Yoga

20 Nov Could Exercise During Pregnancy Make Labor Harder? Why a fit pregnancy doesn’t always make for the best birth plan.

First published in Well Rounded NY When I was pregnant with my first baby, I worked out until I gave birth and looked like I had just stepped out of a pregnancy magazine. I only gained weight in my belly and my boobs, and I generally...

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31 Oct Mom of Month: Meet Jamie Hurwitz!

What has surprised you most about motherhood thus far? There is no “normal.” I can’t get over how different every baby is. As a brand new mom, I love having the PYC community to connect with other moms, and naturally, the conversation turns to our...

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09 May Beyond Mom Interviews Deb Flashenberg

Originally posted on Beyond Mom Beyond Mom Interviews Deb Flashenberg Founder of Prenatal Yoga Center SHARE: Deb Flashenberg is the founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, the first yoga center in NYC to focus solely on Moms and Moms to be. When Deb graduated with a degree in Musical Theater...

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27 Apr Rhythm In Labor; Pain Versus Suffering

Rhythm. Take a moment to close your eyes and connect with your breath. After you push through your thoughts and surrender to the task of observing your breath, you may start to notice a natural rhythm occurring: the rise of your inhale, the peak of...

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14 Apr Tips For Making the Great Transition to Motherhood a Little Easier

Seen in the March 2017 Mantra Magazine How familiar is the image of the sportswear clad, smiling mother, coffee in hand, happily pushing the SUV of strollers down the perfectly manicured street?  This depiction of motherhood is all too prominent in our society.  Mothers are often...

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07 Mar Why Choose a Midwife?

Prenatal Yoga - A Natural Path toward Working with a Midwife, by Risa Klein, CNM, M.S. Making a decision as to whom will take care of you and your gestating baby is a monumental decision. To make the best-informed decision, you need to understand some differences between...

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16 Aug Prenatal Yoga: A Passage Way to Empowerment

Originally published on Endangered Bodies While the inspiration to first step onto the yoga mat may come from the popularity of prenatal yoga or a suggestion from the care provider, the experience of yoga, for many women is often far deeper than simply a good stretch...

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12 Dec Yoga in the 3rd trimester

Once you turn the corner into your third trimester, you may notice the pregnancy "honeymoon" is over. Your baby's growth is accelerating and you may be experiencing a whole new batch of aches and pains. Yoga within the third trimester focuses on preparing the body...

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10 Feb Relax into the Restorative Pose!

The average pregnant woman is very capable of a doing a challenging asana practice that can build confidence and stamina. However, it is important to strike a balance by also practicing gentler, more restful poses that teach her how to soften and surrender when she...

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