Relaxin Hormone and Yin Yoga

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Relaxin Hormone and Yin Yoga

elaxin Hormone and Yin Yoga
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Does anyone who is knows what Yin Yoga is know if it's ok to do while pregnant? The thing with Yin Yoga is you stay 3-5 minutes and go very deeply into each pose. With Relaxin released in the body, I know the woman needs to be careful not to overstretch...so not sure if Yin Yoga is ok the way it is, or needs to be modified. Thanks in advance for any help Axinja
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Sun, Nov 13 2011 7:37 AM In reply to
divineworks

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Hi Axinja, I am a Yin Yoga tutor and Pregnancy Tutor also. I don't teach any Yin Yoga in my Pregnancy classes. You are absolutely right - the relaxin is already doing the job of stretching the pelvis, and I think it would over-do it to use Yin Yoga at this time. I prefer to teach more fluid, flowing movements as I think this is more suitable for the pregnant body. The only case where I may use a yin pose on an individual basis would be to open up the sacrum, if needed, by using Baddha Konasana (Butterfly in Yin Speak!) for 3-5 minutes. Hope this helps, Julie x

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Sun, Nov 13 2011 11:12 AM In reply to
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Hi Julie, Thanks so much, really appreciate the quick response. I will resist temptation and save Yin for later...:-) namaste Axinja
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