PRENATAL YOGA

Prepare your mind, body and spirit for motherhood.

During pregnancy your body goes through many changes, which creates stress on you mentally and physically. A way to maintain a healthy mind and body is with prenatal yoga. Prenatal yoga focuses on poses for pregnant women in order to increase strength and flexibility. It also helps to develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques, which facilitates an easier and more comfortable labour.

“Prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing,” says Mayo Clinic (non-profit medical practice and research group)

But what specifically can yoga do to help you feel great and stay calm during the most important nine months of your life?

KEY BENEFITS OF PRENATAL YOGA:

Develop strength and stamina

yoga poses strengthen your hips, back, arms and shoulders which aids your body to carry the weight of a growing baby within.

Improved balance

As you try to focus on holding and breathing through each yoga pose, you are able to fine tune you balance, physically and emotionally.

Calms the nervous system

Through deep breathing, the nervous system goes into parasympathetic mode, which is responsible for relaxation. This in turn can help reduce stress and anxiety of pregnancy.

Increases circulation

Circulation is enhanced within our joints and our muscles are elongated during practice. Upon circulation of blood within our bodies, swelling is decreased and our immunity is enhanced, creating a healthy environment for a thriving baby.

Connection with baby

Through working with our breath and doing each pose, you become more aware of what is going on within your body.

Increased benefits during childbirth

Practicing yoga can help a mother to build endurance, strength and flexibility in her body to help better cope with child birth for a more successful birthing.

LET'S HELP YOU FEEL GREAT & STAY CALM,
DURING THESE IMPORTANT 9 MONTHS

Whether you are a newbie or a veteran, the breathing techniques you practice during a prenatal yoga session are hugely beneficial when it comes to giving birth and you’ll be glad of the improvements to your strength and flexibility as well.

As with trying anything new, please consult a healthcare professional to ensure it is advisable for you to do yoga during your pregnancy.