8 Tips for Teaching Prenatal Yoga
While yoga has grown in global acceptance over the years, more expectant mothers are choosing to take part in the classes but Instructing prenatal yoga class is undoubtedly overwhelming if you are not really trained to teach thethis type of yoga. All the same, with the following tips you can gain knowledge of the essentials of prenatal yoga.
Do not totally neglect twists.
Twisting from the waist is not encouraged during a prenatal yoga session as the child development makes the pelvic ligaments prone to being over stretched to the point of tearing. Rather than deep twists, shoulder twists should be encouraged, for instance a seated twist, that allows student face forward while over looking their shoulder.
Give attention to the oblique muscles.
While the child occupies an increased space in the abdominal area, it is advisable to stay away from basic workout routines that can raise the chances of abdominal separation. It is a great idea to give attention to the oblique muscles. Another good suggestion is side-leg lifts which also works the oblique muscles with less strain to the abdominal muscles.
Stay away from vulnerable poses and inversions.
Expectant mothers should generally stay away from poses done on the stomach like the Cobra pose. Other than the realization that these seem quite uneasy for them, they should by all means refrain from them because they place excessive stress on the baby as well as the mothers back. As a substitute, seated forward folds, like Seated Straddle pose are great.
Even though there are a great number of expectant mothers who insist on getting the benefits associated with inversions it is advisable to refrain from such as the circulation and lung ability are decreased as the child keeps growing. The best idea is a Bridge pose with the help of blocks.
Attempt Savasana on your side
Expectant mothers that have exceeded 20 weeks of pregnancy should not attempt lying down on their back as it could make oxygen supply completely cut off to the child. Hence, it is advisable to take a rest in Savasana on their side as opposed to their back.
Give emphasis more on hip openers.
Just as babies develop they put a lot of pressure on their mother’s body. The most affected part of the body are usually the back hips and hamstrings hence concentrating on hip openers really helps to open up and reduce tension in these spaces, in addition this practices helps prepare the body for labor and subsequent delivery.
It is also advisable to practice Pigeon pose as it reduces tightness in the hips, makes space for the baby by expansion of the spine and gives a chance for a pause, so the expectant mother can actually connect her breath and body.
Breathing exercises are great.
Making an effort to tune into the breath to discharge anxiety or fatigue that exist in the mind along with tension in your body is an all-important asset at the time of pregnancy
Don't put aside squats.
Squatting is truly the most effective activities for a pregnant woman as it helps open up the pelvic floor and hips which ultimately increases flexibility all through pregnancy making it possible for a more convenient delivery. Thankfully, there are a number of squatting poses in yoga starting from seated squats to standing squats.
Incorporate more props.
Props especially blocks and bolsters have great benefits when it comes to yoga practice for expectant mothers.They are very helpful particularly in the second and third trimester.