There's a time and a place for gentle prenatal yoga. This is not that practice.
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Birth changes everything. This yoga pose, reflection, and recipe—excerpted from the forthcoming book Birthing Mama—will help you stay open and curious as you move from one phase of life to the next.
Three practices to help cultivate patience, trust, and ease while waiting for the arrival of baby.
This standing meditation, reflection, and nourishing foot bath—excerpted from the forthcoming book Birthing Mama—will help you feel supported by Mother Earth during the second trimester of pregnancy.
A simple yoga practice and reflection for the first trimester of pregnancy—plus, how to create a pregnancy altar—from the forthcoming book, Birthing Mama.
This relaxing "fourth trimester" yoga sequence can help you reconnect with your body and calm your mind in those early months with a new baby.
Prenatal yoga teacher Allie Geer demonstrates a self-myofascial release practice to relieve tension and pain during pregnancy and enhance mobility.
Use this sequence to check in with yourself, quiet fears and negative mental chatter, and ultimately move into a place of deep trust.
We can mitigate some of the shifts in the body that occur during pregnancy, simply by standing well. This practice will wake up the muscles that we need to maintain good structural integrity and a healthy pelvic floor even as big changes are occurring within.
A chair practice offers the pregnant body support and helps to create the space it so desperately needs. This sequence feels so good that you will want to continue with it—even after baby.
During pregnancy the body changes rapidly, but if we use our yoga practice wisely, we can support these changes, making us strong and flexible in all the right places for easier labor, delivery and recovery.
This sequence helps to diminish many of the common discomforts and imbalances experienced in the low back, pelvis, and hips during pregnancy.
Backbending while pregnant can bring a range of sensations from most delicious to most painful. These poses will open you up only where you need it most and reduce risk of injury.
A droopy butt is a common side effect of pregnancy but you can prevent it—or correct it—by strengthening the right muscles.
Most women know they should be strengthening their pelvic floors, but what about lengthening? Try this 10-step practice for strong and supple muscles to support childbirth, your vital organs, and even your love life.
Grace Flowers was 20 weeks pregnant during the photoshoot. Carin Gorrell took the opportunity to gather pregnancy, practice, and life wisdom from Grace.
Prenatal yoga has long avoided certain poses, but new research indicates some of them may be safer than once thought.
Whether you're trying to conceive or already pregnant, yoga can play a vital role in your life. Get experts tips on everything prenatal yoga so you'll be prepared for anything from contractions to a colicky baby.
Help your third-trimester students use yoga to ease physical discomfort and prepare for labor.
Help your students get the most out of their practice during these middle months.
If you teach yoga regularly, you will have a pregnant student in your class at some point. Learn what to do to encourage a healthy first trimester.
Yoga teacher Jaki Nett investigates restorative yoga for fertility. Learn which poses have the best possible benefits to aid fertility and conception.
Prenatal Yoga doesn't seem right for you? Tim Miller gives advice for modifying a more advanced practice for pregnancy.