Effective Exercises for Those Crucial Months – Pregnancy Yoga
If you want to know how yoga will help you manage pregnancy better, take a class of private pregnancy yoga in London. Opting for a one-on-one session with a professional instructor is great for beginners who are not comfortable doing poses in front of other students. It is also the best alternative for those whose schedules don’t allow them to attend regular yoga classes. Here are just some of the poses that you will likely learn from your private class:
- Agnistambhasana (ankle to knee pose)
This pose helps relieve back pain as well as the tension in the piriformis and glutes, which is often experienced by a pregnant woman. It is similar to a cross-legged position, but your left knee and foot rests on the top of the right knee and foot. After a few seconds, you will switch leg placement. Your shoulders must be relaxed the whole time.
- Eka Pada Kapotasana (pigeon pose)
This pose also addresses back pain issues like Agnistambhasana does; the only difference is that it also targets the hips. You will also start in a sitting position. Then, you will bend the right leg and extend the other leg. Try to make your upper body face to the right while keeping your left leg relaxed. If your belly allows you to bend forward, then do so. If not, just remain in that pose for a minute. Afterwards, do the same with the other leg.
- Mālāsana (yoga squat)
A yoga squat may be a bit harder to do when you are 15 lbs heavier, but this will make you feel good as it opens your hips. Not to be done though towards the end of pregnancy.
- Supported Matsyasana (supported fish pose)
This supported back bending exercise is a back-opener that provides instant relief for back pain and other pains that make you uncomfortable. You need two yoga blocks to do this. The first block is for your mid-back while the second block is for your neck and head.
Private pregnancy yoga in Londonis easier to book than ever. You can find an instructor who can come to your home, office, or wherever you are—someone whom you can really trust with your pregnancy journey. Simply search online and look for a website that allows you to book professional pregnancy yoga teachers across Central London.
About the author:
Founder of Pommama, Maria Kondrashova, spent ten years running an event management company, a business, which took her all over the world. Maria practiced yoga as an antidote to her busy transatlantic career, but became seriously hooked on its mind and body benefits when decided to have a baby. Limited availability of studio classes and huge variability in quality of private teachers, motivated Maria to launch Pommama project.
Pommama provides private one-on-one pregnancy yoga classes in your own home or workplace in Central London at a time convenient to you. At Pommama, our aim is to help you achieve harmony of mind, body and spirit during one of the most important private journeys of your life - pregnancy through to birth.