You know your life has changed forever, For in all the days and years to come, Distance will never be able to cut you off From the one you now carry For nine months under your heart.
Creating Your Nest All you need to get started with pregnancy yoga at home is space for your mat. You don’t even need to have a mat yet – just set aside the space and start planning what will go in to it. Ideally your nest needs to be somewhere you can go where you… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 1 – Creating Your Nest
Surya Namaskara or ‘Salute to the Sun’ is a common practice in many yoga classes. It is often used at the beginning of a class as a way to warm the whole body, but it can also be a whole practice in its own right. There are many different forms of surya namaskara and this… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 2 – Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
This is a centering practice that can be done at any time for just a few breaths, or for longer periods (e.g. lying down for relaxation). It’s a lovely way to connect with the babe within and remember you are pregnant during a busy working day. You can breathe love to your baby at any… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 3 – Breathing Love to Your Baby
The “Palm Tree” sequence is a lovely, easy stretch for your upper body. The idea is to lift your ribs up and away from your hips, thus creating a little extra space for your breath and for your baby. If you are suffering from heart-burn this may provide some relief and if you are working… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 4 – Palm Tree Sequence
This pair of poses can be enjoyed against a wall (or tree!) at any point during your day. In both poses the weight of your baby is leaned forward and away from your spine, so can help to relieve back ache and to allow your baby some wiggle room! Part 1: Wall Stretch Place the… Continue reading Pregnancy Yoga 5 – Wall Stretch / The Ladder