The first trimester is the most delicate time during pregnancy. It is inadvisable to jolt the pelvis in anyway, therefore some yoga teachers prefer to wait till your second trimester, before you commence yoga practice. If you are concerned, have experienced previous miscarriages, or have undergone IVF, it is advisable to follow this suggestion. However, if you are reasonably fit and have had no previous issues, then prenatal yoga may be safe for you, even in your first trimester – as long as you avoid certain postures, which your teacher will advise you of.
About the Author: Allannah Law
Allannah has been a Certified Yoga Teacher since 2006, a Certified Yoga Therapist since 2015, and has been practicing Yoga since 1999. She specializes in yoga for women. Her greatest expertise is in Yoga for Fertility, Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Yoga for Endometriosis and Therapeutic Yoga. Allannah brings to her teaching over 15 years of personal study in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been proudly mentored by Yoga Australia Director and former Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy President, Leigh Blashki, since 2005. Allannah’s formal study as a Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist was at one of only two Australian Government accredited courses in Australia.