Disclosure: The team atÂ MyYogaWorksÂ offered me a six-monthÂ trial subscription for their online program for an honest review.
Y’all. We are now at Week 30. Everything is taking longer for me to do – lying in bed, getting up from bed, bending down, walking. Walking, for god’s sake! I hold my belly when I get up from my desk chair.
Journey to Birth – Prenatal Yoga Series
Enter prenatal yoga. I’m sure you know or have visited a YogaWorks studio before. They have created an online membership/program called MyYogaWorks, which allows you to pick and choose different yoga classes and you can take them anytime you want to. (This is fabulous because I hate having to show up at a studio at 6pm, when everyone and their mother are trying to get in after work.)
I’ve gone through six classes already and found that I like running through theÂ intermediate and advancedÂ Second Trimester classes. Those and the Third Trimester classes remind me of my current prenatal class in the studio. My second favorite is the Beginner Quick Prenatal Practice which is only 23 minutes long. Yeah!
If you haven’t noticed yet, prenatal yoga classes are like subtle reminders on working on your breathing. Those sneaky yogis! They are trying to help you prep for labor!
My baby bumpÂ forces me to modify poses and MyYogaWorksÂ teacher Patti Quintero shows different ways of getting to the right pose. What I appreciate most is that the classes feature a pregnant yogi in the video. Yes, a real pregnant person doing real yoga! Not some hungry model with a pillow taped to her gut. #sideeye
One other big factor that gives this series a thumbs up from me is that the instructor Patti does not sound like a high-pitched Disney starletÂ or Tony Horton. I don’t needÂ a peppy instructor – she’s got a calm voice, her instructions are clear, and there’s no stereotypical yoga music on. It’s just her voice. No music. I don’t need to hear bells ringing or people chanting.
You’ll see the classes recommend having props ready – I don’t have a yoga bolster, but I do have sofa pillows, blankets, and a strap. You may want to invest in a yoga block if you do more yoga at home.
My recommendation is that you watch a video first and then replay it for practice. Even if you skip a little in your preview, at least you’re not straining your neck and pausing every five seconds to see the next pose. “Previewing” the videos will get you used to the names of the poses if you’re not familiar with yoga.
Sorry for the blurry photos below. I couldn’t get good pic of myself – self-timers aren’t the best when your camera doesn’t know what to focus on. Excuse the mess in our apartment – you’ll see lots of Spawn gifts accumulating. IÂ use my iPad to follow along.
Other Courses for Non-Preggos
You don’t have to be pregnant to sign up for MyYogaWorks! There areÂ over 500Â yoga classes you can choose from. There’s a whole series called Road Trip Yoga!Â There’s a 2-minute practice for you Road Rage people! Learn tree pose! If you have a flat ass or hunchedÂ shoulders because you sit on your chair for hours at a time, staring at the computer, check out Office Yoga! The instructor is sitting at a desk, too!
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What are you waiting for? Get started on your MyYogaWorks subscription and get all bendy for summer!
Big thanks to the team at MyYogaWorks for my trial subscription! Spawn also thanks you for opening up my hip joints.
Yoga on, dudes.
Disclosure: I was offered aÂ six-monthÂ trial subscription for their online program for an honest review. Post contains affiliate links.