OM Yoga Magazine September – Yoga while pregnant and a giveaway

I’m not pregnant. Have to quickly put that one in before any rumours start (or hopes are raised – I’m looking at you, mother). However, the latest issue of the Om Yoga Magazine has a lot of focus on yoga through pregnancy, which I just find fascinating.

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To be honest, I find the whole pregnancy thing in general fascinating and can’t wait to be pregnant. My dream would be that I could still comfortably (to some extent?) work out, run and also do yoga through my pregnancy. Obviously I know that’s quite a tricky thing and I’ll have no idea if possible until that day arrives – maybe I’m being very naive!

Anyway the latest issue of the OM Yoga magazine focuses on practicing yoga while pregnant and has lots of great articles and tips. I think this is brilliant and I’m so glad the days of pregnant ladies being told to remain as sedentary as possible are long past us. Healthy exercising mums usually means healthy babies!

OM Yoga August 14 I think it’s always safer to have practiced yoga before trying it out when you get pregnant (I could be wrong though!) – which is why I’m quite glad I’ve gotten into it now. Hopefully I can continue when pregnant.

There are some great yoga moves within the magazine for pregnant women which don’t look that daunting but also don’t look too easy. I guess you still need to challenge yourself even when you’re pregnant 😉

OM Yoga August 14 (4)And on a random note, I also love this issue as it has a lot of beetroot recipes (I love beetroot). I always have beetroot in my salad – I just adore it. But I do not love having pink fingers long after I’ve chopped up beetroot. Not a good look.

I also have an exciting giveaway to launch! OM Yoga and Lifestyle magazine are running the annual OM Yoga Show in London at the end of October. They have kindly given me weekend tickets to give away to two lucky lovely readers! The pairs of tickets are worth £54 each, and the winners can come along for all three days of the show, and bring a friend. 

image“The Yoga Show offers the perfect introduction to this ancient Indian practice with workshops and classes on all kinds of yoga, including BoxingYoga, Hot Pod Yoga, and even Hip Hop Yo’ga! For those who are experienced yogis, there is the opportunity to learn new skills, or improve on existing ones. When it’s time to take a break from practicing yoga, visitors can take some time to explore over 250 exhibitors who will be attending the show. They are committed to ensuring that the yogic lifestyle is as fulfilled as possible, with yoga clothing, accessories, complementary therapies, super foods and so much more on offer.”

As well as the classes, workshops and exhibitors at the OM Yoga Show, there’s also the opportunity to enter the Mind Body Soul Experience for free. The two shows are being held at the same time in adjoining Olympia Halls – two shows for the price of one!

The dates are 24th, 25th and 26th October 2014 (Opening Times: Friday 11am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am– 5pm) at the Olympia National in London.

TWO lucky readers the chance to win two tickets for all three days of the show!

To enter (each of the below counts as one separate entry, so please leave a separate comment below for each one that you do):

  • Leave a comment below telling me why you’d like to go to the Om Yoga Show
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Follow @OMYogaMagazine on Twitter
  • Tweet: “Want to win two tickets for the Om Yoga Show @yogashow? Take a look at @annatheapple88 blog and giveaway:”

Please note: This giveaway is open to everyone and is international, however you’ll need to get to London obviously. The giveaway ends Sunday 12th October 2014.

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14 Replies to “OM Yoga Magazine September – Yoga while pregnant and a giveaway”

  1. I absolutely thought you were pregnant then when I saw your twitter link! And no, I’m not pregnant either, but if/when I am, I also plan to continue exercising for as long as I can. So many people out there treat pregnancy as a disease or as an excuse to be lazy. As you say, as long as it’s done safely it’s so much better for mum and baby if mum is fit and healthy. Unfortunately yoga is a step too far for me! 🙂
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  2. I am absolutely intending on exercising during pregnancy for as long as possible and also not using cravings as an excuse to overfeed and eat rubbish! I’d heard that as long as you exercise regularly before pregnancy you shouldn’t have any issues with continuing exercise throughout the pregnancy and obviously the fitter you are, the stronger your body when it is going through all of the changes. I was really interested to see this issue.
    Love that you added a disclaimer for your Mum too! 😛
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    1. I have this fear that I’ll suddenly hate all the foods I currently love – like apples, salad, porridge, vegetables – and want to suddenly pig out on McDonalds, chips and fast food. Who knows!
      I really think that the idea of getting your body strong for pregnancy is a brilliant idea. You have to put it through a lot during labour!
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  3. Pregnancy is such an incredible journey Anna! Yoga has really helped me with any aches and pains that I have been experiencing and exercise in general really. I don’t do much these days, but I make sure that I exercise for at least 30 minutes a day even in these very last weeks. It’s just so nice to be able to move and has great benefits for mother and baby. I’m not one for sitting around all day so it has been much needed for me.
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  4. I’m glad you posted this…

    I’ve never been into yogs that much–but I respect it! I’ve heard a lot of women say how much yoga helps during pregnancy..I’ll have to remember that! So far I just plan on running when I’m prego to stay in shape, then zumba when I can’t run hah:)
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