YogaBellies: Yoga and Women’s Health through Menstruation, Pregnancy and Menopause

5 Ways You Can Meditate With Your Baby with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl MacDonald

An episode of YogaBellies: Yoga and Women’s Health through Menstruation, Pregnancy and Menopause

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By Cheryl MacDonald
YogaBellies is a global women's yoga collective founded by yoga elder, Cheryl MacDonald.

The podcast covers all things yoga; women's health; pregnancy and childbirth; PMS: Menopause and Sexual Wellness and all aspects of women’s well-being in work and play.

Serial entrepreneur Cheryl MacDonald also hosts episodes on starting your own business and becoming a successful mumpreneur.

Find out more about yogabellies at www.yogabellies.com or @yogabellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
YogaBellies products, books and DVDs are available from amazon worldwide.
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Your Guide to Getting Started with Yoga with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl MacDonald
 Your Guide to Getting Started with Yoga with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl MacDonald. Cheryl takes you through her top tips for getting started with a regular yoga practice; her top yoga newbie tips to avoid and also how to set up a yoga space at home.  Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
17:15
August 18, 2019
Birth ROCKS Self-hypnosis for Post Natal Depression
Safety Notice – Important Information Our recordings are designed to help you positively benefit from the natural and open-minded state of hypnosis. Although hypnotherapy is known to be a highly effective and consistent therapy, the contents of our recordings should always be regarded as being COMPLEMENTARY. Our recordings should NOT and do NOT replace conventional medical treatment. If you are using medication, then DO NOT alter the medication in any way, unless instructed to do so by your medical professional. Where physical illness or symptoms are concerned, you MUST always consult with a practitioner of conventional medicine, before listening to our recordings. If you are in any doubt over a physical or emotional problem, then you should always seek advice from a doctor, or an appropriate medical professional. DO NOT listen to any of our recordings if you suffer from epilepsy or a serious psychiatric condition, such as schizophrenia.    Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
10:31
August 12, 2019
Why Your Kids Need Yoga in their Lives
Why Your Kids Need Yoga in their Lives and the huge benefits of a yoga practice for all the family.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii 
10:22
August 4, 2019
Why You Need Yoga for Self-Care
Yoga as Self-Care. Cheryl discusses what self care really is, why we all need it in our lives and why yoga is such an integral part of that.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
14:49
July 25, 2019
Why Vaginas Need Yoga Too - Cheryl talks Jade Eggs and Yoni Yoga
Why Our Vaginas Need Yoga Too. YogaBellies founder Cheryl discusses the concept of yoni yoga and using a jade egg to improve overall wellbeing. Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
15:28
July 24, 2019
5 Top Tips for Keeping Up Your Yoga Practice on Holiday with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl
 5 Top Tips for Keeping Up Your Yoga Practice on Holiday  Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
07:38
July 14, 2019
Savasana Modifications for Pregnancy with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl
Savasana Modifications for Pregnancy with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl. Cheryl takes you through some quick tips for modifying corpse pose for relaxation during pregnancy. Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
07:30
July 7, 2019
Why Yoga Is Brilliant for Weight Loss with Cheryl
Why Yoga Is Brilliant for Weight Loss Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
10:04
June 30, 2019
Miscarriage and Acceptance with YogaBellies founder Cheryl
Miscarriage and Acceptance with YogaBellies founder Cheryl. Cheryl talks through her own personal experience of miscarriage, allowing yourself to recover emotionally and physically and finding acceptance. Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
11:20
June 23, 2019
Making Use of Sound During Childbirth, with YogaBellies founder Cheryl MacDonald
Yogic Sounding During Childbirth with Cheryl, YogaBellies founder. Cheryl takes you through some simple tips on making use of sound while birthing to relax and increase comfort. Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
08:27
June 16, 2019
Yogic Breathing After Childbirth: Post-Natal Pranayama with YogaBellies
Yogic Breathing After Childbirth: Post-Natal Pranayama with YogaBellies. YogaBellies founder takes you through the 2 basic YogaBellies post-partum pranayama (breathing) techniques that we use on class to help rebuild the BAP's (Back, Abs and Pelvic Floor.) Talking through the benefits and 'how to' practice the YogaBellies BAP's breath and also Alternate Nostril Breathing or Nadi Shodana.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
19:03
June 8, 2019
What is ‘Baby Yoga’ and How Does It Benefit My Baby?
