Yoga Challenge

The exercise itself takes discipline and practice especially if there are distractions around when there are a lot of people in the room. The individual should pretend no one else is there to be to take advantage of what this exercise has to offer. Yoga has evolved through the years and there are many forms to choose from. 

Among the poses that are usually safe to do throughout one s pregnancy are the Butterfly Stretch, Cobra (faced-down during the first trimester) , Side angle pose, Triangle pose with chair support, Cat-Cow, seated-forward bend, and the standing-forward bend with chair support. It is best to avoid backbends, the camel, headstands, upward bow, one-legged balancing without chair or wall support, and handstands. 

The Shoulderstand Bench- this distributes only a small portion of your weight on your shoulders and neck, thus, strain on these areas could be eliminated. A proper shoulderstand would ease back pains. It also stretches the spine and chest muscles. The Forward Bender- it is very similar to the calf stretcher as it also stretches the calves and hamstrings. 

Decide whether you want to do the said retreat on a specific location or attend to a yoga teacher. 2. If you are still unable to decide between the two options, consulting a friend or relative can help you a lot. 3. Try browsing the internet or magazines and newspapers for retreat programs. 4. After gathering enough resources, identify which program suits you the best. 

During pregnancy, a hormone called relaxin is secreted to help expand the uterus, however this also softens connective tissues, increasing the risk of muscle pulling and other injuries. - You should start doing standing poses with chair support when you hit your second trimester, because this time it would be difficult to maintain balance due to the shifting of your gravity center. 

Snake Pose- Lie down, put legs together and bend knees. Keep feet flat on the floor and your arms by your side. The upper portion of your back should be relaxed. Fill lungs with air. Do some abdominal contractions and hold. Relax. Repeat. These are but a few poses. More are available to be perused on the net.