Hello dear mama, and welcome to week 23 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
While the baby’s facial features, organs, systems and limbs are all formed and growing, they are very pale so far. Baby’s don’t produce much melanin in utero, but you will see their coloring form over the first few weeks of life.
I am loved
Standing half forward fold – Ardha Uttanasana
This posture opens our heart up as we open the backside of the body. Continue to open yourself up to love, to discipline, to change. Play with the levels of your blocks or rest hands on the shins.
Recommended Yoga Class
If you are taking this class into your second trimester – congratulations! You made it! The first trimester can be full of so much exhaustion, nausea, and not to mention emotional and hormonal upheaval! Once I hit my second trimester, I’ll be honest, I did not get much energy back. But my spirit was fired up to get into action! I started eating healthier again (the first trimester had me eating a lot of toast, apples, and peanut butter!), practicing more yoga, walking, and just getting back to life. Allow this class to stimulate your core, fire up your digestive system, and juice up your solar plexus, your action center. You have plenty of time to get great eating habits and yoga practice habits going. We’ve got this!!
*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!
Pregnancy, birth, and motherhood is a time of transformation for women. How can you allow the difficult experiences to transmute into new life lessons? How can you welcome in the hardships of pregnancy to build character in you?
Please feel free to share your responses below, so we can all help each other on this journey!