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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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  • Second Trimester Vinyasa Flow38:55
    Second Trimester Vinyasa Flow

    Katarina Rayburn

    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.



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  • Pregnancy Restorative Yoga with Nidra35:52
    Pregnancy Restorative Yoga with Nidra

    Katarina Rayburn

    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.



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