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Teaching to Prenatal Students: How the Pregnant Body Feels

Pregnant woman outsideAs a yoga teacher looking out at a group of prenatal students, it can be difficult to determine what your students need from you on any given day. Your students will most likely be in different trimesters. Some students may have aches and pains, while other students will be full of energy and ready to practice more vigorously. One way to help guide you is to put yourself in their shoes before you begin class, reminding yourself of what it might be like to be pregnant.

Unfortunately, placing yourself in their shoes isn’t as easy as it sounds. Ask a pregnant woman how she feels in her body and the answers will be wide and varied. Continue reading