Breathing for Labor

The breath is the link between the body and the mind. In the yogic philosophy, how we breathe – long and deep or short and shallow – can affect and determine our overall emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Every time we breathe, messages are sent to the nervous system about the emotional state we are […]

Prenatal Yoga and Birth

It’s easy to get caught up in all the lists of “things to do” to get ready for a new baby.  But taking regular time out to stop the “doing” and to shift into simply “being” is key to preparing for labor.  Prenatal yoga is one of the best ways to slow down, breathe consciously, […]

Practice for Labor

If someone were to tell me that they were going to climb Mt. Everest, I would ask them how they are preparing for that journey: what tools are they gathering, where can they practice their climbing techniques and how can they simulate the experience of the dramatic change in elevation? I ask similar questions of […]