Are you pregnant, in your first trimester and looking for a mild but energising prenatal yoga class? Then this Yin-Yang session is for you!
Connecting at first with your baby in your belly by turning inwards and becoming aware of your feelings and thoughts. You'll continue with some deep belly breathing to give your baby all the oxygen, energy and love it needs, then moving the arms and spine to let go of the built-up tension in your changing upper body. We also compress, stretch and strengthen the lower back, which can get sore due to the softening of the connecting tissues and/or bad posture. Continuing with standing poses to work on balance, as well as strengthening and opening up the thighs and side body.
The back body (spine and legs) can also stiffen, so at the end we will finish with Yin poses for the legs. Ending with a guided Savasana and a short meditation.
Throughout the session you want to stay attuned with what you feel. If at any moment you feel pain, dizziness or nausea, take a moment to rest and breath. You don't want to go looking for new edges, as your body will become more flexible due to the relaxin hormone. Use the practice to strengthen, release uncomfortable tensions and connect with yourself and your baby during this special time.
This session will leave you feeling energised and with less nausea. Different options are given for each pose, so you can adapt them to your needs. Props: blanket, blocks, bolster and/or pillow, belt.