Pregnancy & Hot Yoga

This is one hot topic, literally. I hear comments (good & bad) all the time, whether it be from people who don’t take hot yoga and are questioning if I should be in the hot room or from people in my yoga community that are just curious about how the yoga is helping my pregnancy.

29 Weeks Pregnant in Tree Pose

Just a little back story,  I’ve been practicing hot yoga (the 26 & 2 series to be exact) on and off since 2008 but regularly (5-6xs a week) since 2015. That’s a whole lot of yoga.


27 Weeks Pregnant in Standing Bow Pulling Pose @ Esak Garcia workshop

However, when I started working with a fertility clinic and things got more intense with our treatment I was advised to step out of the hot room. So I followed their advise.

Once I did get pregnant I stayed out till 12 weeks, per the advise of my OB. I absolutely love my doctor, she has actually practiced the 26 and 2 series, so she knew exactly what I would be doing. I’ve noticed that many people with negative opinions about practicing hot yoga while pregnant often have never even taken a class before. Basically, it’s like taking parenting advise from a non parent, the advise isn’t appreciated or wanted.

26 Weeks Pregnant in Eagle

My first class back in 5 months was a complete struggle. I was so nervous to be in hot room, the whole class I was questioning if I was doing the right thing. But I stuck to 2/3 classes a week, following the pregnancy modifications, and slowly my practice and energy came back.  I can’t express how much better I feel, mentally and physically. My joints feel more mobile and my headspace is clear. I’m overall just a happier person.

The number one thing you need to worry about, besides taking it easy, when taking hot yoga while pregnant is WATER. I have been drinking anywhere between a gallon and a gallon and a half of water every day, depending on how many classes I’m teaching or taking. And every time I drink water it has some form of electrolytes. Here is what I’ve been using for years. ( I love to add juices from one lemon or lime to my drink, it’s SO good!)

If you want to know more about hot yoga and/or my practice leave a comment!

24 Weeks Pregnant in Triangle



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s