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…

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,…

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…

Recognising signs of stress (& what to do next)

Do you find that when something stressful happens it can set the tone for the whole day? I really noticed it this week: I got frustrated on the phone to customer services and it set the tone for the next hour or so. It would have wrecked the whole day if I hadn’t taken the…

How to take a breather…

It might sound a bit daft but I thought I’d write about how to relax. This is more of a quick-fix type of relax – ideal for when you want to unwind quickly (as in less than 10 minutes!). It’s something I like to do when I’ve just put my baby to sleep. I find it…

Magic breathing trick gets babies to sleep

My first yoga class was in Brixton sports centre, in London, on a Tuesday night. The teacher, who I think was called John, was excellent. He kept on at the class about the importance of breathing. At the time, I didn’t get it. Breathing was easy; I’d done it my whole life, with no effort….