PIN IT! I have been having terrible hip pain since my second trimester started. I looked up lots of different ways to alleviate the pain and have made it a mission to try them all. One of the many things people suggested was working out and stretching so I figured what better way than yoga which combines both? David and I try our best to hit up the gym a couple of times a week but I never do any stretching and I definitely haven’t done any yoga in years.
I decided to try out the Mommy Does Yoga’s Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Workout with Julie Schoen DVD since it is geared towards women in all trimesters of their pregnancy. The DVD is roughly 60 minutes long so I decided to start my morning off with so that I didn’t push it off all day. The DVD starts off with relaxing techniques for you and baby to get you ready for the workout. From there Julie slowly and clearly moves into each position and tells you how to modify each pose for comfortability. The vinyasa flow weaves modified yoga poses together to create a workout that feels good while still being effective at keeping and creating muscle tone.
Some pointers I would add is to get some straps and yoga blocks if you’re further along. I totally didn’t even consider having any of these items so I improvised but it definitely would have been helpful to have the real things.
By the end of the workout I felt relaxed, stretched, and the best part, more aligned. This prenatal yoga workout is definitely aimed at keeping women active, comfortable, and relaxed during all stages of pregnancy. So if you’re suffering from back or hip pain during pregnancy I urge you to give this prenatal vinyasa yoga workout a try.
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