While living in Brooklyn I took an awesome prenatal yoga class here. I really think it helped my 2nd pregnancy go so smoothly not to mention it helped keep my stress levels down. But here, in Far Far Away, prenatal yoga is nonexistent. So, I've been meaning to do something about it. Today my chiropractor suggested that I do some stretching to stave off my sciatic nerve. In other words...I realized I needed to get off my bum and create my own at home prenatal yoga program.
HELLO - INTERNET! There are tons of sites out there giving advice on how to practice yoga at home. You can even sign up for an About.com newsletter that will send prenatal yoga specific emails to guide your practice safely while pregnant.
Of course nothing can replace the support of yoga classmates not to mention the importance of the guidance of a yoga teacher. But, for those of us without, well, we must make do. For those of you who are debating whether to consider taking up Yoga I would strongly encourage you to check out a class. Honestly, it can be life altering. Keep in mind, however, that there are lots of different types of Yoga. Some style may be more apt to suit your exercise needs and personality better than another. Take a look into the variety out there before deciding Yoga altogether isn't for you.
Now for you sewers out there be sure to check out yoga positions you can do while seated. Don't let your sewing get ruined by stiff posture...take a break and do some of these!
I'll be making my Baby Boy Quilt Top this weekend...whew hew! Can't wait to show you all pictures on Monday... In the meantime, let me know what you've been doing and add your link below!
- rebecca lynne