As a yoga teacher, it was almost a given that I would practice yoga while pregnant. I naively thought I would be able to continue my vinyasa flow style practice with modifications to accommodate my growing belly. HOWEVER, that was definitely not the case. I did practice throughout my pregnancy my practice was so different in each of the trimesters.
Poses where you can’t go wrong during all trimesters pregnancy:
While everyone is different, practicing yoga during pregnancy helped me stay somewhat energized, kept my weight in check (I gained about 30lbs – however my son arrived 3 weeks early so keep that in mind!) and really helped calm some of the anxiety that can come with pregnancy. You really can’t go wrong!
Note: Please consult your OB and/or midwife prior to starting any exercise routine (yoga included!)
If you want to learn more, I will be teaching a 5-week prenatal series at Liberty Life Yoga starting September 30th! For more info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org