Category Archives: Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga Series – Skandasana

Skandasana, or side lunge, is a wonderful pose for opening the hips during pregnancy and building core strength in a gentle way. Opening the hips can provide physical relief as well as emotional relief. Oftentimes when we are stressed, we carry that stress around in our bodies, creating tension throughout the body that can cause […]

Prenatal Yoga Series: Warrior II

Building strength is as important during pregnancy as it is during any other period in a woman’s life. Warrior II pose, or Virabhandrasana II as it’s also known, is great for building leg strength and for improving your endurance. Focusing on the breath can help you hold the pose longer, which is useful when applied […]

Prenatal Yoga Series – Vriksasana (Tree Pose)

So many things escape us during pregnancy. Sleep, wine, our pee… our balance is just one of many. But you can work on regaining some balancing skills through Yoga. Tree pose is the quintessential Yoga pose for a fairly good reason. Not only is it accessible to everyone thanks to its many different modifications, it […]

Too strong for labor?

  I remember one moment very clearly in our birth course at the hospital: the nurse had just explained the process of birth. The contractions, how the baby descends, all that good stuff. My husband looked at me and said “The uterus is a big muscle? This is going to be so easy for you! You’re […]

Prenatal Yoga Series – Tadasana

Ah, Tadasana (or Mountain Pose as it’s better known). Often overlooked for its importance (let’s face it, it’s not very exciting), Tadasana is actually an incredibly important pose during pregnancy. It is the perfect position for working on correct alignment as well as countering fallen arches in your feet. We’re all guilty of standing poorly […]

Prenatal Yoga Series – Gate Pose

Gate pose (or Parighasana) gives you the chance to focus on some much needed stretching to the sides of the body, something that provides so much relief to women during pregnancy. As your baby grows, you might be feeling overwhelmed by how much space baby is taking up inside you. Give yourself a moment to […]

Prenatal Yoga Series – Crescent lunge

Our prenatal Yoga series continues with Crescent lunge. Crescent lunge (or High Lunge) is a great way to build leg strength and work on balance during pregnancy. It can be useful if you’re suffering from sciatica, something that a lot of women deal with during pregnancy. You can move into Crescent lunge in two ways. […]

Nadi Shodhana – Alternate Nostril Breathing

Part of any complete yoga series includes a focus on breath work and our prenatal yoga series is no different. We decided to launch our series with a breath technique specifically because working with your breath during pregnancy is so important. Nadi Shodhana is a great way to calm your mind, your body and your […]