< Go Back Yoga During Pregnancy
Labour, contractions, breech, c sections, gas and air are all the horror words attached to pregnancy that make you squeeze your legs together and pull a funny face!
Now I've got those out the way I want to concentrate on the most wonderful adventure an expectant mother and her baby can go on. Some women may breeze through it very calm with no side effects while it might hit other ladies like a crazy roller coaster ride full of emotional highs and lows. Which is completely normal and understandable as their bodies are going through the largest physical and emotional change it will probably ever have to go through. Knowing that we are all different and that the journey is so different for everyone can be a little unsettling and daunting as there are no definite answers and no 'correct' way to do things. The beauty of this though is it's your super weapon, it can be a great release of pressure for you. Take back that sense of ease, expecting mummies may have lost and get back to feeling empowered and enjoy every step of this journey, well maybe not the morning sickness and back and hip pains but I can share a few tips to help ease those symptoms.
So, we know your baby is going to enter this world at the time and place that it is ready, to which you can t plan but you can help yourself to feel calmer, more comfortable, and ready to accept change to your birthing plan if needed.
If you have a strong existing yoga practice or if you have never stepped on the mat before it doesn't matter everyone is very different and everyone's journey will be different. It is important to take it gently and not expect your practice to progress huge amounts; you don't want to push your body too far. It vital not to over stretch as the bodies hormone Relaxin is being produced naturally to stretch and allow room for your baby. Instead think of your practice as a time to rest, relax and open, and accept your body and the changes it's going through to look after your baby.