It’s a funny thing, every pregnancy I’ve had has been remarkably different from each other. While I was Kai at 25/26 years old, I was vibrant, full of energy, didn't show for awhile and hardly had aches or pains until the third trimester. I loved doing power yoga and was practicing right up til the week I went into labor. With Leo, I was way more mellow and often preferred hiking and walking. This pregnancy has been a whole new level. I was achy WAY sooner and the pains I experienced in my third trimester with Kai and Leo I experienced within the first few months. Now, in my third trimester, all I want to do is walk and stretch.
These prenatal yoga poses have been my favorite and are fine for ALL trimesters. I’ve found it helps to bring ease to your body and offers the space to connect with the little being inside of you. Savor it.
While flowing, remember to connect to your babe. Use both hands on your womb and repeat much you love, appreciate, and can't wait to meet him or her. Connect to their little spirit; maybe you feel the little kicks, hiccups, or movement. You can go through these poses once or several times, depending on how you're feeling and how much time you have.
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga:
Focus your breath and mind in preparation for birth
Work pelvic floor muscle
Strengthens your abdominal muscles essential for a strong growing belly and support for babe
Alleviates pressure off lower back (so necessary!)
Soothes your nervous system
Connects you to baby in a sacred space
Tips for an easy + comfortable prenatal flow:
Sign up for a class with other mamas-to-be and really get a sense of sisterhood and community
Enjoy a solo sesh in the comforts of your home -- create a welcoming space with candles, palo santo or sweet grass, aromatherapy, and comfortable clothes or maybe even no clothes
Block out all other distractions and take the time to connect with your body and with baby
Listen to your body -- if a pose is uncomfortable then don't do it
This is what has been working for me. If it works for you, amazing! I love sharing with my Philosophie tribe. If it doesn’t, that’s okay too! You can always enjoy a Philosophie superfood smoothie. I know we can all get behind that!
And for those who want to kick it up a notch...
For all the mamas out there, how did you get moving during pregnancy? Share with me on Facebook or in the comments below!
Just a touch of sweetness or maybe a lot of Cacao Magic, please! I love these Toast Tuesday creations and they’re my absolute favorite for a weekend brunch. Loaded with superfoods and Philosophie Cacao Magic and Green Dream, these beauties will awaken your soul and senses.
These toasts let you cheat dessert for breakfast and they go great with anything you’d find at a brunch party. Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend is the best way to satisfy a sweet tooth while still fueling your body with the whole ingredients it needs.
2 slices of gluten free bread
1 tsp Green Bee Honey
2 tbsp Nut Butter (we used Georgia Grinders)
½ tsp Cacao Bee Honey
½ cup crumbled Pop Chips Peanut Butter Nutter Puffs
1 tbsp shredded coconut
Toast two slices of gluten-free bread. Smear both with Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt. Drizzle some Green Bee Honey on one slice and finish with edible flowers or goji berries and a sprinkle of bee pollen on top. On the other slice, add the Nut Butter and Cacao Bee Honey, then top with Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend, crumbled Nutter puffs, a drizzle of Cacao Sarai’s Superfood Spread and shredded coconut. You’re ready for a toast party!
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Spice up your midday snack attack with this nourishing, high vibe DIY hummus bowl! It’s super simple and requires only a few ingredients. It uses our delicious Cacao Bee Honey for extra flavor and pairs perfectly with pita bread, chips, or veggies. I love whipping this up as an afternoon snack for the boys or I’ll make it when all my girlfriends come over for dinner.
1 can of garbanzo beans, drained
2 garlic cloves
⅓ cup tahini
⅓ cup water
1 teaspoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
Salt + pepper
1 teaspoon of hemp seeds
1 teaspoon of turmeric
Drizzle of Cacao Bee Honey
Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor + blend until smooth. Finish with hemp seeds, turmeric and Cacao Bee Honey. Trust us! Enjoy with pita bread, veggies, or your favorite wholesome crackers.
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A magical morning brought to you by this pink dreamy latte. We’re counting down the days until baby girl is here and having lots of Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend creations to commemorate her arrival.
This beautiful latte has a ton of superfoods and touch of cinnamon and rose petals for extra beautifying properties. It uses our entire Berry Bliss line for a good boost of Vitamin C.
1 cup coconut milk (or nut mylk of your choice)
1 tsp Berry Bee Honey
1 tbsp Coconut Bliss Coconut butter
1 scoop of Primal Kitchen Vanilla Collagen
1 tsp Sun Potion Tocos
¼ tsp cinnamon
Optional: dried rose petals
Blend all ingredients in the blender and warm up on the stove top. Sprinkle with dried rose petals to treat yourself to a majorly yummy, high vibe and anti-aging latte. We’re all about those beauty foods!
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As I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy, I have been preparing our home to welcome our newest Jaffe member. Spring cleaning has taken on a whole new meaning in our home as we make it baby ready. It also means I get to stock up on baby clothes, accessories, products and furniture. It’ve always wanted a baby girl and to raise one in an age where I can find products that truly align with my values is all the more special.
One brand I’ve been loving is Micuna. I’ve been blessed with finding the right furniture for our new home and this was the same for finding pieces for little babe. Micuna has the modern touch I adore and all their products are eco-friendly and completely safe for baby.
We got a BEAUTIFUL Harmony Crib that has a super clean, minimal touch. It truly aligns with everything I’m about at this point in my life. It felt like it belonged in her room. The fun part about this crib is that it transforms into a twin bed so she’ll grow with it.
I also have one of their Ovo High Chairs, which is so perfect. I can’t wait to use it. It looks so beautiful like a piece of art. This piece also transforms into a toddler chair! I love the versatility of these products.
As I’m prepping our home and buying all this baby girl will need, I’m taking the time to take extra care of myself, Endless naps, baths and family snuggles. Meditation and tea are nightly rituals, as is rubbing my belly with natural, organic belly creams and spending time with little angel. Much more of this is in my future and I’m so ready.
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How do you prep your home for a guest, pet or baby? Share your favorite brands with me on Instagram using #MyPhilosophie!
I’m in a spring green mood! Coming off a month of celebrating Mama Gaia, I want to take the time to celebrate myself and prepare for our newest little Jaffe member. This means many more evenings in a bath and all the face masks!
I encourage all of you to carve out a half hour or even just 10 minutes for a healing, soothing facial. This Green Dream Face Mask is so magically detoxifying, your skin will have an instant glow. Spirulina, the star ingredient in Green Dream, brightens skin, combats free radicals, and helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles! All you need are Philosophie superfoods and water.
Mix our Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend with water to create a thin paste and apply gently to your face so it can beautify your skin for 10-15 minutes. You can also scoop out a spoonful of our healing, superfood-infused honey, apply it to your face, and let sit for another 10 minutes before rinsing off.
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