Hello dear mama, and welcome to week 33 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
Baby is large enough now to displace your organs – you may feel pressure on your bladder, digestive issues from everything being squished, and pelvic pressure from added weight as well.
I am conscious
Third Eye (Ajna)
Pyramid pose – Parsvottanasana
Widen your stance as far as you need to for balance. Try different levels of blocks as your belly grows. This pose strengthens your legs and core, as well as your focus. Tap into your intuition as you hold and breathe.
Recommended Yoga Class
I hope you are feeling so good today. You are creating life – what a miracle! You are doing so much hard work, and if no one has told you lately – you’re doing a great job! This class is made for the 3rd trimester (but is suitable for any trimester) to open the hips. Our bodies begin to naturally open up, our hips getting wider during pregnancy and our joints loosening. The hormone, relaxin, helps to open and release our tendons and ligaments, especially in the hip region to allow the baby to pass smoothly through the pelvis. We can help this process along by paying attention to our muscles in the area, by strengthening and stretching, and getting ready for birth. This prenatal yoga class for hips will also help alleviate any pain or pressure you might be feeling. So come on in, jump on your mat, and let’s breathe into our hips together!
*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!
Explore your triggers surrounding birth? What are things you hear that trigger you? Look deep within – what is already within you that allows this to trigger you? How can you release these triggers?
Please feel free to share your responses below, so we can all help each other on this journey!