PREGNANCY
SAFE 
YOGA

Yoga during pregnancy can improve your energy and help you relax, de-stress, meditate, be more mindful with your workouts and increase your body awareness as your baby grows. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: These yoga classes are NOT a substitute for professional medical advice. Before implementing these modifications or beginning any exercise program, especially during pregnancy, it is essential to consult with your personal physician for professional advice and feedback.

Blueberries

FIRST TRIMESTER

  • avoid a sweaty intensive class

  • avoid closed twisted, so twist away from your bent leg, rather than towards

  •  avoid overstretching, due to the hormone 'relaxin' being produced

Lemons

SECOND TRIMESTER

  • avoid belly poses, such as cobra

  • consider reducing the intensity of the backbends in your practice

Watermelons

THIRD TRIMESTER

  • if you haven't already, you might want to start to avoid advanced inversions 

  • balance could be an issue now, so make sure to practice next to a wall or chair

Pumpkins

ALL TRIMESTERS

  • wide knee child's pose with belly resting between thighs

  • supporting yourself in savasana with a bolster under your back or resting on your side

  • belly poses can be substituted for a few rounds of cat/cow