Hello dear mama, and welcome to week 12 of your pregnancy journey, and yoga practice!
Here you will find bonus content for my Week by Week Pregnancy Yoga Journal (scroll down to download it for FREE if you haven’t already!).
Weekly Pregnancy/Baby Update
Most of the baby’s vital organs and systems have already formed! You are nearing the end of your first trimester and hopefully feeling more energized and less nauseated!
I am serene
Table Top/Cat Cow –
Coming to all fours is an option instead of downward facing dog when needed. Practice cat/cow for spinal flexion, core toning, and heart opening.
Recommended Yoga Class
I loved about 10 minutes of movement on days when I didn’t feel like doing much. I created this class with the first trimester in mind (those it’s appropriate for all trimesters with modifications) because I was SO tired, I couldn’t do much more than a quick 10 minute, easy class. *Did you know – most women experience the most amount of fatigue in their first trimester?!* This was news to me! I figured I’d be most exhausted in my third trimester, but not so much! In the first trimester our bodies are working SO hard, doubling cells every single day. The baby grows SO fast, of course this takes a lot out of us. So I slept as much as I could (sometimes 12 hours a day!), but I still enjoyed getting on my mat for very easy practices, like this one. I also experienced a bit of nausea and I always felt better when I went for a walk or met my mat for even a few minutes of breathing and simple postures. *BONUS MATERIAL* – My dog, Artemis, makes an appearance around the 7 minute mark! =D
*I am constantly updating recommended classes as I add more yoga classes to my YouTube library! Check back often for updates!
**Every body, woman, practice, and pregnancy is different. If the suggested class for this week does not suit you this week for any reason, please feel free to look for a different one on my YouTube channel. Trust your body and listen to your birth team!
What are you resisting in your pregnancy experience so far? How can you invite in every aspect of this journey, so you have the full experience, the good and the bad?
Please feel free to share your responses below, so we can all help each other on this journey!