I am a yoga lover. It’s been a part of my routine for over a year now and my body has been thanking me ever since. It’s not just great for my body, but my mind is different with yoga in my life. It’s more clear and more focused. I can relax instantly just by using breathing techniques. It simply de-stresses me so that I feel centred and balanced.
A couple of weeks ago, I booked myself in for a pre-natal yoga class with Ina Becker at Sansara Yoga to start modifying some of the yoga positions for my changing body and expanding belly.
I learned that prenatal yoga is not really different from regular yoga. There are some modifications that can be made once your belly is heavy and in the way, but the biggest thing I took out of the session was the ability to stop, focus on and connect with my growing baby. Life can get busy and I am guilty of cramming as much into my day as I can. My mind jumps from one task to the next, but yoga gives me the chance to stop. Be present. Breathe. Check in with myself and especially at the moment, check in with my growing baby. Even though I can’t see it, I can feel it. I can send it love and nurture it. I can bond and give it my attention and focus. I can give it more oxygen through breath. All good things!
Here’s a few of my favourite poses that just feel sooooooo good right now.
Yoga is for everyone. It doesn’t discriminate. It gives you breath, peace and flow. Those that do it regularly know this… those that don’t, give it a go. You won’t be sorry. xxx