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04 Jul 2005

sandton
is there any place i can do yoga around sandton during my lunch. is it safe since i am 11 weeks preggies
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Iala, many women find that yoga assists pregnancy for both the carrying period as well as the delivery so this is definitely a good move. I generally don't recommend starting a rigorous practice when you are pregnant (also you might want to wait until the completion of your first trimester to be safe) - the other option would be to seek out a specific prenatal class in your area as these classes are likely to be slower and easier to move into. As a general rule be careful of inversions and balancing postures (as much because of the danger of falling as anything else) and be sure not to place any pressure on the lower abdomen in twists or lotus position. Having said that it is also important to say that there is much diverging and contradictory advice and cautions about pregnancy within the different styles of yoga so always defer to your own body - after all, part of yoga is learning to listen to it... I don't know of specific classes in your area but suggest Link Up magazine, Pregnancy magazines or your local classifieds or asking at local health stores - there is bound to be some classes in the Sandton area.
All the best.
Chris
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