Yoga during pregnancy is one of the safest and most beneficial practices for an expectant mother. Nowadays, the benefits of yoga are widely recognized by midwifes, and yoga is often recommended by the health care professionals as a way to support the well-being of mothers to be, and to prepare them for the birth of their child, both physically and mentally. Especially the breathing practices done in prenatal yoga are praised by many.
Prenatal yoga is all about the symphony of fluid easy movement, deep breathing, meditation & visualisations, and relaxation that prepare you physically and mentally for the birth of your baby. Prenatal yoga offers an unique opportunity to connect with the baby in the womb and create a profound bond with him/her that lasts for a lifetime.
Pregnancy yoga is meant for both, the mother and the baby. It offers lots of opportunity to consciously connect with the baby in the womb and regularly reinforce the feelings of love, acknowledgment, and acceptance. Through the mother’s breath the baby receives oxygen and nutrients and feels comforted by the mother’s slow deep breathing. The baby enjoys the mother’s rhythmic movements and receives a sonic massage through the mother’s voice. The benefits of prenatal yoga go beyond the pregnancy period. When yoga is practiced regularly during pregnancy, the expectant mother improves her health and well-being in the postnatal period as well. Many of the prenatal practices can ease and help to prevent many of the common postnatal problems like diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles), pelvic floor weakness and incontinence, tears and cuts in the pelvic floor during labor, and postpartum depression.
Prenatal yoga prepares the woman for motherhood in many ways and provides a solid ground for new mother’s to blossom during and after pregnancy.
Prenatal yoga focuses on supporting the preparation for labour, both physically and mentally. Through the active poses and deep relaxation techniques, you will gain more profound and meaningful experience of the pregnancy, birthing process, and motherhood.
Prenatal yoga class is the place where you will learn relaxation and breathing techniques, how to connect with the baby to create a feeling of oneness, how to center yourself, and how to get more energized.
Every class includes:
- meditation & visualisations to center yourself and connect with your baby
- fluid, practical, and simple movements done with the rhythm of the breath
- movements that strengthen and open the body
- pelvic floor exercises
- breathing exercises
- guided relaxations
- time for questions and answers