Prenatal Yoga for Strengthening

April 21, 2014    BY Kat Heagberg

This practice will help you build lower body strength, tone the pelvic floor, and give a gentle stretch to the body throughout your pregnancy. You will learn how to use props and a wall for alignment and support. The session includes special postures for pregnancy, such as supported squat, wall dog, elevator exercise, and two supported variations of shavasana. It also includes the cooling, calming practice of bhramari pranayama.

Props: 2 yoga blocks for postures; blocks, 1-2 bolsters, 1-2 blankets, and a pillow (or whatever you have handy) for shavasana.

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Kat Heagberg
Kat Heagberg is the editor of Yoga International. She's been teaching yoga since 2005 and has completed the Himalayan Institute's 500-hour teacher training along with numerous 200-hour teacher trainings, including those in the styles of Alignment-Based Vinyasa, Alignment-Based Hatha, and Anusara Yoga. She also completed prenatal teacher training with Sue Elkind and doula training at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, Oregon. Kat especially enjoys geeking-out on anatomy, philosophy,... Read more>>

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