Prenatal Yoga classes – A blissfully nurturing and strengthening experience
Prenatal Yoga is a wonderful gift for both mum and baby. Not only does it prepare you physically, mentally and spiritually for labour and motherhood, Prenatal Yoga deepens a bond with your little one right there in the womb. Visualisations and meditations connect you with the growing baby inside and make these classes extra special for the pregnant mother. The practice of Prenatal Yoga relaxes you on a regular basis, allowing you to get deeply in touch with your growing baby and your changing body, and assists with any oddities that can arise with being pregnant.
A Prenatal Yoga class honours and celebrates pregnancy in a sacred way. It allows women often for the first time, to get in touch with their own femininity and natural selves. It creates opportunities to release emotions to clear the path for the spiritual journey of motherhood.
And the little one inside is reaping all the benefits of a relaxed and calm mother-to-be, and experiences calming Yoga right there in the womb.
Some women like to continue attending general yoga classes when they are pregnant because they want a strong practice and feel a prenatal class won’t do this for them. I strongly advise women to attend a prenatal class if they have the opportunity. A Prenatal Yoga class is designed and tailored to pregnant women’s needs. The Yoga poses practiced are all about opening the body to create space for the growing baby, opening the hips in preparation for labour, stretching and releasing tight muscles without overworking the soft ligaments of the pregnant mother, and strengthening the body as well as the mind in preparation for labour and beyond. Prenatal Yoga incorporates excellent breathing techniques to use specifically during labour and throughout pregnancy.
Prenatal classes differ widely, and if one is too strong or not challenging enough, try another teacher. All should include wonderful, restorative relaxation positions for body and mind that allow you to connect with your growing baby on a deep level.
A Prenatal Yoga class gives you the chance to be nurtured and taken care of as a pregnant mother in a holistic way. Prenatal Yoga Teachers have a passion for this specialised area of teaching Yoga, and usually have birthing experience on a personal level, which profoundly contributes to a nurturing and compassionate teaching style. When a Prenatal Yoga Teacher is a mother herself, she can teach directly to the students needs from her own first hand experiences. Prenatal Yoga classes often address either privately or as a group some issues that arise for the students such as fear surrounding the birthing experience, or feelings about weight gain, or fatigue issues. A prenatal class can therefore become a beacon of support for the mother to be.
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga:
- Prepares you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for the journey ahead and for the present moment of your pregnancy.
- Helps reduce stress and tension, stretches and strengthens your body, and teaches you vital yoga breathing and relaxation techniques for pregnancy, labour and beyond.
- Prenatal Yoga classes provide you with a community of pregnant women enjoying the benefits of Yoga together.
- Prenatal Yoga helps to increase body awareness, provide bodily strength and stamina for childbirth.
- Prenatal Yoga balances your energy for you and your baby, strengthens and tones your muscles and organs, and minimises many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.
- Prenatal Yoga is empowering, as it balances your entire being, and connects you with your growing baby.
Prenatal Yoga courses are designed for women in their second and third trimesters.
Wishing all pregnant readers a blissful pregnancy experience with Yoga postures, breathing and relaxations designed specifically for your pregnant needs.
Kylie is offering Yummy Bubby readers a free first class of a Prenatal Yoga course when you mention Yummy Bubby. For more information about our classes, visit: http://www.simplykidsyoga.com.au