Welcome to the Yin Yoga Forum

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

How to teach Yin Yoga to pregnant women

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    YinYoga.com Forum Index -> Yin Yoga for Fertility and Sexual things
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Bernie



Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Posts: 1035
Location: Vancouver

PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:40 am    Post subject: How to teach Yin Yoga to pregnant women Reply with quote

In another venue (FB) the question was asked:
    wondering if anyone has any advice on structuring classes when you have one or a couple of pregnant woman in a class full of mainstream yogis. I just had my first 2 pregnant woman in class after 7 months of teaching and it threw me a bit as I tend to forget things when you don't use it. So i began doing research right after and started questioning what is the best way to structure a class sequence when it seems there are so many Yin poses on the back, belly, twists that are not recommended for pregnancy. I love twists and bananasana but doesn't sound like they would be recommended poses for after first trimester and another of my favorites to put in a class is supported bridge. I know we can use bolsters for sphinx and perhaps a seated twist in place of a reclined twist but any other insight anyone could offer would be wonderful.

Here is the reply from Diana Batts. Enjoy!

    One of the benefits of yin is that there is time to adapt for individual practices. Once you have a few yin asanas to offer to pregnant students, you can still sequence the main group as you like but give pregnant women variations or completely different poses. Of course every woman and every pregnant woman is different. Some women enjoy being on their backs far into their pregnancies - or slightly tipped on their backs - and a gentle twist feels fine. They could explore banana on their sides draped over a bolster. Give them permission to listen to their bodies, come out early, go into squats, wide-kneed child's pose, frog and straddle pose, rest on angled bolsters, or even to move if that's what they need on that day. This week I had two women ready to deliver and the day before a women recently diagnosed with diastasis recti and there was still lots they could do. Remind them to listen to the advice they've been given by their doctors and midwives. After class consider asking them what worked for them and what was challenging so you learn even more.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
EmmaM



Joined: 13 Mar 2018
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Yoga can be a restorative and effective method of keeping the pain and aches of pregnancy at bay. It also helps prepare your body for childbirth. As with any physical activity during pregnancy, you need to ensure that you are practicing yoga safely. Great tips and poses pregnant women should know if you are engaged in yoga practice here. Cheers!
_________________
Fashion is like eating, you shouldn't stick to the same menu.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    YinYoga.com Forum Index -> Yin Yoga for Fertility and Sexual things All times are GMT + 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group



© 2006-2017 yinyoga.com Please view our Terms of Use page for copyright and copyleft information.