Yoga for Pregnancy and Postpartum

As my cohort continues to bring more and more beautiful lives into the world each year, I am becoming significantly more aware of just how essential it is for my teaching to include knowledge about asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) that flow with the changes a pregnant woman encounters.

Keep in mind that Yoga can be a most healing part of your pregnancy. No need to give it up!  The important thing to remember, though, is not to start trying a whole bunch of new and challenging asanas (poses) when you find out you’re pregnant. It is best to stick with what is familiar to you in your regular Yoga practice, and avoid deep twists, full inversions, and full backbends. Practicing downward dog, legs up the wall, and bridge pose are safe, especially if they are familiar to you, as are most restorative yoga poses (like the ones from my dear friend, Kelsey!)

For questions or to book a private prenatal or postpartum yoga lesson, don’t hesitate to email me: andrea@groundedhere.com

Below are a few links to resources for moms (during and after pregnancy) and some yoga teachers I highly recommend if you are seeking a pre-natal yoga class:

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