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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  • Honour Your Body43:05
    Honour Your Body

    Deanne Liew

    A dynamic pregnancy sequence that focuses on the lower back and pelvis area together with a little bit of leg work. Plenty of resting between poses between poses to keep you going. You will need a blanket, mat, bolster and a block. Suitable for 2nd and 3rd trimester.



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  • Heart Opening Sequence22:16
    Heart Opening Sequence

    Deanne Liew

    Reorganise the weight in your changing body. So often the chest gets heavy and sinks during pregnancy. This sequence will bring yourself back into balance, give energy and vitality to the shoulders and neck and re-stabilise your upperbody to lower body ratio. You will need blocks, a bolster, a blanket for the knees when on alll fours. Anyone with pelvic girdle issues should take care during leg lifts. Deanne will offer modifications.



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  • Moon Sequence For Pregnancy26:25
    Moon Sequence For Pregnancy

    Deanne Liew

    A largely standing pose moon yoga sequence. It can be practiced in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, it's fantastic for safely gently energising during pregnancy. A wonderful alternative to Sun Salutations! Perfect for all trimesters but those suffering with pelvic pain in the 3rd trimester may need to modify squats. Deanne will give guidance during the video.



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  • Get Moving: Standing Flow36:21
    Get Moving: Standing Flow

    Mimi Kuo-Deemer

    A qi-gong inspired gentle standing flow to move the hips, shoulders and gently build strength in legs and core. A fabulous class to cultivate steadiness, and an antidote to the business of sedentary modern life. The qi-gong inspired movements and water quality of softness in the poses are fabulous for building strength and stability. With no sun salutes, this class is great for most bodies including older bodies, those with limited mobility and pregnancy.



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  • Yoga For Sciatic Relief27:15
    Yoga For Sciatic Relief

    Deanne Liew

    Sciatic pain is common in pregnancy, and many others may need sciatic relief. This targetted class is gentle and focused on relieving pain on the sciatic nerve. You'll massage your feet, stretch your legs and open your hips and you'll learn moves to do every day for those of use who suffer from sciatic pain.



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  • Partner Yoga: It Takes Two13:56
    Partner Yoga: It Takes Two

    Deanne Liew

    A class which is great for pregnant mums to connect with their partner, but it's a wonderfully, relaxing short yoga class to practice with your partner at anytime. Expect a very relaxing, releasing, nurturing class focused on connecting your breath with your partner whilst enjoying gentle, supported stretches.



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  • Tips for Pelvic Floor11:48
    Tips for Pelvic Floor

    Deanne Liew

    A pregnancy yoga class in which Deanne shows us some tips and exercises to help us with our pelvic floor muscles, crucial for all women, but especially for pregnancy.



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  • Pregnancy: Tips for Better Sleeping Positions13:07
    Pregnancy: Tips for Better Sleeping Positions

    Deanne Liew

    Deanne shows some tips for how to sleep better when you are heavily pregnant. Not yoga, but very helpful tips to keep you comfortable when you're in bed. You will need bolsters, 2 cork blocks, a foam block, a blanket and some cushions to help to prop yourself up.



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  • Gentle Pregnancy Flow49:02
    Gentle Pregnancy Flow

    Deanne Liew

    A lovely, nurturing flow yoga class for pregnancy. This class will warm up your body, perfect for mornings or anytime your joints and limbs could do with a bit of a stretch - great for moving you and your baby. Ideal for those in the second and third trimesters, but move, as ever, with care.



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  •  Earth Salutation07:05
    Earth Salutation

    Uma Dinsmore Tuli

    A short, delightful vinyasa which is sequenced as a lovely, gentle alternative to the Sun Salutations. Suitable for all and fan for those looking for a nurturing way to wake up the body, the Earth Salutations can be practiced throughout pregnancy.



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  • Yoga Nidra for Fertility & First Trimester16:04
    Yoga Nidra for Fertility & First Trimester

    Uma Dinsmore Tuli

    A Yoga Nidra class which is great for improving fertility and for nurturing the body, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. The Yoga Nidra is a form of awareness, in this class awareness is brought the body, nourishing and nurturing. This is a wonderful, very powerful and healing practice. Absolutely essential to all who wish to look after their menstrual health and their baby during pregnancy. You will need cushions and blankets to support yourself during the practice.



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  • Joint Freeing25:47
    Joint Freeing

    Uma Dinsmore Tuli

    A safe and gentle mainly seated yoga class great if you don't need or want much movement, but you want safe and easy ways to open up the joints and keep the joints mobile and healthy. his class is ideal if you are recovering from injuries and can be practiced throughout pregnancy. This class is great for overall health as well as fertility. You may need a bolster or cushion.



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  • Pregnancy yoga for lower back and pelvis37:26
    Pregnancy yoga for lower back and pelvis

    Sally Parkes

    A flowing sequence for pregnancy. Suitable for all trimesters, although as it is a flow sequence, don't push it too much! Great for sore lower backs and to give your hips and pelvic region relief. Includes lovely long pregnancy relaxation. You will need a block.



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  • 2nd Trimester: Morning Energiser41:26
    2nd Trimester: Morning Energiser

    Sally Parkes

    By your second trimester, you're ready to get moving again and get energy flowing to you and your bump. This beautiful, quiet morning energiser is classic Hatha Yoga at its best. A great practice even if you don't have a bump!



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  • Trimesters 2 & 3: Goddess Flow12:00
    Trimesters 2 & 3: Goddess Flow

    Sally Parkes

    Here’s the perfect practice to re-energise at the beginning or end of day. Sally leads an up-beat session to open the hips, shoulders and spine with some deep lunges and goddess pose variations. Perfect to re-set the mind and ease the hips particularly where there is sacro-iliac pain.



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  • All trimesters: Hip Openers31:41
    All trimesters: Hip Openers

    Sally Parkes

    This is a fabulous sequence for any time during pregnancy ”“a flowing freeing practice that loosens the shoulders, spine and hips. Using a chair for stability Sally moves us through side flexes to make space for baby with lunges and sitting hip openers to release the hips and lower back. Sally’s classes are perfect for new students who’ve started yoga during pregnancy and those of you who want tips to modify your current practice. Props: Chair



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  • Trimester 1: Gentle flow20:05
    Trimester 1: Gentle flow

    Sally Parkes

    A simple flowing practice for those early days during pregnancy. Sally introduces open twists and gentle side bends that will support your energy levels and refresh your day.



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  • All Trimesters: Relax & Restore 12:36
    All Trimesters: Relax & Restore

    Sally Parkes

    A simple and nurturing practice for when you’re tired and need that extra TLC.



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