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  • in reply to: Week 4 – Yoga Tools #7919
    AnnaTorhagen
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    Here are my class suggestion

    Type of class: A mix of restorative and alignment focus
    Length: 1,5h
    Students: 12 students second and third trimester, one student whith SI instability/pain
    Class focus: connect with your body and its place in nature, connecting whit your inner instincts of the mother. Also focus on upper back stress relief, alignment and pelvic floor.
    Class theme: Dare to connect with the mother within and your body, find alignment and release stress.

    Asana plan:

    Intro
    Seated ujaji breath
    Pelvic circles – mantra i connect to the wisdom of my self, my body and all mothers before me

    Warm up
    Seated spinal flexes/ seated cat cow
    Shoulder rolls
    Neck rolls

    Class focus
    Molasana- pelvic floor aweness
    Forward fold
    Half lift
    Mountain pose- alignment
    Warrior 1 with spinal flex
    Triangle pose
    Goddess pose
    Warrior 1 with spinal flex
    Triangle pose
    Goddess pose
    Forward fold

    Warm down
    Table top -alignment
    Pelvic tilts
    Tabletop/cat
    Melting heart
    Child’s pose- Deep belly breathing
    Seated twist
    Shavasana With mother moon meditation

    End class with mantra singing, Ma

    Note to self: SI pain modifications half molasana on bolster, mountain pose with spinal flex instead of warrior 1, chair pose instead of goddess pose.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by AnnaTorhagen.
    in reply to: Week 3 – Yoga for birth #7796
    AnnaTorhagen
    Participant

    Here is my thoughts about how i would teach and provide the information. I would put in some bits and pieces throughout the course. For example I would do keep ups/ goddess pose or chair pose one time each class to practise stamina over time. I would do fear release meditations in different variations for multiple classes in the course because I think fear is a recurring feeling during pregnancy. I would talk about the benefits of ujaji breath and deep belly breathing before we meditate. I would drop information about how the baby is passing through the birth canal during labour when we do tabletop and talk about ideal positions for birth, and in the same time encourage movement in tabletop position to practice finding out what movements the body needs during labour. Maybe I also would have one class that focus more on birth where I provide more information (a bit like your yoga wisdom for birth) and we would practise stamina positions, deep relaxation and different breathing techniques (deep belly breathing and bee breath)

    in reply to: Week 3 – Yoga for birth #7767
    AnnaTorhagen
    Participant

    Hi Bettina! I was wondering about the last exsercise of week 3, should we post it here in the forum or Is it jus for ourselves? I was also wondering if you have any tips for your students how to remember all the information while in labour? I myself struggled whit that during labour when I turned inwards it was easy to forget things like that you shouldn’t lie on your back to get baby in the right position.

    in reply to: Week 2 – Pregnancy and Postpartum Conditions #7742
    AnnaTorhagen
    Participant

    Hi Bettina, I was wondering if you could tell us a bit more about how you make your classes fit all the different wimmen in different trimesters and with different pregnancy conditions all in the same class? That seems like one of the trickiest parts to me 🙂

    in reply to: Week 1 The Four Trimesters #7676
    AnnaTorhagen
    Participant

    Here is my summery. Please let me know if I missed something.

    This class is made to be safe and feel good during pregnancy but every woman is different so It’s extra important to listen to your body when your pregnant, if a position doesn’t feel good for you take a step back and rest. Please let me know after class so I can help you with some adjustments for next time. When pregnant is not the time to push ourselves, you can see yoga as time to slow down and take care of yourself. Be careful not to overheat, drink a lot of water and slow down if you’re feeling hot. Remember to take it slow so you don’t get dizzy getting in and out of positions.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by AnnaTorhagen.
    in reply to: Opening Circle Sharing #7643
    AnnaTorhagen
    Participant

    Hi, my namn is Anna and i,m 32 years old. Thank you for your stories, they touched my heart. I live in sweden so I hope my english is ok.

    I have two children, one four years old and one four months old. My first pregnancy happened whiteout even trying even though we wanted a baby, the pregnancy was wonderful with just a little nausea. I did a little yoga and some profylax breathing exercises but when I went into labour I wasn’t prepared for the pain at all, I lost control and wasn’t present in my mind. After I got a second degree tare and the pain while stitching was worse then the pain of labour and I feel that I missed out of the happy moment when my baby come up to my chest for the first time. After the love for my baby was amazing even though I had much to learn a about being a mother.

    When It was time for my second child I found out that it was much harder to get pregnant this time. And because of that I found Bettinas fertility yoga And it gave me hope and I learned much about my body. While trying I got pregnant and miscarried but thanks to Bettina I think that I handled it well even though I was sad of course. A couple of months later I got pregnant again and this time all went well. I practiced Bettinas classes throughout the pregnancy (witch also where an ok pregnancy but which SI pain this time). When I went into labour for the second time I was prepared. It was a wonderful experience and I felt so present, this time I did not tare and enjoyed the first happy moment with my new baby. I have healed quickly and felt like myself short after giving birth. It is wonderful to be a mother of two.

    I’m not a yoga teacher yet but want to be in the future, now I’m a preschool teacher and do a lot of yoga with the kids there. I have practised yoga for a about 8 years now. Because I love Bettinas teachings and want to share them her in Sweden I decided that this would be the first step to become a yoga teacher.

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