Why Every New Mum Should Do Mums and Bubs Yoga

Why Every New Mum Should Do Mums and Bubs Yoga Let's be real, as a new mum you have a lot on your plate, in your arms, on the floor, in the washing basket, in the sink..... you get the picture! Being a mum is hard work! Firstly, it’s busy. It’s also tiring! And to [...]

Beat Pregnancy Tiredness!

Do you remember a time when you were feeling so tired that even tooth picks wouldn’t have kept your eyes open? Like the following day at work after a late night of dancing and drinking (B.C. Before Children!). Or a time when you just got back after an overseas trip and your tiredness was so [...]

Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy can result in your spine or joints becoming misaligned. Here are some key ways that chiropractic care can help during pregnancy. Pelvis When the pelvis is out of alignment, it can restrict the amount of space the baby has in the uterus. It also can prevent the baby from having enough room to get [...]

Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week

It’s Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week this week from 12th to 18th November 2017. Established by not-for-profit organization PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia) in 2005, this campaign aims to raise awareness about the anxiety, depression, and stress expecting and new parents, especially mums, are struggling with. One in 5 mums and 1 in [...]

Acupuncture for Pregnancy

Mother Nurture Yoga recently talked to acupuncturist and herbalist Kirsten Lee from Health Space about how acupuncture can help you during different stages of your pregnancy and labour. Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years. But this tradition is also grounded in significant research, including: One study showed that acupuncture from 27 [...]

Yoga For Your Post-Pregnancy Body

If yoga helped you to stay active during pregnancy, you might be wondering if postnatal yoga can help you now you’ve had your baby. In this article we’ll look at the key changes to your body after pregnancy, followed by some solutions that yoga can offer. Change: Saggy tummy and weak abdominal muscles. Your growing [...]

Water Birth – What You Need To Know

Water birth has become a mainstream option these days, with many hospitals and birth centres offering it. It is thought to have benefits for both mum and bub. So what exactly is water birth? Water birth involves labouring and/or delivering your baby in water – this might be an oversized bath or a specialised birth [...]

Yoga Class Etiquette

Just like in any gathering, there are certain rules observed in a yoga class to ensure smooth facilitation and interaction. It requires silence and respect for other people’s space. Whether it’s your first time attend or you’re coming back after a sabbatical, here are the basics of yoga class etiquette that you need to remember: [...]

Prenatal Pilates 101

Pilates is a method of exercise that involves performing low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. (Ref 1)  It has a focus on developing and maintaining good posture, through correct alignment of your body parts, stretching of tight muscles and use of your deep core muscles. It was originally developed in the 1920s by [...]

Yoga and a Healthy Pregnancy

This article first appeared in Indian Link magazine on December 15, 2016. We all know that a healthy lifestyle is important. When you are pregnant, your baby is completely relying on you so it’s even more important to stay active and have a healthy pregnancy – physically and emotionally. The experts all agree: The American College [...]