No postures should be done which cause compression on the diaphragm and heart.
In backbends, don't push hips forward of knees.
In backbends, stretch upward and back with the upper spine; when coming up
bend the knees to relieve back pressure.
Moderate heat is okay from the beginning. Separate feet slightly in standing poses.
In forward bends keep knees open.
No head to knee pose, separate leg forehead to knee, or rabbit.
Also no cobra, locust, full locust, bow.
Rest on your side in between postures rather than on your back.
Long, deep, slow breathing in easy sitting position is relaxing for mom and baby.
Practice at about 50% of your capacity and never to exhaustion.
• Be sure to stay well-hydrated.
• Practice in a cooler area of the room or by the door. Feel free to leave class anytime to cool down.
• From the second trimester on, practice standing postures with your feet six inches apart for stability.
• No forward compressions or belly-down postures after the first trimester. Ask your teacher for modifications.