Pregnancy

5 Tips for Staying Active During Pregnancy

Can I make a confession? I love inspiring women to stay active during pregnancy! >>Not only does staying active help you create a healthy lifestyle, but it also prepares you for birth and recovery postpartum.<< Now that I have been working with prenatal women for almost 20 years, I have a few tips that will set your movement practice up for…

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Pregnancy

If Your Pelvic Floor Needs Some TLC, Read This!

“Oh, no… Not another run where I peed my pants,” you think to yourself after you’ve been cleared by your OB/GYN to exercise. The truth is, you wear black leggings *just in case* you leak down there and you ignore it because your mom friends told you it was normal after having a baby. >>As women, it’s common to want your before…

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Pregnancy

Safe Movements in the First Weeks Postpartum

When you’re newly postpartum, you are told by your OB/GYN to hold off on exercise until you hit that 6-week mark. After working with thousands of moms and going through postpartum recovery three times myself, I soon realized that doing nothing in those first weeks postpartum could do more harm than good to your body. Now, I’m not saying to…

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Fitness

Do Yoga in the Most Beautiful Place on Earth—And Do Some Good While You’re At It

Jordan Ashley started the Souljourn Yoga Foundation because she  knew yoga and travel were a powerful combo. When Jordan Ashley was starting the nonprofit Souljourn Yoga Foundation, she  knew she wanted to use the powerful combo of yoga and travel to help girls around the world. In the 2 years since it launched, the nonprofit has organized yoga retreats […]