Prenatal yoga fun!

Last Sunday we had a lot of fun learning how to teach a prenatal yoga class. Our teacher picked a guy in the room to be the pregnant woman and with the help of a block underneath his tee-shit, Sean looked like he was almost ready to pop!!!

Pregnant women can totally go on with their practice (unless their doctor is opposed to it of course), but there are a few rules to follow:

– Avoid a heated room, no Bikram for preggies, it can be bad for the baby’s neurons.

– No twist, because it compresses the organs including the uterus, you can still twist from the shoulders tho.

-Obviously you will avoid abs and crunching as soon as you start showing. Being pregnant makes you open your abdomen for creating space for the baby, by doing abs you do the opposite.

– Pregnant women don’t sleep on their belly, so they shouldn’t do pose where their belly rests on the floor. ( No cobra, Upward dog instead!)

– Inversions should not be done during a pregnancy since the center of gravity changes, it increases the chance of falling.

– A  prop should be used when the pregnant yogini wants to lie on her back.

While following those rules the practice of yoga is safe, and I see many women at different stages of pregnancy in yoga classes.

Stay tuned for more yoga fun! Namaste.

Published by cheyenneyoga

SmartFLOW yoga teacher. I've studied Power vinyasa, restorative, and yoga for pregnant woman with Tamal Dodge in Los Angeles. After that wonderful time, I felt attracted by movement and flow, so I studied with Shiva Rea for 300 hours her Prana Flow style. But after a yoga for scoliosis workshop and after realizing what I want in my practice and for my students, I've decided to focus on a more alignment focused yoga, and started studying with the great Annie Carpenter. Now, after more than 400h with her, my teaching skills had changed for the best. The more I learn the more I have to share with my students, so I follow different trainings every year and I had the great honor to learn from amazing teachers like Krista Cahill, Maty Ezraty or Dona Holleman. I'm now teaching SmartFLOW YOGA, Hatha yoga, restorative yoga and chair yoga (for people with less range of motion) in Monaco most of the time, but also in some magical events such as Burning Man in Nevada. http://instagram.com/cheyenneyoga/ Ambassador of a great VEGAN BOOTS BRAND pawj california, think cruelty free Ugg style boots. Use the code Cheyenne10 for 10% on their website. Yoga inspired jewelry designer: Pepper Kreation

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