YogaBellies founder Cheryl talks through What is ‘Baby Yoga’ and How Does It Benefit My Baby?   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
11:52
June 2, 2019
YogaBellies Chakra Balancing Meditation
Balance Your Chakras with YogaBellies. Safety Notice – Important Information Our recordings are designed to help you positively benefit from the natural and open-minded state of hypnosis. Although hypnotherapy is known to be a highly effective and consistent therapy, the contents of our recordings should always be regarded as being COMPLEMENTARY. Our recordings should NOT and do NOT replace conventional medical treatment. If you are using medication, then DO NOT alter the medication in any way, unless instructed to do so by your medical professional. Where physical illness or symptoms are concerned, you MUST always consult with a practitioner of conventional medicine, before listening to our recordings. If you are in any doubt over a physical or emotional problem, then you should always seek advice from a doctor, or an appropriate medical professional. DO NOT listen to any of our recordings if you suffer from epilepsy or a serious psychiatric condition, such as schizophrenia.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
17:17
May 26, 2019
Is It Normal? 10 Post-Natal Conditions Nobody Talks About with YogaBellies founder Cheryl MacDonald
Is It Normal? 10 Post-Natal Conditions Nobody Talks About with YogaBellies founder Cheryl MacDonald. Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage (from pregnancy, post-natal to post menopausal,) across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
11:52
May 19, 2019
YogaBellies Full Moon Meditation
A beautiful full moon meditation from YogaBellies  Safety Notice – Important Information Our recordings are designed to help you positively benefit from the natural and open-minded state of hypnosis. Although hypnotherapy is known to be a highly effective and consistent therapy, the contents of our recordings should always be regarded as being COMPLEMENTARY. Our recordings should NOT and do NOT replace conventional medical treatment. If you are using medication, then DO NOT alter the medication in any way, unless instructed to do so by your medical professional. Where physical illness or symptoms are concerned, you MUST always consult with a practitioner of conventional medicine, before listening to our recordings. If you are in any doubt over a physical or emotional problem, then you should always seek advice from a doctor, or an appropriate medical professional. DO NOT listen to any of our recordings if you suffer from epilepsy or a serious psychiatric condition, such as schizophrenia. Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
14:01
May 18, 2019
YogaBellies Beginners Guide to Yoga Breathing (Pranayama) with Cheryl MacDonald
What is pranayama? Cheryl introduces us to breath awareness and abdominal yogic breathing.  Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage (from pregnancy, post-natal to post menopausal,) across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBelliesTV YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. You can also download the YogaBellies app on the Apple App Store. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
12:10
May 12, 2019
5 Ways You Can Meditate With Your Baby with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl MacDonald
5 Ways You Can Meditate With Your Baby with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl MacDonald   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
12:36
May 1, 2019
10 Tips for Practising Mindfulness On the Go (for commuting and the school run) with Cheryl MacDonald
10  Tips for Practising Mindfulness On the Go (Driving and Commuting) with Cheryl MacDonald. We often struggle to find the time (or patience) to practice mindfulness with everything else that life throws at us. This quick podcast with YogaBellies founder Cheryl will provide with some valuable tips to incorporate mindfulness into your daily commute or school run.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
08:47
April 23, 2019
How to Have A Natural Cesearean Birth with Cheryl MacDonald
Birth ROCKS Author and founder of YogaBellies, Cheryl MacDonald talks you through the pros and cons of having a c-section. She offers questions to ask if you're c-section has been recommended by a health care provider and also how to make a c-section birth as natural and as positive a birthing experience as possible. Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
12:56
April 21, 2019
What is Yoni (Vaginal) Steaming and Why the Hell Should I Do It? YogaBellies founder Cheryl talks you through it
