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Curious about your thoughts on room temperature during prenatal yoga? What would be the warmest temperature for a moderate to active prenatal yoga practice?
What are your thoughts on teaching pelvic floor exercises, with the recent physical fitness suggestions not to?
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I am 30 weeks pregnant and have practiced Ashtanga through my entire pregnancy, including the 1st trimester. I didn't find out I was pregnant until I was close to 12 weeks, so I was practicing without reservation, and I've had a wonderful pregnancy so far. I've never felt sick (no morning sickness at all) fatigued, drained or moody throughout the entire pregnancy. I know Guruji advises against vigorous practice, especially in the 1st trimester, but I think each pregancy is different and you really just need to listen to your body, which is what Yoga teaches us to do. I know some women who could tick-tock until the day they gave birth. I on the other hand, can't do one Urdhva Dhanurasana because of the tendonitis the pregancy hormones has flared up in my left wrist. SO, I do a 1/2 bridge...modify to your needs. This will be the best lesson in acceptance and release you experience, as there are just some asanas your body will simply not allow you to do after a certain point. So let them go, but still practice everyday...even if it's for just 10 minutes. After your baby is born, getting 10 minutes of practice in will be a much welcomed miracle!!! Congrats and Namaste!
I practiced yoga during my firs pregnancy and now im teaching prenatal yoga and waiting my second baby (10 weeks pregnant), I work in the first trimester with a lot of restorative poses, meditation, mantras and slow clases in order to make them safer for the first trimester. In second and third i make it a little harder to build courage and improve general condition.
According to Sri K.Pattabi Jois, the Ashtanga vinyansa yoga Guru, you should not practice Ashtanga vinyasa yoga in the first trimester. I attended a yogaconference with him in Copenhagen, aug 06, when someone asked him why. He said that " the fetus is still liquid". I am now 15 weeks pregnant and just had my first ashtanga mysoreclass since i got pregnant. It was wonderful and worth waiting for. Good luck and namaste!
I'm so glad I read this article, I have been doing astanga yoga for about two years. I am 10 weeks pregnant and have never stopped practiceing. I thought It was ok, but I will so down for a little while. Can anything happen to the baby since I have never stopped.