Such an important topic and when you hear the statistics that Joyce shares in this interview its truly so strange that we don’t talk about it more. The Blues, Depression….. We need to talk about it …
CAST 082 Pelvic Alignment
In the first few minutes that I met Kamini, I realised that we speak the same language. Although she is a pregnancy yoga teacher and myself a pregnancy chiropractor, we have the same beliefs and philosophies on birth, the pelvis, sitting, opening. She is so refreshing and I am thrilled to share her wisdom on the cast.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Kamini Stam’s Bio:
Kamini has worked as a massage therapist since 1998 and started teaching Yoga in 2008. She has had the privilege to study with various renowned teachers around the globe. Each one of them helped her deepen her understanding of the human body, and clarifying the interaction between body and mind.
The body is really designed and meant to move
In 2010 she decided to specialize in Pregnancy Yoga. From 2011 she studied with Katy Bowman to learn more about how the body is really designed and meant to move. Kamini is passionate about alignment and intrigued about how physical alignment supports a positive mindset or ‘mental alignment’. During the course in Pregnancy Yoga and Alignment she will explain you how to adapt various yoga postures to the needs of your pregnant body, working on an optimal balance between flexibility and strength to prepare your body for birth. In her classes you will learn all about pelvic alignment, on how to get and keep your pelvic floor muscles toned ánd relaxed and why that is important. You will learn not just to squat, but hów to squat to prepare for birth and how to create the optimal birthing space in the (lower opening of the) pelvis.
“Our bodies are made to birth”
CAST 073 The Power of The Mind over The Body in Birth
Inbal shares so much knowledge this episode and drops bombs of gold on us throughout. She brings so much to the Amsterdam Birth community with her impressive experience and credentials list. It was a pleasure to have her on the show sharing her thoughts on how the mind plays a huge role on how we birth.
Enjoy the Episode.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Inbal Sigler’s Bio:
Inbal Sigler is a certified Hypnobirthing trainer, Doula, Chinese Medicine practitioner and a Yoga & Pilates teacher. Specializing in Pre & Post natal guidance and care, she has been supporting parents on their amazing journey of becoming a family, providing them with the knowledge and practicality needed for a smooth pregnancy and a powerful, transformative, healthy and intimate birth. Inbal the creator of the Isis Hypnobirhting method, which combines multiple teachings and practices and the founder of Isis Hypnobirthing and Yoga – The pregnancy and birth care centre in Amsterdam.
CAST 002 Blissing out with Yoga Nidra
In this second episode of Mum’s The Word, I have the pleasure of interviewing Birth Advocate Karen Brody and she shares her experience of discovering Yoga Nidra and how she has then been inspired to share it with other mums. She drops so many pearls of wisdom in this episode.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Karen Brody's Bio:
After years of severe anxiety, mother of two Karen Brody walked into a yoga studio and discovered yoga nidra, a sleep-based meditation technique. This led her to create Bold Tranquility, a yoga nidra meditation company for women. As founder of the company, Karen’s mission is to help busy women go from worn out to a well-rested woman using yoga nidra.
The power of yoga nidra meditation
Since establishing BoldTranquility.com, Karen has become an emerging voice and advocate in women’s health and wellness on the power of yoga nidra meditation and the importance of rest to support women’s health and power. She has created an extensive yoga nidra meditation system for women, available as an app or via the web, to help women relax, get some sleep, and start embracing the way of the well-rested woman. Karen also runs Well-Rested Woman yoga nidra retreats and programmes for women online and live and has also written the play Birth.
Quote from Anna Quindlen – New York Times
” CHUCK PERFECT. The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”