Author: Deb

06 Aug Why Breastfeeding? Benefits for Mama and Baby

Welcome to August, aka Breastfeeding Awareness Month! To kick off our month long celebration, we are going to be featuring blogs about breastfeeding, the benefits of it, doing it in public, and proper nutrition for breastfeeding, just to name a few. We are...

Read More

06 Jul Calm Eyes Quiet Mind

Recently in class, I was observing the students' reaction to holding some of the standing poses about one or two breaths longer than we usually do. I found the result was fascinating. Some students immediately focused on their breath to sustain the physical...

Read More

22 Jun The Walking Epidural Versus The Standard Epidural

Recently I was teaching a prenatal yoga class, and as we were discussing concerns at the beginning of class, the topic of epidurals came up. One woman said that she had heard of the "walking epidural" and was quite excited about the idea of...

Read More

07 Jun NYC and Its “Baby Friendly” Hospitals

In 1991, UNICEF and WHO (World Health Organization) launched the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in hopes of encouraging and educating hospitals and staff to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. Studies have indicated exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of the baby's life...

Read More