05 Jun Yoga & Pregnancy
Whist teaching Yoga every day and keeping the pregnancy quite from my Yoga students (so no more rocking bow and hard core Yoga abs for a little while) working through the tiredness in the evenings and the lack of appetite to begin with but constantly wanting water and more and more and more water. I finally started to get a hang of things.
Realizing that doing the Yoga every day in fact kept me pain free, helped me sleep better, kept me strong and making sure the circulation was good within the body I continue full steam ahead. Ran both my Yoga Retreats in the UK whilst 33 pregnant and in Turkey on my cut off week to fly where I actually did have to step up the pace as I was joined by many other Yoga Teachers who were my students on the Retreat and became good friends which I realize now some of them also wanted the same thing then (a baby) so our energy’s would have attracted each other.
Nutrition was a very big part of my pregnancy. I drank constantly as I was now not just drinking for myself but also for my happy bouncy baby, who definitely was a happy bouncing baby (the mid wives told me every time I went for my checkup) We are more than 70% water and so was my baby so water was essential. I didn’t have one ounce of fluid retention during pregnancy because my body was getting enough fluids. Also certain foods left my diet and certain foods entered but I have always been a vegetarian and that also helped with the pregnancy.
No sickness, no fluid retention, hardly any pains, loved my pregnancy and I do believe my Yoga esp. teaching up till 2 days before my son was born was the reason.
The other most important thing! No matter what, I remained happy and positive. Whoever and whatever situation came my way with a negative energy, I remained on my lifted one.