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Safe Prenatal yoga for core strength – 15min

This is a beautiful short sequence that will safely strengthen the core muscles of the body (pelvic floor, transverse abdominus, obliques, back and glute muscles) without engaging the most superficial layer (rectus abdominus).  It is important to maintain and develop tone around the torso of the body to assist in a healthy pregnancy as well as for post-partum recovery.

This sequence is suited to 1st & 2nd trimester (and early 3rd trimester depending on how you are feeling/level of practice). This is NOT recommended for women who are experiencing any complications in their pregnancy. Always check with your doctor or prenatal care provider before beginning any exercise program.

Level: 1st, 2nd trimester & early 3rd trimester
Props: 1-2 blocks and cushions or bolster

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15min Neck, shoulder and upper back yoga sequence

This is a beautiful short practice that will release tension in the neck, shoulders and upper back & will help you feel more ease and spaciousness in your body and mind. It is a fully accessible practice, suitable for absolute beginners, right through to the advanced practitioner. It can be done seated on the floor, or in a chair – perfect for a quick break in your office chair to release any tension built up working on your computer.