What (not) to do in a yoga class
Practicing yoga while pregnant can be great! If you have had a steady practice (2 times a week) over the last 6 months you are welcome to continue your yoga practice.
We see many pregnant women coming to Yoga Moves and we are happy to support you and are dedicated to continuing to support your pregnancy and beyond. If you’re pregnant, you should find a qualified instructor (go to our pregnancy classes!) and check with your doctor before jumping into dynamic yoga. Strong forms of physical yoga may not be appropriate when pregnant.
However, please bear in mind the following guidelines. If you would like some more personal guidance in your pre- or postnatal period, consider booking a private class with our specialised teacher to help you on your way.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Always inform your teacher
Pull them aside (5-10 min) before class if you are pregnant or recently gave birth (please don’t assume we can see it!). This allows the teacher to assist and keep an eye on you when necessary.
Postnatally it is equally important to take care of your pubic bone, pelvic floor, lower back and abdomen as it was during pregnancy. Especially if you are breastfeeding your baby – the hormones involved still keep the ligaments and cartilage loose. Excessive stretching is counterproductive to creating stability around the pelvis, abdomen and back. Postnatally counts: slow is fast! It is much more supportive to strengthen the deeper muscles first to stabilise and strengthen for many years to come. Only then creating strength in the more superficial muscles.
Our postnatal classes we will help you build up strength
and give you guidance with your practice.