-Hi, I’m yoga Anna Dioguardi at YogaWorks
here in New York City and currently 14 weeks pregnant
with my first baby, and I’ve been using prenatal yoga as
a way to keep my body toned and limber and my mind
calm. There are other benefits to prenatal yoga as well.
Prenatal yoga can help increase circulation and balance as well
as relieve the typical aches and pains associated with pregnancy.
Today, we’re gonna work on some poses for each trimester
and go over the benefits of each. For the first
trimester, we’re gonna begin with some restorative yoga, which will
to help to relieve any morning sickness or exhaustion that
you may be feeling. And then for the second trimester,
we’re going to rebuild your strength. For the third trimester,
we’re going to work on some poses that will help
you during childbirth. You’ll notice that I’m sitting in pose
now called sukhasana. It’s a cross legged seat, which is
a very comfortable position to be in when you’re expecting.
If you come to sit and you’re very rounded or
you need extra support, you can up to a wall. Good idea to also use a towel or a blanket
so that you can sit up nice and tall. Everything that we’re gonna practice today is perfectly
safe during pregnancy, but please check with your OB/Gyn or midwife
before beginning a yoga regimen. Let’s begin.