This isn't just a prenatal yoga class--it's also a blueprint & training for how to navigate any class here at the Fit & Fierce Club! Main points you'll learn, along with this stand-alone session meant to center, strengthen and open you in all the right ways for pre and post-natal are:
*A Birthing Breath you can practice now and during any moments of physical intensity with any class here, when you're feeling overwhelmed, whenever! Then during birth, you'll be a master at it!
* A modified Forward Fold (Chair Fold) with forearms on thighs or hands on blocks you can use anytime instead of fully forward bending.
* A Prenatal Sun Salutation with low Lunges, including how to "roundabout" step your feet forward to avoid your belly impact.
*Mindful baby area-avoiding instructions and arm-strength Hovering Chaturanga so you can do this instead of regular on-the-belly moves in my other classes.
*Bent Knee Down Dog to regulate your inversions so you feel good.
*How to work your Deep Spinal Core without overworking your abs.
*Things to avoid during this or any class: crunching the belly, twisting from anywhere below the chest, lying on your back for long periods, and inverting unless you feel OK doing it.
*Why Hands and Knees Pose is the BOMB during pregnancy.
*How to back off of your superhero flexibility now so you don't hurt yourself later.
A supported Block Malasana (Squat) to keep you open physically and energetically in your pelvic area.
*A special Left Side Savasana to avoid compressing your vena cava (big ol' vein on the front/right side of your spine) during your final rest pose...
I hope you love this flow, and use the principles here to enjoy all the flows and workouts here, understanding more fully how to modify, back off when you need to and stay sensitive to your body's needs during pregnancy--and beyond!
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