Pregnancy can be a beautiful, transformative time—and it can simultaneously be filled with anticipation, worry, and uncertainty. In the first few months of my pregnancy, my fears about the future crowded out my joy for the present. Luckily, each time I stepped onto my yoga mat, my practice helped me listen to my body and truly embrace the changes I was experiencing that were beyond my control. Becoming an active observer of that process, rather than a passive recipient of my body’s changes, was incredibly empowering. I created this prenatal practice to help you do the same. Use this sequence to check in with yourself, quiet fears and negative mental chatter, and ultimately move into a place of deep trust.
1. If your pregnancy is high risk, if your baby is breech, if you’re expecting twins, or if you have any other medical concerns, talk to your doctor before practicing yoga.
2. Adjust this sequence throughout your pregnancy by skipping poses that don’t feel good in your body—or by using blocks, bolsters, and blankets as props.