Covid has changed so much - let's talk about pregnancy, labor, & postpartum with OB/Gyn Revana Lukman from UCLA. She'll answer questions like What happens if I develop Covid-19 while I'm pregnant? and How has Covid-19 changed prenatal visits, labor and delivery care, and postpartum care? Plus hear from doulas about what it's like supporting mamas in Covid times.
Pelvic floor issues don't get the attention they deserve, but they are super common. Yet there are things you can to do prevent and treat leakage, prolapse, and tightness. Pelvic Floor expert Physical Therapist Whitney Sippl provides tips for pregnant mamas and new moms for keeping pelvic floor happy.
The Evolution of Ma Yoga's Online Yoga Zoom Room I received an email from a mom-to-be looking for prenatal yoga in Tokyo. The email read, "I’ve read about Ma Yoga classes, she said. Are there any here?" I told her I wished there was a way we could send a teacher over. I believe so strongly in the support, alignment, and education that
Coronavirus: Go To Prenatal Yoga or Mom + Baby, Or No? Being pregnant or a new mom is known to cause anxiety. Add in Covid-19, and it can feel overwhelming. Of course, yoga is great when we want to feel more calm, clear and grounded - especially when we're pregnant. But should we go to prenatal yoga and risk catching or spreading it?
7 Questions To Ask Your Midwife or OB/GYN Are you expecting? Make sure you bring this list of questions to ask your midwife or OB/GYN to your next appointment. Life - and birth - happens while we're making plans. And yet, if we are clear about what we want, we increase the chances that it'll happen. When we understand what will happen in
What is a Doula? If you're pregnant, choose your labor team wisely. A doula is anyone who's been through labor before, and can help guide, support, and inspire a mom through it. Whether your doula is a loving family member, a mom friend, or a trained support person - women in labor benefit from having someone there for emotional support. Just ask
How Pregnancy Exercise Has Changed in my 20 Years of Teaching Don't do abdominals, don't do twists, and definitely don't do a strong practice that would make you sweat. That's what I learned in my first prenatal yoga teacher training, and many after that. Over the years, I saw first hand how we need our strength when we're pregnant maybe more than any
Empty presence is a way to show up for our little ones so that they can explore life without our constant input and explanations.
Natural Pregnancy Nausea Remedies I spent most of my first trimester on the floor, watching my husband renovate our bathroom. I remember loving it there - it just became my happy place. If you’re feeling out of it, and basically spending your first trimester on the couch or wherever YOUR happy place is, don't worry. It's totally norma. The first trimester isn’t
Mama Talk: Sharing Yoga with Kids is about simple ways to playfully share yoga with kids. In this chat with Ma Yoga teacher and Mom Jamie Hanson, we share games to teach kidsto use their breath, their bodies and their minds to discover who they are and how powerful they are to change themselves and the world.
We worry about things we did, about things that might happen, and then about the worry itself. Thankfully, there's an easy way to let anxiety during pregnancy go!
In this quick video, Colleen and Jamie share 4 Prenatal Yoga Tips for teachers so we can make sure we are guiding, supporting,and inspiring our moms-to-be as much as possible. Also, grab your free ebook, The Yoga of Pregnancy for Teachers! Above are three prenatal yoga tips from Colleen Hieber and Jamie Hanson, both amazing Ma Yoga® Teachers and Teacher Trainers.
Easy Meditation for People who Hate Meditating Whether you're a new mom whose life is in chaos, or a mom-to-be running from doctor's visits to Target, or just someone who's super busy, it's easy to run from task to task for days on end, without connecting to our big picture. If you've tried meditation and decided it wasn't for you, ask yourself this:
My experience with pregnancy yoga went way beyond the physical. I found myself transforming from a very self-centered person to an open book ready to receive all the love and support from my new community...
While my family and I were living on the small island of Bermuda, I completed my 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in Italy in August 2016. Completing my training made me realize this was just the start of a journey and there was so much more to learn and develop. As a highly knowledgeable and experienced school teacher, I had to leave my ego aside, leave my comfort zone, and not listen to the doubts and fears about not being good enough to teach yoga...
One of my great joys is watching pregnant women emerging into motherhood as they go through my Prenatal Yoga and into Mom + Baby Yoga classes. There are so many fears and concerns for most women...
Birth Plan Tip 1: Learn about your birth place’s policies Before writing your wishes down, make a call or go online to see what's already in place. Your chosen birth place might surprise you by already being on the same page about something that matters to you...
Internationally recognized as a leading maternal mental health expert, clinical psychologist Dr. Shoshana Bennett has inspired and transformed countless lives worldwide through her radio shows, books, lectures, interactive tele-classes, consultations, and videos. Affectionately known as “Dr. Shosh”, she educates, engages, and empowers her audiences...