Women

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 |2018-03-28T13:54:23+10:00August 13th, 2014|Mental Attitudes, Parenting|0 Comments

Doing Time with Yoga

I recently had the opportunity to teach Hatha & Laughter Yoga to some women in a high security prison.  I was so excited when I first received the news that the session was going ahead, but at the same time I was completely full of nerves.  I’ve never worked with offenders before let alone been [...]

By |2018-03-28T13:18:58+10:00October 8th, 2013|Yoga & Meditation, Yogic News|1 Comment

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.  [...]