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Ten Tips for Labour

If only labour happened as it is described in books. No matter how many women you talk to, you will probably find that no two ever describe the same experience. Each person’s experience is unique to them so, while the guidelines may give you some idea of what to expect, a lot depends on your [...]

Deep breathing for Labour

One of the great things about doing prenatal yoga is that you can learn how to appreciate and use the power of your own breath. Rhythmic breathing during labour maximises the amount of oxygen available to you and your baby and breathing techniques can help you cope with contractions. Deep breathing during pregnancy also helps [...]

Why Prenatal (pregnancy) yoga?

(this article of mine was originally published on Rollercoaster.ie)
For many women, their introduction to yoga is often during pregnancy. From the minute the first trimester ends, doctors, midwives, parenting sites and magazines are all urging us to do yoga for a stronger body, calmer mind and – best of all – easier [...]

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a classical science and philosophy that involves every aspect of an individual’s being.  It is a way of life that focuses on self-development and encompasses precise physical, emotional, mental and spiritual teachings and disciplines. 
It originated about 6,000 years ago in India and is outlined in several  classical works, [...]

Wake-Up Yoga

This yoga routine is a good way to kick-start your morning. It is especially useful if you feel sluggish and stiff and need to pick yourself up. It takes fifteen to twenty minutes depending on how long you spend in relaxation.
You can even just do five minutes by doing a [...]

Preparing for Birth

Preparing for birth with yoga
Pregnancy is a wonderful time to practice yoga. A woman’s focus often changes during this time and she is more aware of what is going on inside her body and her mind. It is a time in life when we move inwards and inhabit a different world [...]

Prenatal books & DVDs

Prenatal yoga books and DVDs are a great resource for anyone wishing to practice at home. There are countless books and DVDs available: Some deal specifically on yoga and breathing exercises; others deal more widely with the holistic experience of pregnancy and labour; many also delve into postnatal yoga and the [...]

Postural Awareness

Most aches and pains are caused by muscular tension arising from poor posture.
How we sit or stand influences our postural development. Many of the poor posture habits we adopt are unconscious habits formed over years. Often, we may not even notice these habits until a problem arises in the body – say neck pain or [...]

Postnatal yoga sequences

(this article of mine was originally published on Rollercoaster.ie)
Many new mothers are eager to get straight back into (or start) exercise once they’ve had their post-pregnancy check-up. But it can be hard to make the time for regular exercise and to commit to yoga classes or the gym.
Postnatal Yoga is a [...]

Caring for your back in pregnancy

(this article of mine was originally published on Rollercoaster.ie)
As many as one in three pregnant women experience some sort of backache during pregnancy.
Some women are plagued with backache throughout their whole pregnancy while others may be affected towards the end. Even without aches and pains, pregnancy places a strain on the back [...]

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    • Alison’s Story

      I just wanted to let you know I had a baby boy. He arrived v quickly after just 3.5 hours in labour which I’m putting down to all that prenatal yoga! They [...]

    • Paula’s Story

      I had a 48hr stint with 3 failed epidurals – so I was totally relying on the breathing, which worked really well. I have to say I would have been a bit skeptical of the [...]

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      I wanted to say thank you for the great pre-natal yoga classes.  I’ve been meaning to e-mail you for weeks to say thanks and explain my abrupt departure from the class – [...]

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  • Articles

    • Ten Tips for Labour

      If only labour happened as it is described in books. No matter how many women [...]

    • Deep breathing for Labour

      One of the great things about doing prenatal yoga is that you can learn how [...]

    • Why Prenatal (pregnancy) yoga?

      (this article of mine was originally published on Rollercoaster.ie)
      For many women, their introduction to yoga [...]

    • What is Yoga?

      Yoga is a classical science and philosophy that involves every aspect of an individual’s [...]