How to lie down

I’ve often heard yoga teachers say the hardest posture is the one where you lie down at the end. The official name in Sanskrit for the lying down pose is ‘savasana’ which is pronounced ‘shav-ass-anna’. You might be more familiar with name ‘corpse pose’. It might sound ludicrous, given the amazing positions yoga can get…

Can’t sleep? Yoga can help…

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been up in the night, desperately tired, to eventually creep back to bed and find I can’t sleep. It’s so frustrating! My mind is wide away even though I need and want to sleep. This is where yoga can help. There’s a technique called ‘progressive relaxation’ which aims to…

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…

Putting your feet up

As soon as my baby is asleep, I close the door to the nursery there’s only one thing I want to do – put my feet up! Instead of going straight downstairs to flop on the sofa, I like to take five minutes to lie down with my feet up the wall. It feels so…

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…