Mother Nurture, Postnatal

Postnatal Yoga Part 1 – Nurture

Nourishment (noun): the food necessary for growth, health, and good condition. It is not just our babies that need nourishment. The first weeks and months of mothering can be like a rebirth for ourselves as we grieve for the woman that was and get to know the new mother in her shoes. It is a… Continue reading Postnatal Yoga Part 1 – Nurture

Mother Nurture, Postnatal

Postpartum Sitz Bath with Calendula

Calendula is renowned as a medicinal, healing plant and has been used for centuries for healing wounds, burns and rashes. The sunshiney flowers are also a traditional remedy for boosting the immune system and lifting the spirits – you only have to look at them to feel better. I wanted to share here their use… Continue reading Postpartum Sitz Bath with Calendula

Mother Nurture, Postnatal

Postnatal Yoga Part 2 – Stability

Stability (noun): the state or quality of being stable / firmness in position. This is an image of my favourite baby toy - it perfectly represents the subtle balance of alignment, strength and tone required to keep a body in good shape. If one of the elastic bands (muscles and ligaments) gets too tight or… Continue reading Postnatal Yoga Part 2 – Stability

Mother Nurture, Postnatal

Postnatal Yoga Part 3 – Vitality

Vitality arises as the result of adequate nourishment and stability. Even when we are very tired, yoga offers us tools for focusing on the vitality in the body and literally locking it in! Vitality-boosting practices include opening the chest and mobilising the shoulders to welcome inhalation and all that life has in store. Vitality-locking practices… Continue reading Postnatal Yoga Part 3 – Vitality