Tonight I taught a Pre-natal Yoga class where the theme was ‘Creating Space’. The focus creating space physically in the body, especially opening through the chest, the top of the shoulders and sides where things tend to get all bunched up and busy as pregnancy progresses. When we’re pregnant, the bigger baby grows, the less space there is for us. Our heart, lungs, organs, get a bit more cosy, our shoulders and hamstrings tighter as our posture changes and makes room for baby
We often have all of these thoughts, ideas and images when expecting our first child. We might imagine how it will feel to be a ‘family’, who baby might take after, how our life may be changed. Often we look to our friends, siblings, even social media icons and celebs to get a sense of what life may look like AB (after baby). Some of us, without ill meaning… might even pass judgment towards the above loved ones on all manner of things – their parenting styles, how they feed/s
“I wonder if they can tell, I’m sure that they can tell. Should I say something first? I’m allowed to have a holiday, a kid-free break….aren’t I?” These thoughts are going through my mind as we boarded the plane in Singapore, bound for the USA, feeling guilty and certain that those around us would instantly know and disapprove that we had decided to leave our 7 month old daughter at home with family. As a new mum, motherhood is a new language that I need to learn fast, naviga
Today marks the 100th year anniversary of women (initially over the age of 30 and of property) receiving the right to vote.
A huge number of women fought and campaigned for this right and many put themselves, their families at risk in doing so. In the early-20th century until the First World War, approximately one thousand suffragettes were imprisoned in Britain due to an unwavering belief in the equality of women to men in having a voice. To think how many of these women w
Boss, employee, teacher, student, confidante, leader, traveller, adventurer, mentor, influencer, dog-owner, cat lover, daughter, sister, girlfriend, wifey, friend, MOTHER? Women play a multitude of roles, all weighted, all filled with a level of passion or at the very least, commitment. Roles that demand care and time and often pull us in various directions all at once. I imagine it isn't easy being a man (though I can't say for sure...) but I truly believe it is not always e