Brain Yoga and Pregnancy
Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West, Welcome to Living Your Yoga. I have one of our favourite guests here for you today here on Living Your yoga. Tim Anderson is here to offer some modifications for rolling for pregnant woman. One of the questions I get asked a lot is what precautions I should take for my yoga during pregnancy, so be sure to stay stuned all the way to the end and I will tell you where to go to get that information. In the meantime, here is Tim with two modifications on how to roll while staying off your belly. 🙂
Thank you so much Tim, those are two great options for rolling while you are pregnant.
As I said at the beginning of the video, I would tell you where you can go to get more information on yoga and pregnancy.
Here are two blog posts I have done where I have answered the question, can I do yoga if I am pregnant and what precautions should I take?
And in our membership community we have two full-length prenatal videos. One is prenatal yoga (70 mins) and one is prenatal yoga for labour preparation (45 mins)
This prenatal yoga video is filled with yoga postures, breath practices, guided meditations, and mudras that will allow you to focus on your pregnancy in a deeper way. The video will offer yoga postures that will help to create space in your torso for your baby. Yoga postures will prepare you not only physically for the birthing process but Melissa’s expert teaching will also help to decrease your anxiety, preparing your mentally and emotionally as well. Focus on strengthening and relaxing your pelvic floor will prepare you for labor and quicken postpartum recovery following your labor. Yoga poses for healthy breast tissue will prepare you for nursing. We will also go over some basic birthing positions and yoga to prepare for comfort and ease during labour. This video includes prenatal exercise guidelines at the outset so you can practice your prenatal yoga with confidence.
Prenatal Yoga for Labour is a comprehensive 45 minute video that prepares you for the stages of labour. It begins with pre-labour and speaks about the benefits of prenatal yoga, goes over the guidelines for doing yoga when you are pregnant and teaches you how to identify the muscles you use for kegels, how to use them correctly and several variations on the exercise. From there it goes through the three stages of labour and offers several different breath practices, yoga positions (as well as positions to avoid) in each stage of labour. An excellent way to prepare for labour. Several yoga students have told me they have implemented many of these positions and breathing techniques in their own labour.