One thing we can’t do while we’re pregnant is lie on our bellies (unless we are getting a prenatal massage and using the hole in the table).
However, we can still get our flow on……
Below is a flow that features skipping the cobra but still doing the push-up (strong arms). Those that are not comfortable in downward facing dog can do the same series in child’s pose.
1. Take a few breaths in while in downward facing dog or child’s pose.
2. On your inhale, come forward to plank (on or off your knees). As a bonus bend your elbow for a small push-up.
3. On your exhale, push back to downward facing dog or child’s pose.
When we keep our “Yoga Flow” we connect our breathing with our movements thus receiving the benefits of the mind/body connection. Rhythmically moving with the breath is a moving meditation. This is an easy way to restore the equilibrium of the mind. Since the mother’s mental state affects her pregnancy, this is an easy way to make sure to keep mom relaxed.
Want to try Yoga for FREE? NJ based Moms – I teach a monthly yoga class at Babies R Us. Head on over to njfitmama.com for details and registration. You will also be able to sample Mommi 3-in-1 to help give you that added boost before and after class!
*Be sure to discuss your exercise/fitness plan with your healthcare professional.