What you will need for this program
Bring a yoga mat if you have one, or simply be on a carpet or the floor.
You’ll need a couple of blankets and pillows (pick a few soft and firm ones). If you have yoga blocks: bring them :). If you don’t: don’t worry. Pillows or even milk packages will do just fine.
We recommend being close to a sofa or wall to use as support for some of the poses we practice. In our second class that focuses more on how to support the pregnant mama during labour, you will need a chair for support as well.
A few words on safety
ALWAYS consult with your physician and follow any medical advice and guidelines that have been provided for you. Sanga Yoga are certified yoga teachers with specialized trainings in pre- and postnatal yoga. However, we are NOT medical professionals, so make sure to follow the protocol that you have been given by your healthcare provider.
Make sure to rest whenever you need to, especially the pregnant mama. Drink lots of water. Take breaks. As a rule of thumb for the pregnant woman – make sure your hips are elevated higher than the knees in any seated position by using one or two folded blankets or a pillow.
If you are experiencing any pelvic girdle pain (bekkenløsning in Norwegian), be mindful of (or completely avoid) any poses that are very open and where you are standing or sitting with the legs out wide. If you have any knee injury or pain, avoid any poses or practices where your knee is in an extreme flexion (such as the pigeon pose). You may instead skip these particular poses, and instead have a break or rest in a seated position or child’s pose, or practice a few cat-cows or seated twists.
Throughout the entire practice – make sure to listen to your own signals and communicate openly and honestly with each other. This is a huge part of the practice in and of itself and will prepare you more than any pose shown in the classes. Always tune in to and primarily follow the pace of the pregnant woman, she leads the way.
ENJOY the practice and this precious journey together as a couple and with your little one(s) floating in the belly.
Theresa & Claudia
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