Prenatal Yoga in Mongolia!

I presented a Prenatal Yoga class in Avraikheer, Mongolia, while I was visiting Amber (who is in the Peace Corps) this summer.

Mongolians have this superstition about being on the floor in public, so they laid a blanket on the floor so that I could demonstrate Cat/Cow flow.

I then proceeded to demonstrate the rest of the poses standing, with the chair, or with the wall. Talk about a change of plans! Good thing I had come up with a alternate flow for doing prenatal yoga in chairs!

Now they want me to prepare a handout, so that they can take it at home and practice at home. Amber and I are working on that information, and it will be translated into Mongolian.

I had a midwife there also, and she was supplementing the things I was trying to say, for poses that you do during labor, with her expertise too. Great presentation!

Favorite Yoga Poses from Summer 2009





So here I am in the Gobi desert in Mongolia, and you might say, I’m doing an excellent “Camel” pose.  Really trying to stay *on* the camel, that is…..

A photo of one of the Buddhist temples in the ancient capital city of Mongolia, Harhorin.

Photograph looking outwards from the Horse monument, just outside the city of Avairhkeer, Mongolia.

Lotus pose, near one of the demolished Buddhist temples several hours outside the current capital of “UB” Mongolia.

Warrior II with an obu in the background.

More can be seen on my Mongolian blog at
http://gaileeeadventure2mongolia.wordpress.com/

Prenatal Yoga in Mongolia

I presented a Prenatal Yoga class in Avraikheer, Mongolia, while I was visiting Amber (who is in the Peace Corps) this summer.

Mongolians have this superstition about being on the floor in public, so they laid a blanket on the floor so that I could demonstrate Cat/Cow flow.

I then proceeded to demonstrate the rest of the poses standing, with the chair, or with the wall. Talk about a change of plans! Good thing I had come up with a alternate flow for doing prenatal yoga in chairs!

Now they want me to prepare a handout, so that they can take it at home and practice at home. Amber and I are working on that information, and it will be translated into Mongolian.

I had a midwife there also, and she was supplementing the things I was trying to say, for poses that you do during labor, with her expertise too. Great presentation!

My new Neti Pot

I didn’t pack my neti pot with me, as I’m visiting Mongolia to see my daughter, who is in the peace corps (http://peacecorpsmongolia.wordpress.com/).

We went to the Arvaikheer market today, and I purchased an 11 ounce stainless steel teapot, that I hope to use for my neti pot. But I’ll be using regular salt. Hope that doesn’t burn the lining of my nose!! I purchased the neti(tea) pot in the Buddhist store.

We then ate lunch at a popular restaurant. I ate a Russian Peroski for lunch, and crinkle french fries. It is like a hot pocket with mutton, rice & spices.

Amber tells me as we are going to the ancient captial of Mongolia tommorow, that her boss is going to either get us a goat or sheep for us to do horhog….like a Mongolian BBQ (think smoked pig in a pit, I think..). True “Mongolian BBQ”.