Pregnant? You can still practise!

Red Hot Yoga now runs regular pregnancy yoga classes so you can still practise during your pregnancy.  Here pregnancy yoga teacher Eve Mackie talks you through the best poses to help you get the most from this exciting time:

Child’s Pose (Mudhasana)
One of the most enjoyable poses and beneficial to practice in pregnancy.
Benefits: increases mobility in the pelvic joints releasing tension and stiffness in hip joints.

Modified Cat Pose (Marjaiasana)

Benefits: releases the spine and lengthens the muscles of  the back of the legs. Releases the pressure of the uterus on the lower back. Helps to release the neck and shoulders.

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Shvanasana)

Benefits: releases the spine, lengthens the muscles of  the back of the legs, improves the circulation and reduces fatigue.

Sleeping Cobbler Pose (Supta Badha Konasana)

Benefits: helps to open up the hip joints and release tension from the pelvis. Strengthens the bladder. Extremely comfortable to practise in pregnancy.

Legs Up the Wall (Viparita Karani)

Benefits: relieves fatigue in legs and hips. Circulation is improved whilst the body rests.

Standing Forward Bend to the Wall (Uttanasana)
Benefits: improves alignment thus  improving energy flow throughout the body as well as postural balance.

It is not advisable to change your exercise regime whilst in your first trimester, so you must be at week 12 in your pregnancy before attending pregnancy classes. No yoga experience is necessary, beginners are most welcome!  To see when pregnancy classes are running this week click here.

 

 

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