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I am thrilled to offer our PYC community a guest blog from Dr. Zoe Veritas, a well respected Manhattan dermatologist, about the many skin and hair issues that arise during and after pregnancy. Enjoy! I often tell my patients to expect to see many changes...

Last Friday's class was a bit challenging in juggling the myriad of issues present in class. Amongst the typical aches and pains, there were a few cases that needed a bit extra attention: two students were suffering with acid reflux, a hand full had...

I found that a great deal of attention and information was given to me while pregnant about receiving proper nutrition. However, upon entering the postpartum phase, all I heard was "make sure you get enough water to compensate for the fluids lost while breastfeeding."...

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...

There are so many things to consider and learn about when preparing for your upcoming birth. Newborn procedures may not be high on the list. If that is the case for you, here is a brief run down of what you may expect...

Recently, an expectant mother asked me about changing care providers so that she could give birth in the Birth Center at St. Lukes/Roosevelt. I gave her a list of midwives and OBs that practice in the Birth Center. Unfortunately, she was already 27...

After last night's class, a new student asked me about some of the poses we had practiced. She was confused that we did some twisting poses because she thought that twisting was off limits during pregnancy. She also told me how good it...

Today B.K.S Iyengar turns 93. For those that are unfamiliar with this remarkable man, he is the founder of the yoga style Iyengar yoga. I have been a practitioner of Iyengar yoga for about 7 years. This style, more than any so far,...