During the first three months of pregnancy, your body goes through significant changes. You feel different inside. Your body gives you clues as to how you are doing. In yoga practice, you want to listen to your body. The challenge that may present itself in prenatal exercise is knowing your limitations. You may think you know your body’s capabilities well and what you can and cannot do. However, as your body changes, so will your ability to do certain things.
Your body knows best. If you want to practice yoga during your pregnancy, be sure to talk about your plans with your prenatal health-care provider first.
If you have morning sickness and experience nausea in your first trimester, your body is indicating to you to take it easy. You may want to excuse yourself from classes. Also, you may want to consider taking a less intense course if you aren’t feeling well. Morning sickness usually subsides during the second trimester. You might want to wait until then to start with yoga exercises. However, the important thing is to listen to what your body tells you; this is key.
You want to let your instructor know that you are pregnant. Modifications may be required. Your instructor will be the best person to help you with that. If you are more comfortable doing yoga at home with videos, be sure that you get ones appropriately designed for prenatal practice.
The uterus is somewhat small during the first trimester. The pelvis protects it. During the first three months, should not have to be concerned about compression but be advised that if you feel uncomfortable, remain cautious. You do not want to look for advancement in your yoga practice during the first trimester. You want to take time to get in tune with your body. Doing prenatal yoga means there is even more necessity than regular practice to listen to your body and adapt to what it wants to do.