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Why Meghan and Pippa (Probably) Love Postnatal Yoga

Why Meghan and Pippa (Probably) Love Postnatal Yoga

If you’re reading this because you’ve just had a baby – congratulations! And if you haven’t heard it yet, you and your body will never be the same again.

Your body has achieved the miraculous; it has conceived, grown, protected, fed and then delivered a brand new human into the world. As a sideline, it has grown an organ from scratch (the placenta), pumped 50% more blood round the body, and developed a super-sense of smell, among other things.

But, this nine-month Herculean task of growing and giving birth to a baby wreaks havoc on the female form. Permanent effects of pregnancy on the body can be: bigger feet, bigger all around, a permanently wider vagina, weaker bladder muscles, receding gums, breast sagging, stretch marks and more. But, after that delightful list, we’re here to tell you that this doesn’t have to be a bad thing! (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Yogi Mamas: Self-care is not selfish

Yogi Mamas: Self-care is not selfish

There was a time in my life when a 5-minute shower was a luxury. All the other minutes in a day were filled with caring for a tiny bundle. There was definitely no yoga, no green smoothies or relaxing afternoon teas with friends. (more…)

Hanna Skomra

Mamas in Class. Teacher’s Guide – Part II

Mamas in Class. Teacher's Guide - Part II

As a society, we give expecting mums a lot of focus. There’s pregnancy yoga, an array of body therapies, pampering sessions and baby showers. The birth itself is the spotlight. We make birth plans, go to active birth classes and everyone is really excited about the due date. (more…)

Hanna Skomra

The do’s and the dont’s of Mama Yoga

The do's and the dont's of Mama Yoga

Prenatal, Pregnant or Postnatal Yoga — these are not the same animal!

Yes, you read that right. There are three different stages and they each require something different. Here is a quick skinny on how to approach each of them. If you’re curious about becoming a pregnancy yoga teacher, check out YogaLondon’s Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training

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Hanna Skomra

6 Types of Prenatal Yoga Classes to Choose From

The yogic belly

Choosing a specific style of yoga class is no mean feat. Asthanga, Vinyasa, Bikram, Satyananda, Jivamukti, Power Yoga (to name a few) bombard you from a single Google search. Several wholegrain biscuits later, once you’ve settled on a style to try out, you then have to choose a teacher and a location. No such headache in case of pregnancy yoga though. You just go ahead and choose some simple prenatal yoga classes. Right? (more…)

Hanna Skomra