Pregnancy + Postnatal

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5 Essential oils for labour ~ Part 1

by anjayoga

Let’s talk about essential oils and aromatherapy… and how it may help you in your  life: physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. This time during childbirth. Here are my top tips for using essential oils in labour and childbirth. 5 Essential oils for labour Essential oils are powerful plant medicine. The effect can be subtle […]

Calling new mums!

by anjayoga

My friends at Chiaro are looking for new mums to help them with new product development. This one is super exciting (and top secret!). And you can be part of it. I have great respect for this company. You may have seen my blog post talking about the Elvie app that helps strengthen the pelvic […]

Tips for a Happy Digestive System in Pregnancy

by anjayoga

Tips for a Happy Digestive System in Pregnancy Many women experience constipation, wind, nausea, reflux and bloating during pregnancy. Here are some Ayurvedic Tips you can use during your pregnancy:   Eat slowly and chew properly. Enjoy your meal mindfully without distractions such as emails, mobile phones or paperwork. Easy to digest meals are: simple, […]

Is Caffeine a No-No During Pregnancy?

by anjayoga

There are so many no-nos and “good advice” from during pregnancy. One of the questions is about drinking coffee. We asked Sally Collins to investigate. As a mum-to-be buying your morning latte, are you given disapproving looks from your fellow cafe-goers? Do well-meaning people tell you what you already know – that herbal tea is considered […]

Pregnant? Can I still come to yoga?

by anjayoga

Pregnant? Can I still come to yoga? Pregnancy is not a disease, illness or injury. But the body does change a lot. It is not just the growing bump and breasts but there are other things to consider. Mainly the increased levels of the hormone relaxin. This hormone is responsible for increased flexibility, stretchiness and […]

Playlist – Let’s Flow to the Music

by anjayoga

Whether you just want to enjoy some new background music, for your yoga practise, to dance, meditate or maybe for my pregnant yoginis for your labour and birth! Some of you asked me specifically for this – music for your pregnancy, your labour and for your birth. Here are a couple of playlist (you have […]

Pelvic Floor Awareness

by anjayoga

Why the pelvic floor muscles are so important ~ also in yoga The pelvic floor muscles support and hold our internal organs. And the pelvic floor is a foundation for our posture too. Everything is connected. If we have a bad posture, slouch when seated, not breathing properly then our pelvic floor is also affected. […]

Juiced up for Fertility

by anjayoga

One of my students recently asked me about how she could enhance her chances of conceiving. Quite a few students and clients ask that question. Because becoming pregnant does not always happen as quick and as easy as we may dream of. There are many reasons for this. Today I want to focus on one […]

Yoga in the 1st Trimester

by anjayoga

Yoga in early pregnancy – is it safe? Generally if I have a new enquiry from a women (that I don’t know) who is pregnant I suggest she waits until 14 weeks. And then joins the specifically designed pregnancy yoga classes. There are so many benefits to pregnancy yoga that you may wonder why she […]

Online Pregnancy Yoga

by anjayoga

I am super excited to announce that you can now practise prenatal yoga with me – not only on Tuesdays in Streatham but anytime and anywhere in the world. Over 3 hours of pregnancy yoga (and some postnatal yoga as a bonus) is now ready to stream or download. The videos vary from 10, 15 […]