Laughing and Lactating

Laughing and Lactating

True story: I recently saw a mama leak milk while laughing. There weren’t any babies around at the time, so that wasn’t the cause of her leak. In fact, we were laughing just for the sake of laughing when the lactating started. Has this happened to you? In this case, there were about 20 of us women circled up, all part of the Blooma Advanced Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. As part of a teaching exercise, we were practicing laughter yoga, with each woman taking a turn laughing intentionally. In other words, our laughter wasn’t fake, just not spontaneous. But as our laughs made their way … [Read more...]

And the Winner is…

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Congratulations to Lynsee Miller, who won this week's giveaway: the Be Blooma Well Prenatal Yoga DVD. To stay fit during pregnancy and birth, Lynsee says she walks her dog daily, does some yoga at home with a video, and attends prenatal yoga (full disclosure: she comes to my class at Full Bloom Pregnancy & Early Parenting Center :-) ). About practicing prenatal yoga, she says: I notice more strength and confidence in my body and what I am capable of accomplishing with it! The breathing techniques that I have learned have been so helpful in many other aspects of my life as … [Read more...]

Prenatal Yoga DVD Giveaway!

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While pregnant with my two daughters, I attended dozens of prenatal yoga classes with the fabulous Sarah Longacre, yogini-in-chief at Blooma, a prenatal & postnatal yoga studio in Minneapolis. I don't know how many classes it was exactly, but between the two pregnancies, well over 100 for sure. I loved Sarah's classes so much that after my first birth, I helped her birth her own studio. And after the studio opened, she helped me become a prenatal yoga teacher. Then while I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, Sarah decided she'd like to create a prenatal yoga DVD (and you can win a … [Read more...]