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Want to hear a funny story? During my first labor Puppy Pose (scroll down to see the pose description!) was my jam for getting through my early contractions. Every time one came on, I’d basically bury my head into my bed, tail in the air, breathe deep, and wait for it to pass. I remember thinking to myself, “I going... Read More

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You can write birth plans until you’re blue in the face. You can hire the best medical professionals and support team. You can spend time making sure your partner knows all the best massage techniques to help you during labor. You can read all the pregnancy and birth books. You can practice the best positions (And all of those things... Read More

The post 6 Breathing Techniques for Labor appeared first on Spoiled Yogi.

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When you have a new baby at home, it can be harder than ever to maintain a consistent yoga practice. There are many reasons for this–most of which are pretty obvious. It can be hard to find time for the most basic activities when you’re up every two hours all night long attending to your screaming cherub. Things like showering,... Read More

The post Yoga with Baby: 5 Reasons to Include Your Little One appeared first on Spoiled Yogi.

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Before You Begin Prenatal Yoga No matter why you’re interested in starting a prenatal yoga class, when you’re new to the practice, it can seem pretty daunting. After all, it can be intimidating to walk into a yoga class for the first time even when you’re not pregnant, but pregnant mamas have to think about keeping themselves AND their babies... Read More

The post The Complete Guide to Prenatal Yoga for Beginners appeared first on Spoiled Yogi.

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When it comes to staying fit and healthy during pregnancy, one of the best things you can do for yourself (and your baby!) is prenatal yoga. I know what you’re thinking: Of course, YOU’D say that. You’re a prenatal yoga teacher, so you are more than a little bit biased. Guilty as charged. But like most mamas, I wear more... Read More

The post Prenatal Yoga: 15 Benefits of Yoga During Pregnancy appeared first on Spoiled Yogi.

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You’re a mama now, even if you haven’t held your baby in your arms yet. The second you see that second pink line on a pregnancy test, you start to feel the endless joys–and endless responsibilities–that come with the territory. Then you let the cat out of the bag. And everyone you know (and probably a few people you don’t... Read More

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Pregnancy is a magical and miraculous part of life. I mean, think about it. Your amazingly designed body is building a whole, complete little person from SCRATCH. No matter how wonderful pregnancy is, it does not come without a sacrifice. Unfortunately, there are a lot of unpleasant pregnancy symptoms. The single biggest complaint I hear from the sweet mamas who come to... Read More

The post Pregnancy Stretches for Back Pain: Lower Back appeared first on Spoiled Yogi.

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Note: The following post is sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Candle, but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. There’s something a little magical about candles. Maybe it’s simply the warm glow and ambient flicker of the flames. Maybe it’s the tradition–candles have been used in religious ceremonies for hundreds of years as a symbol for life, purity, and goodness.... Read More

The post Sponsored: 3 Ways to Use Candles in Your Yoga Practice appeared first on Spoiled Yogi.

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There’s no way around it: Getting pregnant will turn your world upside down. But there’s a lot of conflicting info out there about whether it’s safe to turn YOURSELF upside down during pregnancy. I’m talking about yoga inversions, of course. Many people advise against doing them while you’re pregnant, but then you see videos of these amazing, super moms handstanding with... Read More

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