Yoga and Pregnancy
Thursday Night yoga class has been growing...in some ways literally! One student is pregnant! So I went online to find some websites with information on practicing yoga while pregnant.
The references gave benefits for yoga during pregnancy, poses to avoid and poses that are beneficial.
Things to avoid: poses on the back, and poses that overstretch the abdomen
Poses to avoid: back bends, Backbends, Balancing poses on one leg (unless supported by chair or
wall), Camel, Handstands, Headstands, Upward bow http://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-safe-to-do-yoga-during-pregnancy_5699.bc
Poses that are helpful: Mountain Pose, Triangle, Warrior, Standing Side Stretch, Standing Spread Leg Forward Bend, Seated Forward Bend, Fish, Tree Pose and More. http://abc-of-yoga.com/Yoga-and-health/Yoga-for-pregnancy.asp
Hope this is helpful!
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