Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ahhh...Feeling Zen

After having my name on the waitlist for several months, I finally attended my first prenatal yoga class this past Thursday. The class is sponsored by the hospital I will be delivering at and is held each Thursday evening for a six week period.

I've never taken a single yoga class in my life, although I've always wanted to, so I had no idea what to expect going in. Let me tell you, I've been missing out!

Our class was small; kept to a maximum of 15 students at a time. The instructor was fantastic and extremely encouraging. Not only did she explain what we were doing each step of the way, but she also explained why each pose/movement was beneficial during pregnancy and labor. I feel as if I learned so much in only an hour!

I'll admit that I felt a bit sore for a few days afterward as I can't even begin to tell you the last time I actually stretched a single muscle in my body, but I feel fabulous now. It was so nice to get away sans toddler for a bit and concentrate solely on myself and the baby (who, by the way, Mike and I have nicknamed Deuce for the time being). It's been so long since I last worked out that I left feeling great about both myself and the pregnancy.

I'm greatly looking foward to my next class and can only hope that there will be room on the roster for me to sign up for the next six week session once this one ends.


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