Active Birth –
For Shorter Labour,
Less Pain and More......
For those of you around the 30 week mark, right up to the end of your pregnancy, I really recommend coming to an Active Birth Workshop.
Please take the time to read the article below, written by Janet Balaskas, founder of the Active Birth Movement.
For those of you interested in my workshops, please clickhere for 2014Workshop Dates
Birth is not new. Its a way of describing how women the world over have always
behaved during labour and birth throughout history since time immemorial.
It has been revealed that theDublin GAA teamincludedYogaas part of their training in the lead up to their All-Ireland triumph this year. According to the Irish Independent Yoga was a “secret weapon” and made the team unbeatable.
Yoga was used as a tool to physically and mentally challenge and prepare the players. The team undertook special breathing techniques, designed to support the nervous system, reduce stress and improve reactions and focus. In addition to this they did a series yoga postures, allowing them to recover from training, prevent injury’s occurring and increase their mobility.
Check out this cool infographic I found on the many benefits of Yoga.
I've found these to be true - over the years my Yoga practice has given me all of this and more. What are you discovering about Yoga?
If you've never tried Yoga before and you want to see what all the fuss is about come along and enjoy a class with me. Check out our timetable here.
Orlagh Frank McLoughlin
I have had lots
of requests for Orlagh’s birth story.
that it has taken me 2 weeks to get round to writing it and even bigger
apologies for the length of the story. However, most of you wanted all the
info, so here it is…..
who want the nutshell,
Orlagh was due Friday March 22nd and arrived March
23rd at 15.47, 8lb 7oz! We got to the Coombe at 15.00 and Orlagh was born at 15.47. She is gorgeous and perfect and we are loving that she is part of our family!
A letter to … the lady in the next bed The letter you always wanted to write
Saturday 15 December
Having watched Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake and the other Olympians recently, I started thinking about how their competitiveness translates to the everyday world. I thought about how we push each other along and help each other to do our best. That made me think of you. I wanted to say thank you. Though we never met and I never even saw your face, you helped me to get through one of the most intense experiences of my life.
There are many options for treating pelvic
organ prolapse (POP), ranging from the conservative and non-invasive, to more
serious treatments such as surgery. The degree of treatment used by a woman and
her doctor to reverse prolapse symptoms should reflect the degree of her
Surgical treatment is only necessary to reverse the most severe side
effects. It's important to keep in mind that many non-invasive treatments used
to treat prolapse can also be used to prevent it from developing.
Check this out...
Something that I need to remind myself of more often!
How about you?
What makes you happy?
20 Things Happy People Do Every Day
1. Smile—a lot (pass on that happiness).
2. Say “yes” to something that makes you uncomfortable—because you know it’s actually good for you.
3. Practice kindness.
4. Love enthusiastically and with your entire being.
5. Re-commit to goals.
6. Talk to a friend—even if it’s just on the phone.
7. Be your own best friend (practice
Whether you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, these five simple tips will help establish a healthy foundation for you and your baby.
1. Supplement Your Diet
Taking a high-quality prenatal supplement andpurified fish oil are essential to ensuring you and the growing life inside of you are getting what you need. Think of supplements as insurance for your health, and don’t skimp on quality or price (i.e. don’t purchase your vitamins at a store that also sells tires).
Backache in Pregnancy....
Backache is one of the top complaints with all my Pregnancy Yoga and Pilates students. The two most important places to protect your back is at work and watching how you sleep. Keeping active, using your ball and coming to class will help keep your back strong, but you MUST mind your back in work.
Please read below top tips from one of my FANTASTIC students who has worked in facilities management.
Tips for Office Workers
- You should be given a Pregnancy Risk Assessment by whoever is in charge of Health & Safety in your company.
Ryan Gosling - Yogi! (And Dog Lover)
We love that 30-year-old actor, Ryan Gosling, has joined the long list of men who are hitting the yoga mat! Apparently, Gosling his been bringing along a friend to class as well -- his beloved dog, George.
We love yoga and we love dogs here at MindBodyGreen -- and we even love yoga for dogs or 'Doga'... but we're not so sure about dogs and yoga mixing together in a regular yoga class.
What do you think about dogs being present in a yoga class?