Pregnancy Yoga at Home
Try this Free Prenatal Yoga Video
I want to share with you this 20 minute pregnancy yoga at home video. I love yoga. The benefits are endless. I have been teaching for over twelve years now.
When pregnant, yoga is a great way to stay fit and strong throughout each trimester. This is why my yoga classes are the most popular as women see the immediate benefits.
Before starting this workout, or any other prenatal workout, please be sure to speak to your doctor first.
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
- Decreased lower back pain.
2. Improved sleep.
3. Reduced stress.
4. Increased strength, flexibility and endurance.
5. Decreased carpal tunnel syndrome.
6. Decreased headaches.
7. Reduced risk of preterm labour.
I want you to move slowly and focus on your breath with each movement. You can use a cushion or blanket for your knees if you require extra support.
Please be be mindful of your current health and any restrictions that are appropriate for you. Let’s get started!
Prenatal Yoga is a Highly Specialised form of Yoga
If you’ve arrived at yoga at 30 weeks and have only just found time to join a class – don’t worry its never too late to start! Just let your instructor know so they can modify poses to suit you.
Most yoga classes are designed to allow you time to connect into your Self and your baby. Yoga is a great way to physically and mentally prepare for labour.
A qualified instructor will teach you the right birth and breathing and relaxation techniques which will give you the physical, mental and emotional confidence to birth your child.
Guidelines for Pregnancy Yoga
1. Always listen to your body. Trust in what your body is telling you.
2. If something doesn’t feel right, then don’t push it.
3. You should stop if you feel any discomfort.
4. You should stop if you feel pain at anytime. Pain is not a part of yoga.
5. Avoid poses that stretch your abdominals.
6. Avoid any poses on your back after the first trimester. (it can reduce blood flow to the uterus)
7. Always inform your instructor with regards to which trimester you’re in.
8. Due to the pregnancy hormone relaxing, you are now more susceptible to for strains, pulls, and other injuries.
9. Avoid losing your balance as this may cause harm to both you and baby.
We are on a mission to train more yoga instructors to become qualified to teach prenatal yoga. There is so much to learn and know when teaching to pregnant women.
So, when you see a class being taught by a PregActive Pro you know they have had some intense training.
While PregActive Pros are not employees of PregActive, they do receive ongoing training and require to maintain their registration.
Where to find Pregnancy Yoga Classes
1. First, find an instructor who is trained in prenatal yoga. They should not only be qualified, but also have several years of experience.
2. You can search for certified PregActive Pros in your area.
3. You can contact Yoga Australia
4. You can also ask your local council. They often provide a list of activities or classes in your area.
5. Ask your friends who were (are pregnant). Testimonials are often reflective of how reputable a class and instructor is.
6. Do your due diligence. You must have trust in your instructor.
7. A great looking website does mean the instructor is qualified or experienced.
8. Find out more about mental wellbeing in pregnancy.
Looking for More At Home Pregnancy Yoga Workouts?
My online program at pregactivepregnancy.com provides you with a series of prenatal yoga workouts that you can do at home.
Along with a dedicated weekly exercise program, these specific yoga workouts can be done alongside my more intensive classes.
My goal is to empower you through exercise and movement. I give you the required tools to help you safely exercise during pregnancy.
And, at the same time, help you to experience an easier labour and a more comfortable postnatal recovery.