Eradicating fear of birth…a TED talk with Ina May Gaskin

I have had the privilege of caring for countless mama’s birthing their babies and have seen the impact our fear culture has had on what could/should be a natural process of allowing the body to do what it was made to do.  Pregnant women are scared because they are not prepared.  They don’t believe in theirContinue reading “Eradicating fear of birth…a TED talk with Ina May Gaskin”

My home practice…Yoga with a belly Part 1-Some common questions, answered

Keeping up or starting a yoga practice during pregnancy has numerous benefits and just plain feels amazing (particularly the side bends…oooooh so lovely!).  However, there are some questions that commonly come up for practitioners regarding the safety vs. danger of certain types of poses during these wondrous 40 weeks. Thought I’d share some great articles answering what areContinue reading “My home practice…Yoga with a belly Part 1-Some common questions, answered”

Pregnancy and Ayurveda

Ayurveda (the science of life) Ayurveda (Ayur = life,Veda = science or knowledge) is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in India.  Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda views health as the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind,Continue reading “Pregnancy and Ayurveda”

What I’m teaching…Utkatasana

Yesterday, I posted about the benefits of squats.  Largely directed to any pregnant ladies who might have been reading, my post should have mentioned that the deep squat can prove beneficial to ALL women and men at any age, pregnant or otherwise. Today I want to share some info on another type of squat, very common in theContinue reading “What I’m teaching…Utkatasana”

My home practice…The Squat

As a pregnant lady, I’ve been bombarded with the instruction to do my Kegel exercises.  Now, protection of my pelvic floor is something that interests me greatly, since pregnancy has been blamed for weakening its muscles- causing things like urinary incontinence (a.k.a. leaking pee) and pelvic organ prolapse (a.k.a drooping of the bladder, uterus, vagina, etc).  But,Continue reading “My home practice…The Squat”

Breastfeeding…Why African Babies Don’t Cry

I was born and grew up in Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire. From the age of fifteen I lived in the UK. However, I always knew that I wanted to raise my children (whenever I had them) at home in Kenya. via InCultureParent | Why African Babies Don’t Cry.

What I’m teaching…Remain neutral

It’s so amazing how you can be at just the right place at the exact right time.  I caught a few minutes of the View the other afternoon on a break at work.  Paulina Pinsky, daughter of the famous addiction specialist “Dr. Drew” and former figure skater, was on the couch opening up about herContinue reading “What I’m teaching…Remain neutral”