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Yoga is one of the most accessible forms of exercise that is recommended to practice during pregnancy. I hate to refer to it as exercise, but often this is how your midwife or GP will talk about it. So let’s move away from that word and offer a few suggestions as to why you may wish to consider practising yoga during pregnancy.
The good news is, so long as you have the all clear from your midwife or consultant, anyone can practise yoga whilst pregnant from about 14 weeks regardless of whether you have been to a yoga class before or not.
“Sound forms one of the deepest links between our mind and body. Our world is our mind and our mind is nothing but sound. To change our world, is to change our inner and outer sounds. “ Nitya Mohan
It seems as though sound baths or gong baths are the new way to unwind and destress from the demands of daily life. Think along the lines of ancient vibrational instruments such as gongs, crystal bowls and drums, or something equally as soothing like the cello and even voice.
I’ve really loved collaborating with Bamboo clothing over the last 12 months. Dave and I tried and tested their outdoor clothing as we took ourselves off into the early hours of the morning to the Mount Snowdon summit on a breath-taking sunrise hike and between us we’ve ran, hiked some more and I’ve practiced and taught yoga in my classes and workshops throughout the seasons.
“Every cell within our body is a sound resonator. Various systems in the body will respond to sound vibrations. We have a capability of resonating or responding to all sound vibration – positive and negative. We need to be alert to sounds around us and to strengthen our energies.” Ted Andrews
On the 25th January join musician Pauline Briscoe and myself at the Magdelene centre in Broadbottom where we will combine yoga and sound for a truly nourishing and rejuvenating event.
“The technique is simple. Keep it simple. All you have to do is relax, everywhere – and then be aware of how you feel. Relax and feel. That’s it, in brief. Relax every physical and mental tension, temporarily let go of everything you don’t need and then simply pay attention and see what happens. “
Erich Schiffmann; Moving into Stillness.READ MORE
Taking your yoga and coaching outdoors requires thought and consideration …There’s no doubt about it, we are at the mercy of the elements which makes us question why we may be doing it in the first place! It doesn’t take long however to reap the benefits of taking your practice outdoors. Once we are at ease in our bodies and our minds, nature can inspire and invigorate us and go on to form invaluable conversations and connections with ourselves and with others.
An active lifestyle covers so many varying levels and forms of activity. From running to work, taking part in your local park run or training for a 10km, running alone offers us so many options in terms of our approach. And this is just running!
As a thank you for your support over the years I’m sharing with you my first free yoga video! For those of you are curious about fitting in some home practice but aren’t sure where to start then perhaps this will spark your enthusiasm for you to find some space in your day to explore your movement and breath more intimately.READ MORE
Living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than fear.
Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
I am excited to share with you one of my latest collaborations with Bamboo Clothing. They like our photography, we like their brand and I recently asked them if they would be willing to offer a promotional code for me to send out to those of you I am connected with through my mailing list and on my social media channels. They agreed!