saturday morning i went to my first prenatal yoga class at my very favorite studio, beloved yoga. it was amazing to be in a room full of other pregnant women, all of us there to connect with ourselves and our growing babies. the yoga itself was very gentle and relaxing and also quite challenging at times. moving from downward dog into plank was both soothing and difficult with the extra weight i'm carrying in my tum. the lunges were awesome and i'm still feeling them in my quads this morning. one posture we did was called "baby dancer" which inevitably brought a smile to my face. it was tough to do with the weight of my belly being pulled by gravity but i was amazed at how centered and peaceful i felt balancing in this position. i am definitely heading back to this class as much as possible and highly recommend yoga to every runner, pregnant or not!
i'm not sure i looked this graceful, however!
|me and Paul after our first run together (12 miles)|