There is no doubt that you have heard or been told about the amazing benefits of Yoga during your pregnancy, and perhaps you are interested to know more or even try a class. Here we have everything you need to know, throughout every stage of your pregnancy.
Disclaimer: Always seek out a trained prenatal Yoga teacher for your practice and attend specialist classes rather than open classes. Not all Yoga teachers are trained in prenatal Yoga.
Your First Trimester
Your first trimester can be a difficult time, experiencing many different symptoms and changes with your body can be a challenge. During this time you are probably looking at developing some new healthy habits to help support your body and your lovely new little life that is growing inside of you. The first trimester is an incredibly important phase for the development of your child, we want to focus on creating the perfect environment for your new life. You should not practice the physical aspects (asana) of Yoga during this period of your pregnancy. Use this time to focus on Pranayama (breathing) practices, along with relaxation practices such as Yoga Nidra and Meditation. Your key focus should be to reduce stress to create the best environment for your baby.