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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
This is a crucial and delicate time so please be especially careful. Please note that many d... Show more
Trimesters 2 & 3: Daily floor flow
An easy- to-follow daily warm up for pregnancy. Perfect if you want a daily practice before work or to fit into your busy day. Seated and floor-based sequence to stretch the spine and breathe out the cobwebs. Includes gentle side flexes to make room for baby, and forward bends to soothe and calm Props: Beginners may need a block to sit on.
Trimesters 2 & 3: Dynamic hips
Trimesters 2 & 3: Vinyasa flow
A more challenging pregnancy vinyasa sequence to stabilise the pelvis,hips and lower back. This is quite a strong practice, suitable for those who have an existing yoga practice prior to their pregnancy and those who are feeling quite strong and ready to build and maintain their strength to prepare for the birth. You might want to use a cushion or bolster.