I had a student recently ask me what poses she should not be doing while pregnant.
I told her what I knew off hand. But I told her I would do some research and let her know the next time I saw her.
So this, of course, has prompted a post.
If you are pregnant you should check in with your doctor and discuss any form of exercise, yoga included. Please make sure to discuss with your doctor since I am not a doctor and I am not your doctor.
After you tell your doctor and partner that you are pregnant you should tell your yoga teacher that you are pregnant. Sometimes we can’t tell because you are so early and/or aren’t showing. And if you are showing, we can’t assume you are pregnant because … what if you’re not …
From my own knowledge, what I have learned from my teachers and the research I have done online, here is some basic information.
Yoga poses you should avoid when pregnant:
- deep twists
- lying (flat) on your back (once into your second trimester)
- lying on your belly (first trimester is likely OK, after that it should be avoided)
- poses that … Continue reading