If you already had a regular yoga practice, check with your Doctor of you can continue. If you haven’t done any yoga before becoming pregnant, then Yin Yoga is not suitable, and you’re best seeking our specialised prenatal yoga classes.
You will need to modify the poses and practise with consideration for your growing baby. Make sure you have lots of pillows and cushions for support.
Things to avoid:
- Twisting poses
- Lying flat on your back (use a cushion to prop your head up)
- Lying on your right side
- Lying on your belly after the first trimester (use a cushion under your hips)
- Overstretching. Your body naturally becomes more flexible as it prepares for pregnancy, make sure you don’t overstretch and do permanent damage to your ligaments and tendons.