What is my yoga and pregnancy journey?
I started regularly practising yoga in my early 20s – mainly to strengthen my back muscles, to alleviate my scoliosis (I have a slight deviation in my spine). I also found it useful to stretch out my tired muscles after long-haul flights (I used to work as cabin crew for a major airline).
Yoga became my way to keep fit and strong. I liked the fluidity and creativity of vinyasa flow – it feels like a dance. This forms the basis of my pregnancy yoga sequences. I create strong sequences to help build strength of body and mind, with each pose flowing into the next.
I want pregnant women to keep feeling strong and graceful! Being pregnant is not a medical condition – just another variation of normal.
After leaving the airline, I retrained as a midwife and then underwent the pregnancy teacher training. Combining my passions seemed like a no-brainer.
Fast forward several years, I too find myself pregnant! So this is where both my yoga and pregnancy journey meet. This is hugely exciting and I’m keen to put everything I teach into practise – I’m already feeling calm and confident in this pregnancy!
Of course, I don’t only practise yoga. I like to mix up my fitness routine and am an avid rock climber. You’ll also catch me in my local climbing gym scaling up walls. Yoga and climbing really complement one another. I will continue climbing until my bump gets in the way! To find out more about The Yoga Midwife – see my Midwife biography.
To find out more about my own experiences in pregnancy – read my blog post.