Yoga For Pregnancy
Yoga Programme for Pregnancy
Yoga can help during pregnancy, a time when the body is undergoing so many changes.
Yoga during pregnancy has been shown to:
- Boost energy levels
- Cultivate breathing techniques
- Empower women to have a conscious birthing experience
- Relieve stress and anxiety
- Strengthen birthing muscles
- Promote relaxation and restful sleep
- Keep the body supple
- Relieve lower back pain
- Relieve swollen joints, heartburn and constipation
- Promote a healthy birth
When pregnant, please do not practice any yoga which is not recommended within this pregnancy section. Be especially careful during pregnancy to consult your doctor before undergoing any exercise routine.
Yoga during the First Trimester
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Gentle Pregnancy Yoga
A beautifully slow and gentle floor-based pregnancy yoga class, with grounding postures and light movement. Take it easy on yourself with this very soft, gentle flow with plenty of pauses for rest and reflection throughout. Take tender loving care for your body, helping to create space while connecting with your breath and bonding with baby. You will need a towel or cushion and a yoga brick or block.
Pregnancy Yoga: Make Room for Baby and Breath
As baby grows, it can start to feel quite crowded in there! It gets harder to take a full breath, and the bump and waist can feel tight. This all-levels pregnancy yoga class is for reintroducing some space and comfort to your mid body – more room for baby and for your breath. But you will also pick up some tips for creating mental and emotional spaciousness during this precious time.
Pregnancy Yoga: Hips & Legs
This pregnancy yoga class will help with discomfort in the hips and legs, which can be quite common in pregnancy, from Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) to antenatal Sciatica, Restless Leg Syndrome to full on leg cramps. This class is designed to alleviate some of these niggles, helping you feel more comfortable in your body. Suitable for all trimesters.
Energising Pregnancy Yoga
A fabulous pregnancy yoga class to boost your energy, add a spring in your step and bring some vitality into your day. If you're feeling tired and sluggish, this yoga class will really help. Working with invigorating, pregnancy safe postures and breath work, it will help wake you up and boost your energy levels. You will need two yoga bricks.
Restorative Yoga for Pregnancy
Support and soothe your pregnant body with this peaceful restorative pregnancy yoga class. Find deep rest with relaxing and nourishing postures (supported sukhasana, legs up the wall, supported twist, reclining savasana). With restorative yoga, less is more. Spending extended time in each posture carries lots of physiological benefits. Beyond the physical, we can use the stillness as an opportunity to really be present with baby. You will need a bolster, yoga bricks if you have them, and access to a wall.
All Trimesters: Shoulders & Spine
A wonderful, gentle pregnancy yoga class suitable for all trimesters which is designed to stretch out the shoulders and lower back. Expect a selection of simple poses which will help to open up the chest, shoulders and the back of the body. This is a short sequence you can do anytime when you feel you need to stretch out and release these areas of the body. You will need a wall and a chair.
Waterfall of Oms
A beautiful chant of Om repeatedly. This will let you steady, centre and invite deep peace and healing into mind, body and spirit. A simple yet powerful short practice suitable for all.
Cultivating Courage Meditation
A seated meditation with mudra and mantra; call on the goddess durga for your strength and courage. This is a seated guided meditation with mudra (hand gesture) and repetition of mantra (sacred yogic chant) to invite the brave, courageous, inner warrioress within us to come forth! A simple yet potent centring and empowering practice to steady the mind and embolden the heart. Suitable for all trimesters and life in general!!
Pregnancy Restorative Yoga & Meditation
Although this is a pregnancy restorative yoga class, this is just lovely for everybody! This pregnancy restorative yoga class comprises just one very comfortable postition. You will simply relax in a beautiful heart and hip opening pose with rotation of consciousness guided meditation to invite deep rest and renewal during pregnancy. Suitable for all trimesters.You will need two bolsters, two bricks and a blanket, but you can improvise with sofa cushions or pillows!
Pregnancy Yoga: Stay Strong
A pregnancy yoga class for the second trimester, suitable for those who had an active yoga practise pre-pegnancy and are feeling well, healthy and mobile. This class focuses on strengthening and stabilisation in the hips. It is also a powerful practice to help cultivate strength and steadiness in body, mind and heart to take us through pregnancy, birth and motherhood, empowered from the inside out. You will need two blocks and a bolster, if you have one, for final relaxation.
Pregnancy Yoga: Be Brave
This pregnancy yoga class is an active flow for those in their second trimester and feeling well, healthy and mobile. It focuses on cultivating a positive state of mind and body, with lots of juicy standing poses to strengthen and open the hips and legs, plus some fun fear releasing techniques. It is suitable for those who had an active yoga practise pre-pegnancy. You will need two blocks and a bolster, if you have one, for final relaxation.
Pregnancy Restorative Yoga
This is a gentle, but deeply important pregnancy restorative yoga class that moves through three held poses using a chair to open the shoulders, quiet the mind and relax and restore deeply. Suitable for all trimesters. You will need a chair or sofa and a blanket.
Pregnancy Yoga: Truth & Trust
This pregnancy yoga class is perfect for those who already have a yoga practise and are in the second trimester. This class focuses on deep, inner listening, of being able to trust the process of your pregnancy and your own truth. A fabulous yummy all round practice that strengthens and opens the body in preparation for birth and beyond. A class that invites a deep inner listening to access a place of trust within whilst accessing the truth of where we are at on this given day.
Second Trimester Vinyasa Flow
This pregnancy yoga class is for fit, mobile expectant mamas with an established yoga practice and who still feel the desire to move. This class shows ways of adapting common practices, such as sun salutations and balances, to work for the pregnant body. If you had a regular yoga practice before your pregnancy, this class is just perfect. Whilst there is a flow, you're given more time to really connect to your baby and the changes that are taking place within your body, as well as some useful tools for pregnancy and labour. You will need two blocks, a blanket, a bolster - or find cushions or books around the home to support you.
Pregnancy Restorative Yoga with Nidra
A really relaxing yoga class of gentle movements followed by yoga nidra. This class doesn't need a yoga mat and can be done in limited space or even in bed. Start with seated joint mobility, restorative forward folds and hip openers, all preparing your mind and body for total relaxation through the practice of yoga nidra. A great practice for when you are feeling tired, in need of a 'yogic power nap' or to prepare you for bedtime. Options for using bolsters to support are used, but you can use pillows or cushions as well. This is a pregnancy yoga class, specially created for mums-to-be to be able to find time to relax, but you may also want to try this is you're not pregnant for deep relaxation.
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Pelvic pain and aches are very common during pregnancy. This class discusses why the pain may occur and gives exercises to combat the pain. These exercises are suitable for during the second and third trimester. You’ll need a block and a chair handy.
Mum To Be Hip Happiness
A beautiful flowing pregnancy yoga class, ideal for those in second trimester who already have an established practice, focusing on bringing openess, space and ease into the pelvis in preparation for birth. Lots of deep hip opening poses, leading to some pregnancy soothing and calming breath work before a long luxurious hip opening restorative ending. You will need a bolster and two blocks.
Mum to Be Breath meditation: Breathe you and your baby calm
A very grounding comprehensive seated breath work meditation for pregnant women. Suitable for all 3 trimesters. This will help you connect to your body and deepen your bond with your baby whilst calming and soothing your nervous system.