Prenatal Yoga for Strengthening
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 is the editor of Yoga International and has been teaching yoga since 2005. She loves to write about ways to make challenging poses more accessible, the power of language in yoga culture, and to offer encouragement and advice to new yoga teachers. Though she initially trained in alignment-based styles of yoga (which continue to inform her practice and teaching), Kat likes teaching vinyasa flow best of all. Read her work and take her classes here on Yoga International!