1st trimester yoga for morning sickness

When you’re feeling nauseous yoga is the LAST thing you feel like doing. In fact, yoga was the last thing I ever felt like doing in my whole 1st trimester. I was always exhausted, puffy, nauseous and somewhat anxious. I often had to give myself a bit of a pep talk to even unroll my mat.

It might be the last thing you feel like doing, but I can guarantee it will help you feel better. Yoga during the first trimester should be gentle and restorative. We’ll focus on the breath to restore energy and some gentle stretching to open up and release some of the tension that morning sickness can create in the body.

Try holding the following poses for a five full deep belly breaths, or practice along with me in the video.

Yoga for morning sickness

Easy pose with breath awareness.

Bring one hand to the belly and one hand to the heart. Notice where your body expands when you breathe in and allow yourself to relax when you exhale.

Seated butterfly.

Bring the soles of the feet together. Gently draw the knees down towards the floor. You might also like to lean forward slightly to increase the stretch in the inner thigh.

Malasana or low squat

Bring the soles of the feet to the floor. You can sit up on a block or bolster to make this pose more comfortable. Press the elbows into the inside of the knees and press the knees into the elbows to create counter pressure. As you inhale, expand your breath into the low belly.

Wide leg seated forward fold.

Sit flat on the floor or have the hips raised by sitting on a bolster or blanket. Take the legs as wide as you can comfortably. Flex the feet and press the thighs down towards the floor. Bring the hands to the belly as you breathe into the belly.

Brand new to pregnancy yoga? Start by downloading my free guide to learn how to practice safely for you and your baby.

If you practice this class of yoga for morning sickness, I’d love to know what you think. Let me know in the comments below, send me an email or tag me on your instagram. x

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