For women who are pregnant, working out should be taken seriously. Most women do not know what they can and cannot do. In the video below, experts Gillian Clark and Teigh McDonough, the Yoga Booty Ballet girls, tell us why yoga is an ideal exercise when you are pregant. Nine months of pregnancy can seem like an eternity. With pregnancy, you go through drastic changes, from an expanding waistline to lack of energy. Experts agree that continuing with some form of exercise is important for keeping fit and to prepare for birth.
Gillian Clark and Teigh McDonough have created a special class at their Los Angeles gym for women who are expecting. It’s very popular. For those who can’t make it their class, they suggest using the Yoga Booty Ballet series.
Gillian recommends that you be sure to modify some of the moves:
- No twists
- No inversions
- Keep your heart rate under 140.
Also, the DVDs are mostly under 30 minutes. You can wear a heart rate monitor to keep your heart rate in check. Yoga is great for centering your body and calming your mind. Yoga can help you have a healthy and happy pregnancy.With Yoga, you get to work on stamina, strength, stretching, and focus. You need stamina and focus for birth. Yoga has it all!
Experts agree that pregnant women can do yoga all the way until giving birth. Remember, before starting any exercise program while pregnant, check with your doctor.
View the video below to see what Gillian Clark and Teigh McDonough have to say!