Ashtanga yoga and pregnancy
In general, yoga is a great tool for pregnant women as both postures and breathing techniques can ease discomfort during pregnancy and make the birth easier. However, there are some precautions to take.
Pregnant women that have never practiced Ashtanga vinyasa yoga before should not take up that practice while expecting the baby. Instead it is recommended to attend yoga classes especially for pregnant women. We offer Pregnancy yoga classes in Danish.
On the other hand, Ashtanga vinyasa yoga practitioners that become pregnant should rest in the first trimester but can then continue to practice in the second and third trimester. The general rule is to not add new postures to the practice while pregnant and modify or maybe even skip some of the well-known postures as the belly grows big.
Read more about Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and pregnancy here (in English). For detailed advice in Danish, click here.