Yoga is the ideal exercise for pregnant woman who are over 12 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy yoga is widely recommended by midwives and doctors to expectant mothers as a way of keeping fit and mobile, and helps to relieve discomforts sometimes associated with pregnancy such as back pain, tightness in breathing, sciatica, SPD, and swelling of the joints.
pregnancy yoga classes
Each pregnancy yoga class is designed specifically with a pregnant body in mind, so that time is given to gently open, stretch and strengthen the body in a safe way for mother and baby. We don’t give birth with our brains, we give birth with our bodies, and yoga is a wonderful way for mothers to connect with their own body, and to create a strong awareness of their body’s ability and power to birth their baby in a positive way.Your body and your baby will become familiar with specific postures in your pregnancy class which will help you during the different stages of labour, specifically second stage when contractions intensify.
Classes will also focus on the connection to your breath. Deep breathing not only draws more oxygen into the body to give you more energy in labour, it also helps calm and centre your mind. Pregnancy Yoga places great importance on bringing focus to the breath, and in pregnancy yoga you are given tools to fine tune breathing techniques which calm and relax the nervous system, and provide an antidote to pain.
Every class will also offer you the time to completely relax and let go. A women’s body works so hard during pregnancy, and modern society doesn’t give much space for you to slow down. Through breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques, and an extended savasana you will be able to get full rest, a chance to switch off, and most importantly of all, time to connect to your baby and the complete magic of him/her growing within you.
Pregnancy yoga classes are open for all stages of pregnancy from 12 weeks, for those that are complete beginners, to those with more yoga experience.