Overview

There is a lot of evidence of the benefits of prenatal yoga, and there is research that shows, in general, yoga is safe to practice when you are pregnant. However, there have been concerns raised about Bikram yoga. Practicing yoga in a heated room has the potential to loosen your ligaments, which are already loose just from pregnancy, and increase your risks of overheating and dehydration. There is a concern of an elevated core temperature causing neural tube defects, spontaneous abortion, and other abnormalities during pregnancy. This episode answers a question about prenatal yoga and what room temperatures are considered safe to practice yoga in during pregnancy.

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