At the end of 2016, in an attempt to find community and start dancing again, I took a 4-week long belly dance crash course. And I fell head over heels in love with it.
There was something about women gathering together to unapologetically shimmy their tummies and hips, areas many of us don't exactly love to flaunt, that just made my heart sing. This was body positivity at its finest.
The whole time I was taking classes, I kept thinking, "this would be such a great workout for pregnant women." So being the google nerd I am, I searched "pregnancy belly dance" and found some things that confirmed my original suspicions. Belly dance is, without question, one of the best forms of movement for pregnant ladies.
Not pregnant, no worries. It's still a great way for any and all women to get moving. I'll be doing a post about belly dance and fertility in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Hopefully, I can get my new instructor for an interview. She's amazing!Read More
When it comes to exercise and fertility, I always think of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Falling into either extreme, too much or too little, will keep us from creating healthy, happy, and fertile bodies. We need to find the amount that is just right. It's all about finding that sweet spot.
Nonstop, high intensity exercise puts loads of stress on the body. If we couple too much exercise with too little food, we are begging for trouble.
A stressed, overworked, and depleted body is not a healthy body, let alone a fertile body.
Being active is soooo important to our health and fertility, but too much is too much.Read More
I know nary a woman who didn't take ballet classes as a kid or desperately wish they had. Dancers just ooze sensuality, strength, confidence, and grace. Taking ballet can help bring those things out of anyone, no matter their age while also whipping the body into shape.Read More
If you're planning to get pregnant in the near future, you have probably googled fertility and nutrition quite a few times. It can be difficult to dig through all of the clutter online. Finding resources you can trust to give you the truth on women's health and fertility can be time-consuming and confusing. So I did some of the dirty work for you.
Below you will find links to my two favorite blogs for all things related to nutrition, women's health, and fertility. As a bonus, I have listed my top 5 favorite posts that will help you prepare for pregnancy. Happy reading!Read More
Determined to try all things Aerial, I took an aerial yoga class with one of my favorite sseals eras and my name twin about a month ago. It was the perfect combo of the calm meditative nature of yoga and the exhilarating fun of aerial silks and hoops. It was awesome. My only complaint is that I waited so long to try it.Read More