Postpartum Nutrition: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Times

Posted on May 23rd, 2020 by in podcast, womens wellbeing

In my new Cit, Chat & Chai Podcast I am joined for the first episode by expert Nutritionist Leanne Kifford to discuss the importance of postpartum nutrition. We explore postpartum wisdom from ancient traditional cultures and how they provide key insights into healing and wellbeing to support a new mother not just for early postpartum but in a way that will set her up for the rest of her life. Leanne offers practical and simple to apply tips for self care… continue reading »

A PODCAST EPISODE with Tammy on Yoga & Womb Wisdom

Posted on May 13th, 2020 by in womens wellbeing

  I was delighted to be invited to talk with a lovely yoga teacher friend of mine Rachel Perry for her Podcast show Elevated Elephant  We covered topics including: How Motherhood deepened our yoga practice How our Yoga practice has evolved and taken a more feminine form and approach How womb wisdom has unlocked intuition, empowered our autonomy and expanded our self confidence How womb wisdom attunes us to a flow-state of mind How womb wisdom facilitates our connection to others… continue reading »

My experience with a Doula

Posted on January 8th, 2020 by in womens wellbeing

A Doula serves and supports a woman in her journey to motherhood. They work with a woman and her family during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Often Doula’s within the UK have undergone a foundational level of Doula Specific Training. They are certified, insured and are often registered with the Doula UK, a national non-profit association body. The objective of Doula UK  is to offer women and their families a level of professionalism and quality assurance from the Doula community. Doulas are not necessarily medically trained. They do… continue reading »

Postpartum Tips & Tricks

Posted on January 4th, 2020 by in postnatal, pregnancy, womens wellbeing

‘Early Postpartum’ is generally considered to be the first 40 days after childbirth. It is a delicate and precious time of getting to know your new baby and your new body. Yet it can also be a confusing and overwhelming time.  Traditional Cultures around the world have long practiced and recommended that a new mother and baby stay home. Mexico, India, China, Iran, Morocco are just some of many of the countries that have their own postpartum traditions for rest and recovery, which… continue reading »

Birth Story with Sage -Home Birth Back-to-Back Natural Delivery

Posted on January 4th, 2020 by in pregnancy, womens wellbeing

Baby boy Sage Edward Lucas Mittell born at 18:06 on 18th Sep 2019 weighing 9lbs 3 Tues 17th Sep 2019 8:00pm I was 43 days pregnant and the tiredness, aches, twinges and emotions were building each moment of each day. I was watching an episode of Grand Designs when things started to happen. I didn’t think much of the fact that I found myself crying my eyes out because the builders on Grand Designs overcame some construction challenges and made a nice… continue reading »

20 things you didn’t know about Breastfeeding…

Posted on November 29th, 2019 by in womens wellbeing

  The benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby have long been established. But here are some other less well known amazing things that I’ve recently learned about breastfeeding…   During pregnancy the reason that your nipples get bigger and darker is so that the newborn, whose eyesight isn’t great, can find the boobs. Babies are born extremely near-sighted, which means they can only see things about 8 to 15 inches away, which equates nicely to the distance from a mother’s face… continue reading »

Birth Story with Milo- Hospital Birth- Natural Delivery

Posted on January 1st, 2019 by in pregnancy, womens wellbeing

So does the pregnancy yoga actually work when it comes to birthing your baby?! I would say a resounding yes! My online pregnancy yoga series have over 1 million views and I have been contacted by dozens of happy mothers reporting back with enjoyable pregnancies and positive birth stories, saying that they felt they have benefited from practising from my videos. “Hi Tammy! It felt like you were my companion of every morning at the end of my pregnancy, so I thought I’d share… continue reading »

Tone your Vagus!

Posted on December 13th, 2018 by in all-things-yoga blog

The vagus nerve is blowing my mind right now. Here are 10 amazing facts about this incredible nerve:   it’s the 10thcranial nerve. It passes through the abdomen, diaphragm, lungs, throat, inner ear, and facial muscles   it’s the primary communicator between the brain, heart and digestive organs   When stimulated, the vagus nerve inhibits the nervous systems’ stress response   Proper stimulation of the vagus nerve can improve depression and anxiety, relieve inflammation, improve sleep, reduce allergies, and reduces stress…. continue reading »

cork yoga mat

Posted on September 7th, 2018 by in all-things-yoga blog

adventures with a CorkSpace Yoga Mat   I’ve never been one of these yogi’s that cares much about my yoga mat.   I can honestly say that in all my years of yoga practice, I’ve never actually bothered to invest in buying my own yoga mat. That’s not just because I get them for free as a perk of the job. Sure, I’ve been gifted free luxury mats (she says smugly) to trial out but in all honestly, I’ve never… continue reading »

ayurveda- yoga’s sister science

Posted on July 11th, 2018 by in all-things-yoga blog, food and nutrition, yoga philosophy

You could argue that the 3 wonders of India are Yoga, Ayurveda and Tea. This blog is about an exploration into the combination of the three. On a recent yoga teacher training, at break-time we served our yoga trainees a new delicious tea by a company called TeaIndia. The tea tasted good but even more appealing was the underlying wisdom that went into the herbal combinations of the teas. Tea India have created teas that are designed to work with your unique constitution, energy… continue reading »