What kind of yoga poses can pregnant people do? Am I limited?
WELL WELL WELL I just happen to be 6 months pregnant! What I have found is that every “body” and every pregnancy is different. What works for one person may not work for another. My personal experience is that I am very limited! Shocking blow to my psyche! I did and do not feel good doing much beyond the simple external poses like triangle and ardha chandrasana and warrior two and then some stretches and a little inversion time. At times I enjoyed modified sun salutes. But I also have had pregnant students who practice up to 2 weeks before birth who say that yoga saved them and it felt amazing. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY and what it needs.
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Ask a Yogi Questions were answered by YogaWorks instructor Jesse Schein
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