Teaching & Practicing Prenatal YOGA

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Yoga Workshop: Teaching & Practicing Prenatal YOGA Orleans Yoga Shala
Ottawa ON Canada
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Ashtanga,Hatha.Boomers(over 50's) Shakti
Orleans Yoga Shala
Teaching & Practicing Prenatal YOGA with Angie Kendrick SunDate: 3/10/2013 From: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Room: Bliss

Modifying Poses to Accommodate the Growing Belly Angie Kendrick RYT200 Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor offers this informative workshop and class on Teaching & Practicing Prenatal YOGA safely

"As long as a teacher understands the anatomical and physiological changes of the pregnant body, and what's safe and not safe, you can really teach a well-rounded class," don't have a problem asking students to hold a pose for a few breaths, feeling the sensation and breathing into it. As long as you watch the students and listen to their breathing, it's okay to challenge them in a safe manner."

Standing poses (Utthita Trikonasana [Extended Triangle Pose], Utthita Parsvakonasana [Extended Side Angle Pose], Virabhadrasana I and II [Warrior I and II Poses], Utkatasana [Chair Pose]) and balance poses such as Vrksasana (Tree Pose), Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose), and Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III Pose) are great for building strength in the legs and increasing circulation to prevent swelling in the feet and ankles—but have students do them at the wall or with a chair, in case they feel unbalanced.

Make sure you know what muscles are working and how to protect them. "Wide-legged standing poses, like Virabhadrasana II, put a lot of strain on the pelvic floor, and it's already strained," Yoga for Pregnancy. instruct pregnant students to modify the poses by sitting in a chair and putting their legs out in Warrior II, so their front thighs are completely supported by the chair. This adjustment allows for hip opening and some weight bearing, but it takes the pressure off the pelvic muscles.

For beginners and experienced. Prepare for labor by maintaining flexibility in the muscles as well as building strength to ensure an easier labor and post-partum recovery.

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