Pregnancy

Yoga for Pregnancy

Pregnancy ● Melissa Mercedes

As a clinical psychologist with an interest women’s health, I am a big advocate for integrative approaches to support emotional and physical well-being in pregnant and postpartum women. Pregnancy is life-altering for women, both psychologically and physically. As we are unique individuals, pregnancy can manifest itself in a variety of ways, when it comes to […]

Best Yoga Poses for Pregnancy

Pregnancy ● Melissa Mercedes

NOTE:  Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting a yoga practice while pregnant. My pregnancy was a yoga practice in itself. When pregnant, I had so many expectations around what my practice “should” look like. And, I had a strong practice prior to pregnancy so did not think for a moment that I would […]

What Yoga Poses to Avoid When Pregnant?

Pregnancy ● Melissa Mercedes

Disclaimer: As always, consult with your healthcare provider before engaging in any type of exercise program during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life that is ripe for nurturing, slowing down, and reflecting. Practicing yoga during pregnancy can prepare a woman’s mind and body for the wild, magical journey of pregnancy and […]

Advantages of Prenatal Yoga for Beginners and Pregnant Yoginis

Pregnancy ● Melissa Mercedes

Pregnancy is a significant transition for women on many different levels. It is a time of major hormonal fluctuation that can be associated with shifts in mood, appetite, and sleep just to name a few. In addition, expectant mamas can experience uncertainty towards pregnancy and what life will look like post-childbirth. While being healthy both […]

What are the Benefits of Yoga for Women?

Pregnancy ● Melissa Mercedes

Over the past few decades, we have witnessed a confluence of Western medicine and psychological theories with ancient Eastern practices such as yoga and mindfulness meditation for addressing women’s health issues. This marriage of ideas is reflected in and supported by the many benefits of yoga for women including emotional (e.g., feeling calm and relaxed), […]

What are the Different Types of Yoga?

Pregnancy ● Bryan Kest

In considering what type of yoga is best for you, we need to consider the types of yoga practice that are directed at creating the highest level of energy, vitality, and freedom. The only way to do this is to work with yourself, not against yourself. Whether we are doing a 90-minute class of Power […]