In cultures worldwide and throughout history, yoni steaming has remained a well-respected ritual for supporting all aspects of women’s general health and wellness—not just related to vaginal or womb health. Purported benefits range from the physical to the emotional and even the spiritual. Yoni steaming is an ancient and established remedy that has crossed borders and timelines and, frankly, it frickin’ rocks. Why the hell should I steam my vagina? This practice can help treat painful periods, dysmenorrhea, irregular menses, yeast infections, UTIs, perineal or vaginal tears, fibroids; it can enhance fertility and can improve ovarian or vaginal cysts, scarring from C-sections, or even hemorrhoids. It can also assist in easing pain from painful intercourse, vaginal dryness caused by menopause or contraception, and much, much more. For me, it helped regulate irregular menses, heavy bleeding, and cramps that I suffered from after several miscarriages. 1. What is Yoni Steaming? 2. How To Do It 3. When To Do It and Precautions   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
18:15
April 20, 2019
Identifying Post-Natal Depression and Baby Bonding, with YogaBellies founder Cheryl MacDonald
How Baby Bonding Can Help Ease Post-Natal Depression with YogaBellies Founder, Cheryl MacDonald. Cheryl takes you through the importance of baby bonding from birth and provides some tips to get started. She outlines some possible signs of PND (post-natal depression) and some ideas for kick-starting your path to recovery.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
12:51
April 17, 2019
Tips for Staying Safe When Practising Yoga During Pregnancy
YogaBellies founder Cheryl takes you through her pregnancy yoga health check list to make sure it’s safe for you to start practising yoga. She shares her top tips for safety when practising yoga while pregnant.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
16:32
April 13, 2019
YogaBellies For Pelvic Girdle Pain: Cheryl shares her tips for minimising pain
YogaBellies For Pelvic Girdle Pain: Cheryl shares her tips for minimising pain. Includes identifying PGP, bringing awareness to the body; walking techniques with PGP; tips to do now; things to avoid.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
15:17
April 13, 2019
How did YogaBellies begin? Founder Cheryl MacDonald explains why it's so much more than a yoga class
How did YogaBellies begin? Founder Cheryl MacDonald talks through the humble beginnings and why it's so much more than a yoga class... "I wanted a yoga class that wasn’t silent or intimidating. I wanted to learn how to practice safely during my period, during pregnancy, with my baby. I wanted to op all of this and relax at the end of my working day!  I wanted to meet like-minded women going through the same things as me – easy going women, who liked a laugh, aren’t holier than though, are trying to juggle all that life throws at them, but still retain their sanity and find a little bit of time to look after themselves. I wanted to be motivated to MOVE, to eat right, to get some sleep, to socialize, to look after my family, see my friends and show myself a little bit of love." If you want to know more about becoming a YogaBellies franchisee, you may be interested in this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yogabellies/episodes/Thinking-about-becoming-a-YogaBellies-franchisee--Founder-Cheryl-MacDonald-talks-you-through-it-e3ngbn Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
07:39
April 12, 2019
Thinking about becoming a YogaBellies franchisee? Founder Cheryl MacDonald talks you through it
The purpose and the reason why YogaBellies exists – is to allow women to feel better! About themselves, about their body and work- life balance. We support women to live their best lives by teaching yoga practices in a way that’s accessible to everyone. Im talking about yoga life skills you can use every day to relax, to stay calm, to feel physically and mentally better all round. To be a better person! Being part of YogaBellies means that your connected with an amazing global network of like-minded women, who want to support you and won’t judge you – because they’re right where you are too. Its about waking up to the value of women supporting women, bringing back sisterhood as something that is absolutely essential for our wellbeing.  These are all of the things that are the foundation of yogabellies, so when I say that its so much more than a yoga class, I really mean that!! Its what yogabellies brought to my life and brings to the lives of thousands of women now across the world every single day.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
19:41
April 12, 2019
Is the push towards natural birth just as bad as pushing intervention? Cheryl talks about Why One Size Doesn't Fit All In Childbirth
