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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 5 – Wall Stretch / The Ladder

This pair of poses can be enjoyed against a wall (or tree!) at any point during your day. In both poses the weight of your baby is leaned forward and away from your spine, so can help to relieve back ache and to allow your baby some wiggle room! Part 1: Wall Stretch Place the… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 5 – Wall Stretch / The Ladder

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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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Pregnancy Yoga 7 – Baby on the Rollercoaster

‘Baby on the Rollercoaster’ is a delicious, flowing movement that is done on hands and knees. This movement is part of my pregnancy friendly Surya Namaskar, but can also be done as a stand-alone practice or part of your 10 minutes twice a day of Optimal Foetal Positioning. Baby on the Rollercoaster / Scooping Cat Begin in a… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 7 – Baby on the Rollercoaster

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Pregnancy Yoga 8 – Pelvic Scoops and How to Sit

We have explored in previous articles how maternal positioning (ie your posture) can have an impact on foetal positioning (ie which way round your baby lies in your uterus). Spending time each day on hands and knees or in forward-leaning postures is really helpful, but not always possible. So, here are some standing and sitting… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 8 – Pelvic Scoops and How to Sit

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Pregnancy Yoga 9 – The Pelvic Diamond

I find this a really helpful way of experiencing the area of soft tissue we commonly call the "pelvic floor".   Once you can feel and sense this diamond shape area muscle you can work with both contractions and relaxations to keep the area toned. What's the best pose for feeling my diamond? Personally, my favourite pose… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 9 – The Pelvic Diamond