If getting 8 hours is not a realistic option, what are other ways...

I've been hearing from a lot of my prenatal mamas about how hot it is, and how sluggish they feel. It's been ridiculously hot so far this summer, and while dehydration isn't good for our bodies in reg...

Those brave souls who came out in the pouring rain to Prenatal Yoga Wednesday night know how much I love balancing poses during pregnancy. (You did great in those half moons!) Lifting off from the gro...

Sati.  In Buddhism, it means something like “remembering to remember.”   But what new mama can remember much of anything?  Let alone that she should be taking time for herself?...


Unlike regular yoga classes, prenatal yoga classes begin with 10 minutes or so of informal introductions & time to talk with each other in a community circle. Sometimes moms have been sitting all day...

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