I would be remise if I didn't recant my experience of my late prenatal days and how aspects of yoga got me through. Heck - I've been referencing my pregnancy and how it affects my practice for weeks now!
This time around, I have many more signals that baby is coming!
Pre-labour was clearly happening and I have to deal with it!
Excitement - check.
Anticipation - check.
Fatigue - check.
My husband and I opted for a doula again this time around. In our consultation, the doula reinforced the importance to relax the body during a contraction. What better way to think about relaxation other than in corpse pose or savasana.
With each cramp and prepatory contraction this week, I worked on letting my body go limp and feel like a dead weight. Trying to recall the cues given during savasana helped emphasize my "practice".
I even threw in some balanced breathing in for good measure!
All in all, my previous yoga experience helps me cope with my pending and forth coming adventure!
I recently wrote on my personal Facebook page, "Whoa, this is getting fo'real, yo!" about my pregnancy.
Being in week 36 of pregnancy, was a real shocker. Where did the time go?
This week I was on the hunt for all things yoga and pregnancy. And I stumbled upon, essentially, a free yoga session on YouTube thanks to Saragama - Temple Wellness.
In the first video, Tonia Clark discusses the the power of yoga during pregnancy. It is a beautiful video with excellent insight. I'd recommend it to any women looking to practice yoga during the prenatal months.
The second video, Lara Dutta, provides the practical session of prenatal asanas. In this 30 minute session, I felt that my yoga practice was perfectly met for the week. The poses were very well-suited for my third trimmest self.
As a future yoga teacher, I'm starting to think I might just want to work with prenatal mommas. Yoga is such a wonderful thing to do while pregnant both for moms-to-be as well as for the babies-to-come.
It is a blessing to provide peace and relaxation to the new human being growing inside of me,
Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.