Fun Ways to Get Really Grounded During Pregnancy

  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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How-to Video: How to do a proper kegel (with model visuals!)

  This might be one of the most important videos you watch today. We'll take you through how to do a kegel correctly (with a visual model so you can SEE what should be happening), and then guide you through the exercises. Did you know there are actually THREE parts to doing a kegel? 1 - the RELEASE of the pelvic floor on the inhale 2 - the SQUEEZE of the external pelvic floor muscles ...

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How to find your Pelvic Floor + bracing vs. releasing the Pelvic Floor

  Now that you know why the pelvic floor is so useful (!), let's work on finding the pelvic floor and learning how to tell if you're releasing (good) or bearing down (not good).   An analogy: The Pelvic Floor as a House Imagine the pelvic floor as a house. The ground floor is where the pelvic floor lives when it’s relaxed and neutral. When you inhale, the pelvic floor drops into the basement. ...

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The Pelvic Floor: The “super-hero” for full recovery

  We always start our postpartum clients with pelvic floor work. Why? Because just like a house without a solid foundation, a body without perfectly functioning pelvic muscles has to work on unstable ground. The pelvic floor is essentially the "guide" for the rest of your body.   The pelvic floor muscles are integral to how your hip bones align. How your hip bones align sets the stage for your alignment above and below the pelvis ...

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10 Keys to Getting Started With–And Sustaining–A Home Yoga Practice

  A home yoga practice is KEY for keeping you moving through pregnancy and postpartum because really...who can make it to class every single day? And what if you could just practice for 10 minutes, and be done?! Here are some of our best tips to make sure you make it onto your mat (or without your mat!) 1. Let go of class format/length Consider any amount of time you spend quieting yourself and ...

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How to Know You’re Doing Core Work Correctly (and Incorrectly!)

  ‘Gah, I’ve been doing core work wrong my ENTIRE life’ ‘I’m feeling muscles I didn’t even know were there!!’ ‘I’m sweating my a$$ off moving my hands 3 inches forward and back. WTH!’ I’ve taught hundreds of students and clients over the last 15 years. And you know what? I would guesstimate about 95% of them have said one of these things after putting them through a core workout.  (A workout that does ...

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Redefining Your Postpartum Journey: The 4 Keys to Pelvic Floor and Core Restoration (Part 6 of 6)

Learn the 4 keys of pelvic floor and core work: 1 - Alignment - your posture! The alignment of your ribs over your hips is super important as you start to activate your core and pelvic floor. Your muscles depend on your bones being in the right alignment to be able to connect (and contract!) well. If you're out of alignment, your muscles have to work twice as hard to get into ...

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It’s a Passion Planner Giveaway!!

We are super passionate about Passion Planners and they are HERE! ⁣ ⁣ We both use them to keep track of our entire lives (seriously, our ENTIRE lives) and to say we are obsessed is an understatement. What's more...we were selected to spread the love within our community and have 75 planners to GIVE AWAY to help you take action and create the motherhood you love. Are you in??⁣ ⁣ Apply now ...

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Have the confidence to go beyond hesitation

When we are unsure of how things are going to turn out, we hesitate. Hesitation can be the difference between deciding to run with your kids...or not, because you're afraid you'll pee. Or dancing at your cousin's wedding...or not, because you doubt you can really dance without pain. Or going to the beach with your family and feeling confident...or not, because your body still doesn't feel like your own after having ...

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