A regular prenatal yoga practice, done at least three times a week, can help to ease and stave off pregnancy insomnia before it strikes in the wee hours of the night. Not only will an Om for Mom prenatal yoga class give you a challenging but relaxing workout that will leave your muscles feeling like they've worked and are ready for rest, prenatal yoga hip opener poses can ease lower back discomfort--which may be one of the causes that you're awake.
Learn to Breathe
Regular prenatal yoga practice can also help you hone calming ujayi breathing techniques (that gentle hiss you hear on the exhale), that will allow you to find some peace in the stillness and find some meditative relief, as you lie there waiting...waiting...not only to fall asleep, but to have that baby!
Be Familiar with Savasana
Om for Mom Prenatal Yoga always concludes with side-lying Savasana, and coincidentally, that's also a great position to assume rest while pregnant. Lying on your left side positions the body for maximum flow of blood and oxygen, while minimizing the weight pressed on organs. It can also help to ease gas, heartburn and digestion. Place pillows under your knees, and around your lower back and belly, to find a comfortable resting position that allows you