A Mindful Life

The beginning of July saw the start of a mindfulness course in yoga and meditation. Each week, the group were taken through various practices in mindful movement and meditation, to help them engage more fully with their day-to-day lives. It has been a wonderful process, full of many insights.
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Understanding our Babies

The baby yoga classes are a wonderful way to get to know our babies through the fun of song and rhyme, as well as share what we have discovered about their developments or to talk generally around feeding or sleep issues. This can be so beneficial as a parent, as often we receive conflicting advice from Health Visitors or books and magazines that we read. So to hear how another parent has managed a similar situation can help enormously.
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Skin-to-Skin Contact at Birth

A topic that comes up quite often in class is that of skin-to-skin contact. Women are often keen to learn more of the benefits. In addition, women who have had a previous birth experience and missed out, are very keen to have the opportunity for skin-to-skin.
The benefits, as stated by the World Health Organisation, immediately at birth are:
  • Reduces crying
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