I'm starting anew this year and with my recent pregnancy I really do feel like I am now coming out of a cocoon. My baby is 4 months old and the second half of the pregnancy weight is finally coming off. Yoga and meditation helped me through the pregnancy and are definitely helping now in recovering and keeping my health on minimum sleep.
I just found out that I'm pregnant. My husband & I are so excited! All my life is changing, yoga practice included. Did you know you're body gains about 30% more blood in the first few weeks of pregnancy!?! My heart rate has shot way up and I've started finding myself breathless during practice. As a teacher who likes to give lots of instruction it's been an adjustment to work on calming my breathing and heart rate during practice.
I've been fortunate to not have much in the way of morning sickness, but my stomache is more tender these last few weeks and even at such an early stage I'm finding strong forward folds less practical for me.
I am excited to continue practicing and teaching through-out my pregnancy and we'll see what new insights it brings!
My name is Kristen and I started practicing yoga when I was 15. I've been teaching for 2 and a half years now. This blog is about my experiences as a yoga teacher and practitioner.