Posture Focus: Picking up your kids

ย  ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ That's how many times we guess you're probably picking up a kid (or two..or kid + something else heavy!) โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Keep your back in check with these modifications! (Not to mention, this really helps you get the disappearing mom butt back!) โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Here are some things to look out for: โŒ ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€ ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ + ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ + ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ- this creates the rounded back curve you see in ...

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Posture Focus: Holding Your Kids (Side Carry)

ย  You know you'll be holding your kids a TON these next few days with school on break. So here's the side carry version of how to hold your kids well! (This applies for pregnancy too!) โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Things to look out for: โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โŒ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ - this causes so many issues, from putting too much weight on your outer hip to disengaging your core and throwing off your pelvis...which ...

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Posture Focus: Holding Your Kids (Front Carry)

ย  You likely hold your kids for HOURS on end (and while doing a million other things) so why not make it a part of your recovery routine? โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € This is a front-carry hold (side carry is here!). โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Things to look out for: ย  โŒ Carrying the kid too low on your hips and sinking into your low back to let it do the work (ouch!) โŒ Jutting your hips forward and tucking your butt โŒ Rounding your ...

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Posture Focus: Stroller Walks

ย  How do you feel after you push your stroller? Relaxed and loose or more tense than when you started? If you're more tense, check out these tweaks. (If you're running with your stroller this is even more crucial!)โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Pic 1: What to look out for: โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The "go-go-go" - leaning forward and jutting your chin out. Reaching your chin forward makes you crane your neck back to lift your eyes to see in ...

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Nature’s Flu Shot

ย  Helloooo cold & flu season. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € I've seen this "Nature's Flu Shot" recipe floating all over the internet for years but never tried it. After my 2-year old was sick last week & I started getting a tickle in my throat, I knew it was TIME. So I veganized it! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Putting all the ingredients in I wondered how this is all going to taste...and make me smell. But let me tell you, it ...

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28-minute HIIT Elliptical Workout

ย  If you've got 28 minutes, you have time to make your tush burn! A combination of high intensity "sprints" and reverse pedaling, this workout will give you a big bang for your time buck. Your butt will thank you later. A few notes: go as fast as you can on the 30 second sprints, AND when going in reverse. Press through your heels to make sure you're engaging your glutes. Don't feel it ...

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Fun Ways to Get Really Grounded During Pregnancy

ย  Fun Ways to Get Grounded During Pregnancy There's nothing like pregnancy brain to keep you feeling flighty and 'in your head'. There are super simple ways you can keep yourself grounded when you feel anxious or out of your body. When you're feeling really anxious or jittery, try a few of these grounding practices: 1) Stomp! The legs during pregnancy can feel heavy, swollen and tired. When you wake up in the morning, stomp ...

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Postpartum repair is not just about your core and pelvic floor

ย  It can be really easy to think that we just have to 'do kegels' and 'do more core work' to fully recover from having a baby. But hold up! Our muscles do not work in isolation, so it makes sense that we have to look at the whole-body system when we're coming back from an injury (like childbirth!). Let's look at the mechanics of all the muscles that go into postpartum ...

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Prenatal Yoga Practice: Anxiety Clearing & Pubic Pain Relieving (39 min)

ย  This prenatal and postpartum yoga practice can help clear any jitters and anxious energy in your body, and also helps you keep moving if you're dealing with pubic symphysis pain. Key takeaway: Your yoga practice can meet you where you are and create a little shift that lightens the load. Try it now (it's 39 minutes!). ย  ย  ย 

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Are you getting the pre-baby jitters?

ย  I, Nicole, was pregnant with my first baby at a time in my life that felt very exciting. Newly married, promoted at my job, adopted a new puppy AND moved to a house in the suburbs with a big sparkly kitchen (Oh, how I love to cook). I was so excited to become a mother, but this whole birth thing perplexed me. How exactly was this going to happen? What was ...

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