Should you practice yoga during pregnancy? You bet! A regular prenatal yoga practice can give you more energy, help you get and stay in touch with your changing body and prepare you to have an easier delivery. Plus, prenatal yoga can ease the discomforts of pregnancy, such as moodiness, shortness of breath, swollen ankles, nausea, indigestion and insomnia.
We have many yoga classes that are suitable for you to take part in during your pregnancy at all of our CNY Healing Arts Centers. Check out our class schedule here, it’s separated by location: Syracuse, Albany and Rochester. We hope to see you soon!
Below are a few of the poses that can be very useful to you during this prenatal time. Enjoy and remember you are doing a wonderful job nourishing yourself and your baby by showing up to your yoga practice whether you do 1 pose or a full 60 minute class.
- Tree Pose is a wonderful balance posture. As you practice this pose you may enjoy the empowering feeling you get when you are in the pose and balancing perfectly. Especially during this time of life when your body is so rapidly changing and may feel a little off balance.
- Camel Pose is a great upper spine arch and heart opener.
- Malasana Squat is a pelvic opening pose that’s a perfect birth posture. Note: Do not do malasana squat after 35 weeks because it might bring on labor.
- Cat Pose is great for stretching your spine and delivering nourishment to the area as well as being good for the baby.
- Child’s Pose is a fantastic stretch for your back and a wonderfully relaxing pose. It’s one of the favorites that many yogis return to during their practice for a little break and opportunity to go inward.
- Downward Facing Dog Pose is a wonderful pose and a save inversion for you to do during your pregnancy. It will bring fresh blood to the upper part of our body and underneath the organs. This one can also relieve tension in your back as it stretches during the pose.