You’re pregnant. Congratulations! Have you been taking care of yourself? Going for a walk? Eating right? Taking a pregnancy yoga class? As much as these activities may sound more like a chore for any pregnant mom who wants to eat everything and simply sit, there is nothing better for you than taking care of your body because your body has to be strong to push out new life.
While low-impact aerobics and walking are great for pregnant mommies, yoga is an alternative way to relax, stretch and work your muscles and make your body stronger than it has ever been in your life.
Yoga for pregnant women is a huge industry and sometimes it is hard to sift through all the offerings. Here are a few videos, books, and yoga wear we highly recommend.
Sara Holliday! Know this woman. She is one of the gurus of pregnancy yoga and the great thing about her videos is she has divided them by trimesters because you don’t want to perform difficult yoga poses when you’re about to pop.
Sara Holliday’s Prenatal Yoga: First Trimester DVD
Sara Holliday’s Prenatal Yoga: Second Trimester DVD
Sara Holliday’s Prenatal Yoga: Third Trimester DVD
There are also some very valuable books out there that you should definitely pick up if you would like to shape and tone your body while pregnant.
Yoga in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Yoga for Pregnancy: Ninety-Two Safe, Gentle Stretches Appropriate for Pregnant Women & New Mothers
Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful: Experience the Natural Power of Pregnancy and Birth with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
And how can you do yoga without yoga pants specially fitted for your growing tummy?