Also, is there a way to practice supta-bada-kadasana (spell?) without putting pressure on the vena cava?
I am new to this community. I'm 20 weeks along (EDD 10/14/06) and my doctor recently recommend I take a prenatal yoga class.
I signed up for it last Saturday and yesterday evening was my first class. I LOVE IT! It is such a wonderful, relaxing hour. Our instructor helped us with poses that are modified for being pregnant. So gentle, yet so wonderful! I felt very relaxed and the stretches felt sooo good.
I look forward to reading the different posts in this community and getting to know other mother's thoughts on Prenatal Yoga!
I am using the video called ZenMama right now. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I like to be able to switch videos and try different ones!
tips that will be useful once your belly gets quite bigger
Spread your legs slightly (about shoulder-width) for all forward-folds, to give
your belly room;
On spinal twists like the revolved triangle pose and
the one we called in college the "swimsuit model stretch", reverse your arms so
your belly is facing away from your legs, not towards it;
Avoid the bow pose
(this one was obvious to me right away, I spent the first part of this segment
of the class in spread-legged child's pose) and its
variations; for a gentle backbend, try the reclining
bound angle (shown in the photo) with a block under your hips to provide the
If you are nauseated do you do yoga anyway? Or do you put it off?