Parenting

Kundalini Yoga for the Recovery of Birth Trauma

“A birth is defined as traumatic if the woman was or believed she or her baby was in danger of injury or death and she felt helpless and out of control, this can occur at any point in labour and birth.”(Beck2004a) As a mother myself, I know plenty of women who have given birth. It’s [...]

Intrusive thoughts: A common occurrence in new Mothers

Intrusive distressing thoughts are normal and we all experience them from time to time. Research shows that they are even more common after giving birth - up to 80% of all new mothers report distressing unwanted thoughts concerning fears of intentionally or accidentally causing harm to the baby. This suggests that thoughts concerning safety may [...]

By | 2017-05-25T12:13:24+00:00 August 13th, 2014|Mental Attitudes, Parenting|0 Comments

The Amazing Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation

Would you eat your placenta? After reading this you may wish you did! Placentas have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as long ago as in the 1500’s, which is longer than modern medicine has existed. It has been continued to be used due to an abundance of great properties believed to make a [...]

Post Natal Recovery

As I sit poised over the computer trying to think of a way to inspire new mums to really slow down and genuinely allow for recovery after having their new babies, I reflect on my own postnatal time. My new little boy, Junah, is now nearly one and even with my training and experience looking after postnatal [...]

The Teachers Favourite: fully supported forward bend

Written by Nina Isabella This continues to be one of my favourite postures.  Deeply restorative, nourishing and refreshing; for me time spent in a fully supported forward bend is the chai of my yoga practice! I encourage all women to immerse often into the delights of supported forward bends.  Regularly spend time in the stillness [...]

Preparing for Birth with Guided Breathing and Deep Relaxation

By Nina Isabella In her wonderful book Gentle Birth Choices, Barbara Harper talks about the profound benefits of regularly practicing deep guided relaxation during pregnancy.  Harper states that during labour, women experience an altered state of consciousness. Knowing this gives us the superb opportunity to work with the body's innate desire to rest during labour.  [...]

Time to Talk About it – The Hidden Grief of Miscarriage

Last week I received the following message on my Facebook : “This week we remember all the babies born sleeping or whom we have carried but never met, or those we have held but couldn’t take home or the ones that came home but didn’t stay.  Make this your profile status if you or someone [...]

When I thought you weren’t looking…

Sometimes we spend so much time making sure our kids are getting the right exposure to learning, to people, to ideas in our external environment, when they mostly learn their values and attitudes from their own household. I love this... When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the [...]

By | 2017-05-25T12:13:45+00:00 August 22nd, 2011|Parenting|0 Comments