In our last blog post we talked about ways you could modify your yoga practice in the first trimester to help account for some of those common aches, pains and discomforts that arise. As we look to the 2nd trimester, many folks consider this to be the honeymoon period. And for many people it feels that way...especially if they have experience nausea, morning sickness and exhaustion in the 1st trimester. That doesn't mean, however that the 2nd trimester is without its own new range of fun experiences to be had in the body. Here are some of the most common 2nd trimester complaints and how to modify your yoga practice to adjust for them:
For many mamas-to-be the first trimester is an overwhelming and potential nerve racking time. Our bodies may very quickly no longer feel our own as the influx of hormones make us feel and behave in ways that distinctly do not feel like "you." The first trimester can be rife with emotional ups and downs triggered not only by the every shifting hormones but also the realization and consequential mental gymnastics that come with even understanding that we are pregnant and what the means.
Not to mention the fact that there is all this crazy stuff going on in our bodies (we're growing a freakin' human!) and yet there is very little to show for it on the outside. In fact, most people in our life yet may not even know. Add on top of that the wonderful side effects of the first trimester: nausea, bloating, low back pain and exhaustion and its no wonder we can feel out of sorts for these first three months.
Wisdom and insight with a dash of humor to help guide you on your journey through motherhood.