Beginners Christian Prenatal Yoga

care for your body + prepare for childbirth + connect with God

Flow Description

This beginners prenatal yoga video is a great introduction to the benefits (and modifications) of practicing yoga during your pregnancy, with a Scriptural emphasis throughout.

We use two sets of props for this practice: a blanket and two yoga blocks. Here is a link to the blocks I’m using in the video – they’re super affordable and lightweight and make a BIG difference in your yoga practice.

The first few minutes of the video provide an introduction to yoga and explanation of the specific areas of our body we’ll be focusing on in prenatal yoga to help prepare for childbirth. Then we move into a 30 minute gentle yoga practice full of seated and standing poses, and then a final supported relaxation at the end to help you relax and connect with God more deeply.

Scripture

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” {Philippians 4:6-7 NLT}

“Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].” {1 Peter 5:7 AMP}

Questions

  1. What feels heavy or burdensome in this moment? Maybe it’s the weight of expectation or worries about all the uncertainty of the future. See if you can acknowledge one or two things that just feel heavy as you come to your mat.
  2. How can you surrender those worries, breath by breath, and exchange them for peace?

Prayers

Father, thank you for your presence, right here, right now. Thank you that you love to spend time with us and that you care about us and our baby so intimately. Thank you for this gift.

May this time on our mats be an opportunity to grow closer to you, deeper in our understanding of who you are, who you’ve made us to be, and what your heart is for your creation.

As we move and breathe, may we let go of all those things weighing us down – worries about what kind of mother we’ll be or what childbirth will be like. Instead, may we pick up your light yoke, may we inhale your peace. May we leave here knowing we can trust you with all of our anxieties.

Amen.

Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams Yoga, PO Box 323, New York, NY