The Birth Story of Indira Charlotte Bagga

Born at 8:28pm on Sunday 24 July 2016 Watch the video here.  Throughout this pregnancy I’d had it in my mind that Indira would be born at exactly 40 weeks, on Monday 25 July. Monday felt like a good day to have a baby and 25 July is my sister’s birthday. The pregnancy had gone [...]

Five Reasons Why Every Pregnant Woman Should Do Yoga

In a dedicated pregnancy yoga class you will benefit so much more than just stretching and relaxing. Many Midwives, Doctors and Obstetricians now recognise the health benefits of practicing yoga during pregnancy. In fact, most private health funds now even offer rebates for yoga classes! For a lot of women, their first experience of yoga [...]

Namaste

In studios all around the world, yogis bring their hands together at their heart centre in Namaste gesture. Literally translated, Namaste means “I bow to you”. But have you ever thought about the deeper significance? When we make the Namaste gesture, we are saying: “The divine in me recognises the divine in you and acknowledges that [...]

Beat Winter Colds With These Natural Remedies

Stay healthy with these simple cures. The cold winter weather places an inevitable strain on our immune systems which are already stretched by pregnancy. Many of the normal cold and flu tablets are not safe during pregnancy, but that doesn't mean you need to suffer! Here's our top natural remedies for preventing and curing winter colds, all of which [...]

When Birth Doesn’t Go According To Plan

I love hearing the birth stories from the ladies who attend my Prenatal Yoga classes but too often I am told about things that went ‘wrong’, and I hear that wistful note in a new mother’s voice: “It wasn’t quite how it was ‘meant’ to go”. In our society, we are told that ‘a healthy [...]

The Beautiful Home Birth of Alysha Grace

A Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) story This birth story was a long time in the making. After a failed induction for being ‘post dates’, my first daughter Samaira was born by ‘emergency’ caesarean. The whole experience scarred me in more ways than one and I swore that the next time things would be very [...]

Top Five Tips for a Natural Birth

Five easy tips which could make a real difference to your birth experience. I’m 35 weeks pregnant with my second child and currently investing a lot of my head space on preparing for a beautiful natural birth. It’s been a long journey since my first birth which started with a post-dates induction and ended in [...]

Secrets of Sleep School

As a dedicated yoga practitioner, my views about how to raise my child naturally aligned to the ‘attachment’ style of parenting. For nine months, I carried my baby in a sling, fed her to sleep, co-slept and generally tried to be gentle and sensitive to her needs. The idea of controlled crying to ‘teach’ her [...]

Mummy and Me Yoga

Most people think of yoga as something you do in a studio, with a group of people wearing Lululemon outfits, listening to zen-like music and calmly following a teacher’s instructions. But with a sense of humour and a bit of imagination, it is easy for mums to incorporate your baby into your own yoga practice, [...]