Congratulations on becoming a mum! Well done; pregnancy really is quite a feat, as is the wonderful world of parenting. Now that you have had your baby, and even if you had your baby a while back, you may realise just what your body went through during your pregnancy. Loosening of ligaments, expanding tummy, morning … Continue reading How to Solve Your Postnatal Body Hang-ups
I sat in a room separate from my days-old daughter Mollie, my second child, not able to hold or feed her. I didn't know why I felt incapable of the things that were supposed to come naturally to a mother; I just knew that I couldn't look after her. I imagined running away to anywhere … Continue reading How you CAN get through Post-Natal Depression
Depression seems to me to be such a taboo subject. I suffered from this (mostly without realising that I was ill) throughout my teens up until the present day. I remember trying to speak to my tutors at university about my unexplainable feelings of sadness, and then to a uni counsellor, both of whom told … Continue reading Coping with Postnatal Depression
Teaching yoga. This has been a dream of mine for so long, and in April this year it finally came true after I qualified to teach. When people asked me what I did for a living, I could finally say, "I'm a yoga teacher!" Amaze! I hadn't, however, given much thought on where … Continue reading The Reality of Becoming a Yoga Teacher
I did my final practical exam in yoga teaching on Saturday-I wasn't actually nervous beforehand, but more anxious to get it done so that I could teach in real life! I'd practiced the sequence many times on my husband (who is now mega-bendy) and various friends and neighbours, so I knew it like the back of … Continue reading I Passed!
Wow, it's HARD being a mum. I actually used to (inwardly) roll my eyes when I heard people at work go on about how little sleep they were getting, and how their baby was going this or doing that. I couldn't relate, so generally switched off. In fact, I found the subject boring. Now, … Continue reading I LOVE Child’s Pose
At my prenatal exercise class the other night, my teacher told me that the exercise I had been doing in my barre class were actually quite dangerous! I have always loved Barre and anything ballet based, so thought that I'd be okay to continue throughout my pregnancy. I have read many places that if you … Continue reading Last trimester exercise! The end is in sight…
Since becoming pregnant I have found that there are not many meals that don't leave me feeling nauseous. One thing that I still absolutely love is my mum's chicken curry. It is so tasty yet relatively low in fat, and goes great with thai jasmine rice and green salad. Apart from peas , vegetables are … Continue reading Mum’s Delicious Filipino Curry
I love Frame. For those of you who haven't heard of it, Frame is a dance/fitness studio with locations including Shoreditch, Queens Park and recently opened (and my local) Kings Cross. Before becoming pregnant, I regularly attended ballet and Music Video classes at the Shoreditch studio. Now, at nearly 14 weeks, I'm only allowed (as … Continue reading Getting sweaty at a prenatal class Frame style
After chatting to a friend recently, I realised just how much I depended on my at least three-a-day tea and coffee fix. I drank it even though it gives me palpitations and disrupts my sleep pattern, but have always seen meeting up for a coffee as a social event. With the memories of a fluttery … Continue reading No more caffeine-say what?