Posts in the ‘pregnancy yoga’ Category

How Does Yoga Help In Pregnancy and Birth?

Practicing yoga during your pregnancy is a great way to feel relaxed and comfortable and, at the same time, it is a deeply empowering way to prepare for your birth. Janet Balaskas – founder of Active Birth and pregnancy yoga – answers some questions…

Charlie’s Birth Story: A Beautiful Birthday Surprise!

  I’m very happy to report that our little boy has arrived – he was born on my birthday! His birth was much sooner than expected at 34 plus 4 days, and we spent 10 days in hospital in neonatal, but are now home and he is doing incredibly well. His birth, although early, was

Great Feedback From Our Online Classes!

We’ve received some wonderful comments about our online Pregnancy Yoga classes! Here are a few of our favourites…   What an absolutely fantastic class – thank you so much! I really felt like I was in the room with you.”   “Thank you so much for last night. It was wonderful and so needed. Being

Exercises To Help Your Breech Baby Turn

If your baby is breech around 34 weeks (head under your ribs rather than above the pelvis) you may want to know what you can do to encourage baby to turn head-down before the birth. NB: You should only start doing these exercises at 34+ weeks, and only if breech position has been confirmed by

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Finding The Right Pregnancy Yoga Class For You

If you’re pregnant or even thinking about having a baby, you probably see pregnancy yoga ads on a daily basis! How do you know which class will offer the best experience and instruction for you and your baby? Here are a few important points we suggest considering when looking at all the options: Experience &

Yoga Pose no.8: Standing Dog Pose

If you don’t fancy the head down dog – or if you are in late pregnancy (after 30 weeks) when I don’t recommend inverted postures – you can try this Standing Dog Pose as an effective alternative.   First, do the arms up stretch on the wall to release your shoulders and upper back, with

Yoga Pose No.7: Dog Pose for Pregnancy

We have a great new yoga pose for you this month: the famous Dog pose, specially adapted for pregnancy!   Janet says: “People often ask me whether this yoga sequence is good to do in pregnancy as it is an inverted position. The answer is yes IF you feel like it and ONLY when you

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Birth Story No 28: Kat’s primal home birth

Kat attended Janet’s pregnancy yoga classes. Here she shares the incredibly powerful story of the natural birth of her beautiful baby girl. I went into labour at 37+0 days. My midwives advised that it was Braxton Hicks and I hoped that to be true as I felt anxious she’d be small. In my heart of hearts,

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Birth Story No 27: Eliana – My waters broke at my pregnancy yoga class

Eliana attended Lynn’s pregnancy yoga classes. Here she shares how the breathing and relaxation techniques she learnt, helped during the birth of her beautiful baby boy. I was so happy to have a positive vaginal birth, naturally, relatively pain-free and in control. I am very grateful to Lynn and her team at the Active Birth Centre for

Birth Story No 26: Laura – The magic trio: yoga, breathing and affirmations

Laura attended pregnancy yoga classes and Janet’s Couples Yoga for Active Birth workshop, at the Centre. Here she shares how yoga, breathing and affirmations helped prepare her mentally and physically for the birth of her beautiful baby boy. I wanted to let you know I had a really positive birth experience, and think my yoga practice

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