Through this yoga practice, our aim is to prepare both mentally, physically and emotionally for labour. Building strength in the legs is a key element, as is learning to harness the power of your breath and a positive mindset. Move with breath through a gently strengthening sequence finishing with some restorative postures and a guided meditation. This session is suitable for all Trimesters.
We recommend you follow our specially designed programmes for each Trimester, which can be found on our website and on your welcome newsletter.
Equipment: Yoga Blocks and a Bolster or Cushions
+ Please don’t exercise if you have any of the following symptoms: dizziness, bleeding, excessive tiredness, pain, shortness of breath or headaches and before you have been cleared by your doctor to exercise
+ Rest when you need and stop if you are in any discomfort at all. Less is more.
+ Never hold the breath
+ Please don’t lie on the belly
+ Generally avoid Down dog after 30 weeks
+ Avoid lying on the back during exercise after 16 weeks
+ Keep the body moving steadily and avoid static poses
+ This is not the time to practice backbends, inversions, deep twists and core work such as crunches
+ Be mindful of pressure on the wrists- options are coming on forearms or fists instead
+ Be mindful not to overstretch, especially the abdominal area- less is more
+ Come up and down slowly due to possible lower blood pressure
+ Stay hydrated
+ Use props to support your practice