 Over the centuries, birth has grown to become the most dreaded event in a women’s life. In today’s media, frequent images of pain, blood and screaming are being seen as the standard of childbirth today. Programmes such as One born every minute perpetuate this image of birth, traumatising us further by making it appear to be the real life insight into birth.  The majority of women have come to expect massive trauma while giving birth. This has pushed many of us towards taking advantage of the medical world’s range of interventions now available: Choosing from a veritable buffet of drugs or opting to miss out on vaginal birth altogether and electing to have baby birthed through Caesarean section. In more recent years however, we have begun to see a resurgence of women seeking to find out more about birthing naturally across the Western World. Women everywhere, are attempting to reclaim their birth right: To birth without intervention, without drugs and often birthing out-with the hospital environment or even in water. As pregnant women, we are seeing natural, alternative or holistic birthing options becoming more mainstream and more widely available to us. Different mediums allow us to educate ourselves on the non-medical aspects of birthing, through the internet, books, TV and film. More and more of us are aware of the work of doulas (birth companions), many training formally to become birth companions and even assisting other women in this way. This inspiring push towards reclaiming birth is finally, allowing us to have real options and to make decisions about our own experience of birth, out with the generally accepted model of hospital birth. This is all fantastic news, but has it gone too far, pushing women towards feeling inadequate if they don’t choose to birth naturally? Find out more about the Birth ROCKS method at www.birthrocks.co.uk   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
11:20
April 9, 2019
YogaBellies for Pregnancy Baby Bonding Meditation
YogaBellies founder Cheryl MacDonald takes you through a short pregnancy baby bonding meditation• Why should I meditate during pregnancy? • Your YogaBellies for Pregnancy Meditation • PLEASE DO NOT PRACTICE WHILE DRIVING OR OPERATING MACHINERY   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
12:55
April 6, 2019
Am I Ready to Practice Yoga After Giving Birth?
YogaBellies founder Cheryl looks at the important signs you should be aware of before beginning a post natal yoga practice. She discusses gently bringing movement back into your life and working with the unique YogaBellies BAPs method, strengthening Back, Abs and Pelvic Floor, for post natal mum. Cheryl also advises on what to look for in a post natal yoga teacher and why.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
15:09
April 5, 2019
Walking Meditation for Busy Women with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl MacDonald
YogaBellies founder Cheryl MacDonald, takes you through an introduction to Walking Meditation. The ideal solution for women on the go, this podcast takes you through the basics of this active mediation.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
11:49
April 3, 2019
Top 10 mistakes to avoid when starting your own business with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl MacDonald
YogaBellies founder, multiple business award winner and serial entrepreneur, Cheryl MacDonald, shares her top 10 mistakes to avoid for women who want to start their own business.    Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
19:45
April 3, 2019
How My Yoga Practice Helped Me Cope with Extreme Sickness During Pregnancy with YogaBellies founder Cheryl
Real-life pregnancy can come as a bit of a shock, even if the pregnancy has been planned. I know, having wanted a baby for years and having worked with women who had beautiful pregnancies and births, I was quite taken aback by the often nauseating realities of pregnancy. I had envisioned myself floating around in white yoga clothing, cradling my growing bump, looking serene and bonding with my baby in utero, as I had often heard from other mothers. I did not see myself with my head in a bucket every day, carrying a quicky sick bag everywhere for the majority of my pregnancy, which turned out to be the reality of the situation.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
13:02
March 29, 2019
Why Yoga Makes Mummies Happy with YogaBellies founder Cheryl: The role of Yoga in creating the love hormone ‘Oxytocin’
Why Yoga Makes Mummies Happy with YogaBellies founder Cheryl: The role of Yoga in creating the love hormone ‘Oxytocin’ The fact is that yoga actually makes you happier. The ‘love hormone’ Oxytocin helps you to relax and reduces blood pressure and cortisol levels. Yoga is now well recognised as one of the ways to encourage the body to release this amazing hormone and built in anti-stress mechanism.   When the various limbs of yoga are practised, oxytocin is released.  Deep breathing warms the body, and warmth is one of the key elements that allow us to release Oxytocin. By taking the body through the practice of yoga asana (postures) we warm the muscles and joints, make the physical body more comfortable and relaxed. By then continuing the practice with savasana (deep relaxation) and meditation, we encourage the production of oxytocin even further.    Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
