Hello dear mama, and welcome to week 18 of your pregnancy journey, and yoga practice!
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Weekly Pregnancy/Baby Update
Your baby’s brain is growing the appropriate neurons that will help develop their 5 senses.
I am fierce
Solar Plexus (Manipura)
Warrior 3 – Virabhadrasana 3
The warrior postures remind us of our strength, our resolve. Stay strong mama! Warrior 3 helps with balance and core strength. Practice either variation, follow your intuition and your balance each day to see how you feel.
Recommended Yoga Class
Welcome to this solar plexus prenatal class – floor core practice. This core practice is SAFE for pregnancy! Yes, you can do core during pregnancy! What we want to avoid are strenuous core workouts that usually have us activating our rectus abdominis (6 pack abs) and lifting away from gravity (think crunches, boat pose, etc.). This class will work our inner abs, our transverse abdominis very gently (think poses like modified side plank, cat/cow, plank). DISCLAIMER: As always, please do what’s best for you in your pregnancy! You and your birth team are the ultimate authorities, I’m just a guide offering options. That being said, let’s do a little core, work our solar plexus energy, take some action, and set a fire within!
*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!
Check in with your personal power and level of control you have over your own pregnancy experience. Where are you taking on what’s not yours? How can you harness your power to help set healthy boundaries during pregnancy?
Please feel free to share your responses below, so we can all help each other on this journey!