For mothers-to-be, yoga is an ideal way to prepare for birth and labor.
Pregnancy is a time of transition, when new sensations and experiences arise. When practiced during pregnancy, yoga will help you maintain your health and well-being. Additionally, practice peace and freedom to the body, heart and mind of both you and your child. Yoga helps build a harmonious bridge of contact between you and your baby. Your child is dependent on you physically but also sensitive to your mental and emotional states. The equilibrium yoga provides can only enhance the mother-child bond.
The class is conducted in a calm, peaceful environment and will help you strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort through asanas (poses) and breath exercises. Yoga can also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.
- promotes fitness and flexibility
- tones the pelvic area
- increases circulation
- works the cardiovascular system
- helps with breath control and breath awareness
- balances body-mind energies
- reduces stress and releases tension
- boosts energy and combats fatigue
- stabilizes emotions