Author: Deb

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...

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28 Jun Delivered to Obesity?

This is an article from The Week (June 15, 2012 Volume 12 Issue 570 pg 21.) I though it was rather interesting piece, so I am passing it along. Happy reading!! Babies delivered by caesarean section appear to be twice as likely to become...

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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...

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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...

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24 May Finding Your Community

Part of my original vision in creating the Prenatal Yoga Center was to offer a space that was more than just coming in for class, unrolling your mat, doing some asana, and leaving. I wanted to offer classes that engaged the students and opened...

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