Top yoga tip for pregnancy & birth

Whenever I ask my friends which part of their yoga practice helped them the most during pregnancy and birth – the answer is always the same, ‘the breathing’. a great technique to practise ahead of time The technique that comes out top is golden thread breathing. It’s great in later pregnancy and during labour for…

A cure for sore hips

Around 7 months pregnant I had such sore hips that sleeping was really uncomfortable. I tried everything, sleeping on two mattresses (didn’t work), sleeping with a pillow under one hip (didn’t work), in fact the only thing that seemed to make any difference was doing this variation of cat pose. practice pregnancy yoga from 16…

Forgetful? Put your hands together…

I wanted to share this hand position with you as it’s renowned for helping with concentration and especially good if you need to remember something you’ve forgotten. I know it sounds a bit crazy to think the shape your hands make can help your memory but I think it really does work! Have a go…

Quick tip to improve your balance

The secret of good balance is concentration. If you can try and shut out the chatter from your head and really focus on your balance posture I guarantee you it will feel easier than coming to a balance cold. That’s why often in a yoga class the teacher will suggest you find a spot ahead…

Easy ideas for doing yoga at home

Do you ever feel as if you have so many things to do that you don’t know where to start? I know I can sometimes feel that way with yoga. I suddenly get the opportunity to have some time on the mat, then I think – where do I start? Now I have a baby,…

Book Review: A Life Without Limits by Chrissie Wellington

I’ve just finished reading ‘A Life Without Limits’ by Chrissie Wellington and I wanted to recommend the book to you. Chrissie is a world champion and world record holder in ironman triathlon and the book charts her life from joining the local swimming team aged nine, right up to winning her 13th ironman competition. an inspiration…

4 ways to instantly improve your posture

I’ve been spending a lot more time standing-up over the last few weeks. Mostly because my baby has decided I HAVE to be standing so he can fall asleep in my arms. Holding him close and padding round his bedroom in the dark gets me thinking about my posture – and what I can do…

Finding calm amongst the chaos

Bendy Mamas is back! After going abroad for our first family holiday it’s now time to get back into the routine of naps, baby groups, weaning and domestic chores. It feels like there’s so much to do when you get back from holiday that I always wonder how you ever fitted it all in before…