Mother Nurture, Pregnancy

Which Yoga Poses are Safe During Pregnancy?

There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some things to consider: 1. Choose yoga practices that make you feel restored and renewed afterwards, rather than tired and depleted. Your body is working 24 hours a day on one of the most physically challenging projects it will ever do – making your baby!… Continue reading Which Yoga Poses are Safe During Pregnancy?

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Pregnancy Yoga 6 – Baby in the Hammock

‘Baby in the Hammock’ is one of series of movements we can do on hands and knees to relieve pressure on the lower back and the pelvic floor and gently mobilise our hip joints for optimal pregnancy comfort. This is also the first of two posts that take a look at something called ‘Optimal Foetal… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 6 – Baby in the Hammock

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Postnatal Yoga after Pregnancy Loss

If you have recently experienced pregnancy or baby loss, we hope you will reach out for help by contacting the following organisations for support and using the yoga resources below to practice radical self-care. We want you to know that you are not alone, and that our Mother Nurture Yoga classes (group or 1:1) are safe spaces for openly discussing loss, if you choose to.

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Pregnancy Yoga 4 – Palm Tree Sequence

The “Palm Tree” sequence is a lovely, easy stretch for your upper body. The idea is to lift your ribs up and away from your hips, thus creating a little extra space for your breath and for your baby. If you are suffering from heart-burn this may provide some relief and if you are working… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 4 – Palm Tree Sequence

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Pregnancy Yoga 3 – Breathing Love to Your Baby

This is a centering practice that can be done at any time for just a few breaths, or for longer periods (e.g. lying down for relaxation).  It’s a lovely way to connect with the babe within and remember you are pregnant during a busy working day. You can breathe love to your baby at any… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 3 – Breathing Love to Your Baby

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Pregnancy Yoga 2 – Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

Surya Namaskara or ‘Salute to the Sun’ is a common practice in many yoga classes. It is often used at the beginning of a class as a way to warm the whole body, but it can also be a whole practice in its own right. https://youtu.be/R4UtEQu6iEU There are many different forms of surya namaskara, but… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 2 – Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)