Home Yoga Practice
Practicing yoga at home can be whatever you would like it to be. Slow and gentle, fast flow, short, long, props, no props - it's yours to enjoy. Setting up a space for yourself to do this can be helpful too. There is no right or wrong with it, it doesn't need to be perfect. Often I end up just placing a mat amongst the chaos my kids have created. If I'm just trying to get a quick stretch in then it's fine...it can make for a more challenging practice though.
I have included the sequence from our class practice for you to build upon, change or use as a starting point. You can practice it as one entire session or smaller sequences. The difference 5 minutes yoga can make to your day/mood/physicality of pregnancy is quite remarkable.
You can use anything that works for you; rolled up towels and blankets, pillows, cushions, a chair, a birthing ball - anything that makes you feel comfortable. Including the environment around you, for instance, if you are unwinding at the end of the day, use candles or soft lighting, any scents/aromas that you find pleasant. If you are practicing at the start of your day, you may want to let the natural light in, have a window open to enhance your experience. You can play music, any music you like...or you can enjoy the silence. Feel free to add a little self-massage into your practice, have a drink nearby to you can keep hydrated. I remember the delicate balance between keeping hydrated and having a small head pushing on my bladder.
Some of the sequence can even be practice in bed or on a chair. Yoga does not have to be seated in easy pose on the floor. As long as you are breathing - you are practicing yoga. All of the above are just suggestions, they are not something you have to do. It's about what you feel comfortable with and it's also a time for you to enjoy with your growing baby.
"Yoga does not transform they way we see things, it transforms the person who sees" - BKS Iyenger