Squatting is one of the best things we can do to take care of the hip joint, and all the muscles, fascia and tissue surrounding it. Watch the tutorial, then try the classes below that incorporate this pose into a complete practice.
For Mamas to be who want a little extra strength and a little flexibility! A nice well-rounded practice that can be done through any trimester. Feel free to modify any poses that you need to as you go! This practice will help you feel more centered, balanced and connected to yourself and your little human. Enjoy!
Feel a bit tight, sore or sluggish in your pregnant body? This class is perfect to help you feel strong, grounded and open again! Modifications are given so you can adjust this flow to your second or third trimester. We move through sun salutations and hold standing poses to cultivate strength. A relaxing pigeon pose helps to free tension in the hips. Finishing hamstring and hip openers help to soothe the body and mind. Enjoy Mamas!
In this second round of booty building yoga we’ll warm up the glutes and thighs with leg pulses on the knees. Then move into a heat building standing sequencing sure to tone and tighten. While your mind works to smooth out the movements, your body will be working with your awesome smooth curves.
If you have tender knees, the safest and simplest way to build strength is on your back. Then it's time to engage gravity from sitting and standing positions with neutral legs. I am sitting on 2 blocks to start this session, but you can sit in a chair instead and get the same benefits. We'll use the wall to shift weight out of the knees while finding the right amount of movement that builds strength without strain. Root down into your feet and rise up out of your seat to power up your legs. Feel yourself getting stronger, gaining more movement and fluidity as you stick to this practice. It's simple but not easy for any body, but your knees are worth it!
Dive deep into the hips in this fiery flow. Let go of the emotional stress that's held in the body's largest joint by stretching into deep malasanas and sinking into juicy lizard poses, all while building heat and strength. Connect to your body and move intuitively. There will be an opportunity to float on your hands in Bhujapidasana, open up your heart in camel, fire up your core in navasana, and of course melt the outside world away in forward folds. Two blocks recommended but not required.
Flow through a safe but still challenging practice, great on days when you feel more energized (perfect for those of you in the 2nd trimester)! Some yoga experience recommended. Namaste pregnant yoginis!
Sweat, move, flow, and open your hips in this right-to-the-hips-of-it practice! Explore half moon, warrior 2, malasana, side plank, pigeon and more. This practice will leave you feeling clear minded, relaxed & strong!