This lady, two rows in front of me is about half way through the most phenomenal transformational time of her life and I guess her to be about 20 weeks pregnant. The teacher is carrying on with her class like she doesn’t exist as she tries to work around the belly and her baby… I have to physically stop myself from getting up, interrupting the class, to go help her and guide her through this (and not educate the teacher on how to include preggie yogis).
Dear mommie to be, why are you in my regular practise class? Do you not know that you are connected, physically plugged in, to the Source of Creation? You are embodying pure prana and pure Shakti energy. A regular yoga class is not the place to honour and explore this dimension of existence. You are on a different planet, energetically, mentally and emotionally, and yes, maybe the physical aspect of the practise is beneficial, but what you need, dear mama, is a proper well structured, well guided class. A class that is customised especially for your expectant body. Don’t pretend that being pregnant is not the most amazing life changing thing that will happen to you. Do not believe the ‘norm’ that is just something to get through. I know you know how you want to raise this child, and want to give birth. But also remember that we are not living in tribal times and the support that we once knew, is sparsely scattered.
I don’t want to tell you about the benefits of yoga during pregnancy because you can find tons and ton of information on the internet. I DO NOT want to convince you that preggie yoga is the best thing for you during the three trimesters (and even fourth trimester). I DO want to tell you that these 40 odd weeks, will be the most profound time in your life (until baby comes of course), and that you need to find ways to tap into it as often and as efficiently as possible. Yoga is a good way.
If you’re keen on joining a class, let me know.
"My sessions with Rulene are absolutely invaluable. She's helped me cope with the crazyness that is my life :)"
"From 14 weeks to 38 weeks I had a once (sometimes twice) a week preggy yoga session with Rulene. After our sessions, I was more relaxed, more comfortable and I had a bit more energy. Going to yoga with Rulene was such an important form of therapy for me, physically and mentally. I would 150% recommend preggy or any other form of yoga with Rulene. She is a divine yogi, mother and friend!"
"Rulene, has really improved my health, the method she uses is extremely calming to the body and mind, helps with stress and anxiety. The breathing techniques she uses is extremely helpful. I felt calm and at peace after my sessions.
I highly recommend Rulene.
Lisa Brits - Northriding