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Three amazing benefits to practising yoga during pregnancy

I’m pregnant! Is it okay for me to practice Yoga?

Yes, yes yes!!

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.


Yoga, sound baths and healing

“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.


Yoga and Sound Rejuvenator

“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.


Coaching and Yoga Outdoors

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.


So, what’s the difference?

Many people have been asking me the question, what will be different between your yoga for an active lifestyle workshop compared to a general class or workshop? So, I started to think, perhaps it may be useful to write a few things down.


What is an active lifestyle?

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!



Being not doing

…The beauty of yoga is …anyone can do it… “So long as there is a breath, there is yoga.”

T.K.V Desikachar


Yoga Summer Workshop – Transitions

Highlights taken from my summer yoga workshop based around the theme of ‘Transitions’. Exploring the concept of change and how we can prepare ourselves and adapt ourselves accordingly in order to make our transitions in life go smoothly.