All posts tagged: yoga for moms

Top Three Mother’s Day Secrets

With Mother’s Day fast approaching (May 12, 2013), you may find yourself with the challenging task of figuring out what to get your mother this year.  You’ve smeared mushed food on her clothes, shared bodily fluids, kept her up all night and out all day and basically accepted the sacrifice of this woman’s independence since the moment of your conception as if it was a given.  And, really, now you have to figure out what to buy her that is at all meaningful in the face of this sacrifice?  Talk about pressure!  Well, in this short little blog, I will share five Mother’s Day secrets that are going to relieve the pressure and give you some fabulous ideas for how to really honor your mother. Mother’s Day Secret Number One: Your mother doesn’t need another______________________________ (fill in the blank with any store bought object). Seriously, no more mugs, lipsticks, t-shirts, necklaces, movie tickets, bracelets, t-shirts, stamps, kitchen supplies, notebooks, shoelaces, soaps, lotions or perfumes.  Just stop it with the “stuff” already!  Unless you are under …

Prenatal Yoga Classes in Pittsburgh

Matrika Prenatal Yoga and Exercise Follow this link to Sharon’s awesome Pittsburgh Yoga Doula website for all things delicious, expectant and new!   Group Class Schedule Wednesday at matrika (1406 S. Negley Avenue, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh 15217) 6:00-7:15 pm Saturday at matrika (1406 S. Negley Avenue, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh 15217) 9:45-11:00 am Tuition $18 for single drop-in class* $90 for 6-class package *First class is FREE when you buy a package the same day that you take your first class Payment Options Bring a personal check made out to SHARON RUDYK Use a Visa, Mastercard, Discover or any debit card Exact cash (no change is available) Matrika Prenatal Yoga and Exercise classes aren’t just regular classes modified for pregnancy!  Sharon has developed a unique system that prepares mothers in mind, body and spirit with the strength, courage and endurance necessary to enjoy a beautiful pregnancy, powerful labor and birth and mothering a newborn.  No experience with yoga or meditation is required, but Sharon suggests that you discuss with your  care provider and get their support …

Have a Cuppa for Holiday Tension

Many of my yoga students confide in me that they “can’t meditate.”  In most cases, this is based on a misunderstanding of what meditation is.  In many cases, I inform my students that, in fact, they have been meditating with me for years in our practices together!  Here is a meditation in the form of a tea drinking ritual that everyone can enjoy and an added breathing exercise with aromatherpy for even more emotional balance. Making an excellent cup of tea takes time.  Use this time to focus on what you are doing.  This ritual starts with the selection of your tea making equipment and mug.  If at all possible, boil fresh water in a kettle on the stove or an electric kettle.  If you must use a microwave, then you must, but for this ritual, it would be most effective if you boiled the water using heat generated from electricity or natural gas so that you can listen to the sound of the water bubbling and boiling.  The type of tea that we will …

Yoga for Moms

Me & You Yoga (starts 12/10) Mondays from 9:30-10:30 am Join Sharon and Lady J for an awesome hour of yoga for moms and babies, toddlers and preschool age children. The emphasis here is on yoga for moms that incorporates little ones so that they share in the practice, witness mom taking care of her mind, body and spirit and learn some yoga tricks of their own. Babies love spending time with a calm and happy mom. Make this a shared weekly ritual of joy and light! Mom and Baby Yoga (starts 12/8) Saturdays from 11:15-12:00 pm This class is for mom and babies who are not yet walking to share together. Our practice begins with sounding OM to create a vibration of peace. Then, we do some gentle yoga that is postpartum appropriate to ease tension in the head, neck, shoulders and back. Babies enjoy a few yoga poses, songs and activities just for them! Classes end with some more yoga for mom and a deep relaxation. We have a NEW Little Om Toddler …

Yoga at Home for $2 a Month

There are a LOT of great reasons to practice yoga at home on your own: 1-You have work and/or family responsibilities that make it impossible to consistently get to a yoga class.  This may be especially true for new parents who are juggling jobs, childcare and EVERYTHING! 2-You travel often and wish you had a practice you could take with you on the road 3-It’s a great way to advance your practice and always do the poses and exercises that best support you in how you feel (if you’re calling the shots, then you don’t have to do any handstands if you don’t want to!). 4-If you are not feeling well, are injured or need a modified practice for any reason, you can learn how to do a practice that will help you feel better 5-You want to make yoga a part of everyday—a real part of your life and not just a class or workshop that you take every once in a while. Many of my students ask me how to start a home …