Pregnant, in your first trimester and looking for a stronger, prenatal yoga class? Then this Yin-Yang session is for you! This session is great for pregnant yoginis who have a regular yoga practice.
Starting off with connecting with your baby in your belly, your heart, feelings and the breath. The deep belly breathing will give your baby all the oxygen, energy and love it needs. This is followed by Yang movements to open up the back, shoulders and chest, enhance blood circulation and release built-up tension. Next, the stronger part of the sequence, which works on the upper body and leg strength - this is important during pregnancy to help you support the weight of your growing belly.
At the end you will calm down with some Yin poses to stretch the shoulders and back, finishing the session with a guided Savasana and/or meditation.
In both the Yin and Yang parts, please stay attuned with how you feel. If at any moment you feel pain, dizziness or nausea, take a moment to rest and breathe. If you want to repeat a certain parts to get an even stronger practice, please do. This session will leave you feeling stronger, more open and less tense; it also will help you to connect with your baby while taking care of yourself. Different options are given for each pose, so you can adapt them to your needs.
Props: blanket, blocks, bolster and/or pillow.