14:25
March 29, 2019
How to Enhance Your Yoga Practice with Aromatherapy with YogaBellies founder Cheryl
Enhancing Your Yoga Practice with Aromatherapy: YogaBellies founder Cheryl explains why YogaBellies Luna and CorePlay classes combine the therapies, to enhance the therapeutic effects Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
10:41
March 29, 2019
Why You Need Yoga During Menopause with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl MacDonald
Why You Need Yoga During Menopause: YogaBellies founder Cheryl takes you through 5 important reasons why yoga is fantastic for all aspects of menopause.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
11:32
March 29, 2019
Why You Need to Be Practising Yoga with Your Baby with YogaBellies founder, Cheryl MacDonald
Why You Need to Be Practising Yoga with Your Baby: YogaBellies founder Cheryl discusses the benefits of YogaBellies for Mum & Baby.   Cheryl MacDonald (a.k.a. Chhaya or the pink yoginii,) is the founder of women’s yoga collective YogaBellies with over 100 teachers teaching the YogaBellies style for women at every life stage, across the globe. She is the creator of the Birth ROCKS natural birth preparation method, a women’s sexual wellness expert and author of Birth ROCKS, The Yoga for Life Journal and YogaBellies for Pregnancy. She is mother of one lovely 9 year old boy and currently lives with her husband in Singapore, loving yoga, all things woman and life in general.  Follow YogaBellies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the YogaBellies YouTube channel for free informational videos and yoga practices and routines. Follow Cheryl on Instagram @pinkyoginii
11:33
March 29, 2019
Welcome to the YogaBellies Podcast!
A short introduction to YogaBellies and the YogaBellies podcast from founder, Cheryl MacDonald     What is YogaBellies? YogaBellies offer yoga classes and ethical products for women at every stage of their lives, including pregnancy and post-partum with baby. Our yoga is not just for pregnant ladies, it’s for all women and we have clients as young as 14 and old as 100! We offer yoga for women from menstruation to post menopausal. What Do We Offer? Time and time again when we speak to YogaBellies clients, we discover that we all pretty much want the same things from our lives: • We’re trying to juggle their work and/or family with some alone time; • We’re trying to stay fit and try to maintain some kind of exercise routine; • We’re trying to eat healthily; • We want to find time for some self-care; • We want to maintain a healthy weight and tone up; • Love ourselves and our bodies just the way we are! • We want to make time for friends and meet new likeminded people; And the thing we all definitely have in common? We’re all struggling to figure out how the hell we’re supposed to find the time or energy to do it all!  What are YogaBellies classes like? YogaBellies® offer classes and services which are ethical, inclusive and something special: YogaBellies is an accessible luxury for all women . Our yoga sessions incorporate traditional yogic and holistic techniques, with a modern twist. Our classes are not intimidating and no matter your age, shape, size or level of practice, you will always be welcome.  Our classes incorporate traditional yoga asanas (postures); self-hypnosis and deep relaxation; unique YogaBellies touch therapies and often beautiful songs and games, if baby comes too. We believe in fully embracing our children and family into our lives and our yoga practice. We're not just about pulling some shapes on a yoga mat, we help you incorporate yoga into every aspect of your daily life. What are YogaBellies Teachers like? YogaBellies teachers love and live their work. They will be able to tailor a complete holistic programme for your specific needs and we know and care for all of our clients personally. When you come to YogaBellies, you become part of a beautiful community of women supporting women, across the globe. www.yogabellies.co.uk  You can check out all of our ethical yoga and baby products at  www.yogabelliesshop.co.uk Catch us on Social Media! Follow YogaBellies on Twitter  www.twitter.com/yogabellies  Follow Cheryl on Instagram at  www.instagram.com/pinkyoginii Follow YogaBellies on Facebook www.facebook.com/YogaBellies/
03:30
March 29, 2019
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