27 October 2008

Namaste What??

Tonight I took my very first prenatal yoga class. I will admit, I was extremely nervous before going to the class. I have never done yoga before and the thought of trying something and not being very good at it scares me...A LOT. (Uh, am I scared to be a mom? Definitely.)

Anyway, the class was wonderful. There were only two other women in the class. One is 18 weeks pregnant and the other is at 29 weeks. Our teacher is young and made me feel very comfortable as a first-timer. I was nervous that the people in the class would be all hardcore. I mean, my teacher's middle name is "tree" for goodness sake. Tree?

The class was incredibly relaxing. We did a lot of stretching and hip exercises that I hope will be useful in childbirth. We also did a lot of exercises to help us use our legs more which will help take some of the stress off the back.

I don't know if I buy in to the whole yoga goal, but I do know I would rather go there than to the gym and move endlessly on the elliptical and treadmill machines!

On another prenatal note...I scheduled our next ultrasound for Wednesday, November 19th. We should be able to find out then if we are having a boy or a girl! 22 more days!

4 comments:

Marissa and Scott said...

That's so cool that you're trying prenatal yoga. I thought about it a few times but never got up the courage to try it out. You'll have to let me know if you think it helps you (in pregnancy and delivery) - maybe I'll try it next time. :) And I can't wait to find out if I'm going to be welcoming a niece or nephew. So many things to be excited about either way! :) We seriously can't wait to see you when you get here for Thanksgiving!

Amanda said...

Even if it doesn't help that much during the birth, the relaxation process of it is worth it. I almost wish that I could do the class from 8 to 9pm because I would just come home and sleep!

We can't wait to see you guys at Thanksgiving! We'll know then what we are having!

Nazneen said...

I'm so proud of you for trying yoga!! Look at the the newest brownie in Cali...you have to call me when your free I would love to catch up. Also, this blog is great I use it to keep as close tabs on you as possible! Miss you tons!

Jillian said...

Duuuude, I have the DVD from when I was pregnant with Ellie. Unfortunately it is still unopened....I preferred to get my exercise by using the "oral tradition". No you perv, I lifted the fork to my mouth ALOT.
I think I'll try it out this time. You'll have to let me know what you think after a few weeks.