If you are a yoga fan, switching your pre-pregnancy practice over to prenatal yoga can be tricky.
You want to make sure that the routine you’re looking for is safe for your changing body. You might be tempted to stick with your regular yoga routine for as long as possible, but with a growing belly, certain moves quickly go out the window, leaving you in child’s pose while the rest of the class flows.
Yoga during pregnancy
If you want to keep practicing yoga throughout your pregnancy, there are tons of prenatal-specific yoga classes to choose from. In fact, once your health care professional gives you clearance to do so, exercise is a safe, healthy, encouraged part of pregnancy.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.”I think everyone should have a physical activity practice during pregnancy,” Chloe Zera, M.D., an ob-gyn at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston who also has a 200-hour yoga teaching certification, tells SELF “It is good for your body, mind, and soul”.
Just remember to talk to your doctor before getting started so they can help you determine an individualized approach to what level of physical activity is right for you.
Here are 8 yoga tips from self.com to help you make the most of your movement! www.self.com/story/prenatal-yoga-during-pregnancy