Practicing Yoga through Pregnancy

 

Students frequently ask me about practicing while pregnant. I've had lots of students practice their entire pregnancy and others who weren't quite up to it. I think the key is to do what feels right for you - and continually reevaluate what that is.

However, since I have never been pregnant I thought I should ask the expert. So here is Christina Flemming. Pregnant Ashtangi and Mid-Wife, who knows what she is talking about.

I hope this is helpful.

  • Change the way you approach the practice and let go of idea of moving forward.
  • Embrace going slower, letting go of bandhas, and letting go of postures.
  • Grieve the losses of your pregnancy - not only the postures but other things that are changing.
  • It's typically safe to continue with any practice you had before the pregnancy, be that marathon running or yoga practicing.
  • Don't add any new postures.
  • Continually reevaluate where you are at.

Watch the video for more talk on the subject.

  


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