Tonight I’m off to my first pregnancy yoga class as recommended by the lovely Tegan Haining at Bodyism. She suggested it would be a good way to connect with my body and baby and help stretch out any kinks caused by my growing bump, so I listened and I’m all signed up and ready to go.
The class is especially aimed for pregnant women, which can help correct any posture problems as well as help to boost circulation and help with fluid retention. I’m also hoping it will help me to relax a little and concentrate on my breathing.
Here are a few key pieces of kit that I will be taking and wearing to my first yoga class. I’ve been to a few in the past so I’m hoping that I will make these a regular thing and meet some other expecting mums in the area too.
These leggings are super supportive and not see through in any way – which is great for the person doing yoga behind me! They also have a flattering fold down waist band which supports and moves with my ickle bump and isn’t restrictive in any way. (www.tlcsport.co.uk)
My Liforme Yoga Mat
This well cushioned, ultra grippy yoga mat is a few inches wider and longer than regular yoga mats making it handy for us women carrying a few extra pounds. It’s also PVC-free so it doesn’t contain any nasty ‘heavy metals’ and has markings on it so you can check your alignment during your poses.
I will of course also be armed with a big water bottle to keep me hydrated throughout the session, a towel and a piece of fruit incase I need to raise my blood sugar levels during or after the class.
I’ll give you a full verdict of the class soon – has anyone else tried yoga when pregnant?