Thursday, March 1, 2012
Prenatal Yoga, Fast and Free
Last week, I talked about taking and teaching prenatal yoga in a class setting. (Pros of Prenatal Yoga) Of course practicing prenatal yoga at home offers benefits that going to a class can't offer. Like any home practice, at-home prenatal practice will allow you to follow your intuition as to what your body/mind needs and craves. It gives you privacy to work with postures that you may find embarrassing or you may inhibited about doing in a group. You can spend as much or as little time as you need. And it's free!
Whether or not you spend time practicing prenatal postures at home, one thing everyone can do is to pick one or two affirmations to practice every day. This will help to connect you to the experience of your pregnancy to to increase your confidence in the process. You can choose a new one each day or find one that you really resonate with and stick to that every day. Here are a few suggestions:
I am healthy, strong and ready to bring my child into the world.
My heart is open and ready to love my child.
I am a capable and competent parent.
I am the best mom I can be.
About your baby:
Baby, you have a perfect soul and a perfect heart.
You have the world in your hands.
You are a treasure, a gift beyond all measure.
You are filled with love, peace and contentment.
Finally... I had to steal this one from The Help:
“You is kind, you is smart, you is important.”
Yoga for Women
PT for Mothers-to-Be.
Asana Analysis: Queen's Pose
Image from About.com, where you can find more ideas about pregnancy affirmations.