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7 Yoga Poses for Mamas-to-Be (and hopeful mamas too!)

After three years of struggling with infertility, I'm so happy to share that I am now 17 weeks pregnant (!!) This process, of both trying to get pregnant and being pregnant, have undoubtedly had huge impacts on my yoga practice. In both instances a softening is required. For me, it meant no hot yoga, no inversions, and no super sweaty sequences: which are all inherently masculine. As you're preparing and creating life, it's time to soften into more feminine practices.

During pregnancy and conception, yoga is a wonderful way to move: it reduces stress, connects body and mind, and stretches the muscles that are working hard to bring new life into this world. However, there are a few things to be mindful of when expecting mamas come to the mat:
Twists: No closed twists where your belly can get compressed and no deep twisting that are super detoxifying in nature (you don't want your body to detox the foreign little embryo that's recently implanted into your system)Pron…

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