My new book Postnatal Pilates comes out today! And it's #1bestseller in Family and Lifestyle Physiotherapy on Amazon!! Whoop! It's your guide for trying to make yourself feel better, stronger, more supported in your motherhood graft: being a mum is physically hard work, we need to be strong for all the lifting, pushing, carrying, … Continue reading Postnatal Pilates – my new book is out now!
I was asked to answer a few questions for a blog, and I thought I'd share it here for you guys – I'd love to hear your thoughts, we're all in it together mamas. Can you tell us a bit about how you came to writing The Supermum Myth? It's a bit of a long … Continue reading The Pressures of Modern Motherhood – why good enough is good enough
If you feel physically weak after having babies it can have a domino effect on your emotional energy, feelings of competence, self-confidence, your sense of identity. This can spiral negatively, leading to self-doubt and self-criticism, which impacts on your health and happiness. Taking ownership of your postnatal physical recovery creates positive momentum, which can influence all … Continue reading Your postnatal strength is so important for your mental health
Pregnancy isn't an illness: it’s a natural, normal and healthy state – even if that first-trimester permanently hungover feeling makes you feel otherwise. If you’re used to exercising it can be a scary time, not quite knowing what level is now right for your body – your exercise priorities have to change, from pushing to … Continue reading Pilates for Body–Mind in Pregnancy
Hello, my name is Anya. Lovely to have you here. I help women who are experiencing challenges in their postnatal recovery to strengthen their pelvic floor, restore their core and rebuild their vitality, in body AND mind. It breaks my heart that too many women put up with postnatal physical discomfort and dysfunction, critical inner … Continue reading Be the mum you want to be
The pelvic floor – it's the seat of our power, the fulcrum of our energy balance, the gatekeeper to our pelvic organs, the key to your sexual pleasure...it is literally your sexiest set of muscles...so why do we find pelvic floors so utterly boring?? The pelvic floor needs a PR facelift. Pelvic floor exercise has … Continue reading Pelvic floor meditation
There's a general misconception about the "postnatal period" – differing opinions that it lasts from around 6 weeks...some say 9 months, others a year. Well, I say, if you've ever been pregnant and given birth, you are postnatal forever. Pregnancy and birth have profound effects on our systems, on our emotions and bodymind. And there … Continue reading Once postnatal, always postnatal