Hello dear mama, and welcome to week 20 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
You’re halfway there! Baby can hear and distinguish different voices, weighs around 10 oz, and you may be feeling little baby kicks as well as Braxton Hicks contractions from here on out.
I am steady
Solar Plexus (Manipura)
Humble warrior – Baddha Virabhadrasana
Turn inward, focus on your intuition, your strength, your willingness to adapt and shift to changing circumstances. We remain humble in our practices and lives as things change.
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!
What is your relationship with gratitude? What are you grateful for in your pregnancy? How can you stay in a state of gratitude, and not slip into thoughts of what is missing from your experience?
Please feel free to share your responses below, so we can all help each other on this journey!