Posts Tagged“pre-natal yoga”

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Well hey there momma! So you’re preggers and want to stay active but don’t know what to do when the rest of the class at the gym is doing core work? Here are some of my fav modifications or swaps to do in yoga and in general fitness classes. BUT FIRST – as a quick reminder, we don’t want to work our rectus abdominis (the front 6-pack muscles) at all during pregnancy, because over aggressive core work can result in diastasic recti: a separation of the abs about 3 or 4 fingers wide. Not cute. We do however want to work…

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I have been confused as to what I can and cannot do in open-level yoga classes, so I decided to do an online Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher Training course to learn for myself. It’s my body and my baby after all, I want to feel safe and empowered to practice in a way that’s right for me (insert “You go girl” here). So below is a highlight of what modifications to bear in mind while you practice yoga in your pregnancy, as per the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).   OVERALL HORMONES: Hormonal changes – especially the hormone Relaxin –…