Prenatal Yoga provides a relaxed and nurturing atmosphere where you can enhance the bonding process with your baby while supporting the development and strengthening of your body, mind, and spirit during pregnancy and after pregnancy. The yoga exercises and postures, deep breathing techniques, and mantras greatly impact the quality of your pregnancy and birth experience as well as the many changes your body and emotions go through after the baby arrives. This class ends with an extra-long relaxation period. This class is also a wonderful opportunity to meet other pregnant women who can relate with you as you experience the miracle of the life growing within you and the transition of becoming a mother.
The benefits of regular prenatal yoga practice will provide you with the healthiest and most peaceful pregnancy possible. Prenatal yoga practice can also help ease morning sickness, alleviate edema, and prevent varicose veins. The benefits of regular postnatal yoga practice will provide you with core and pelvic floor strengthening, increase overall strength and flexibility and you will gain upper body strength and stretch shoulders to promote healthy spine movement and openness for breastfeeding.
In this class you will:
- Help strengthen the pelvic muscles – instrumental in the birthing process, and post-birth to bring your body back to a pre-pregnancy state.
- Exercise and strengthen the uterus so that it functions more efficiently and increases the potential for normal delivery.
- Exercise the spine and help reduce backaches.
- Aid in proper digestion and circulation, and regulate breathing.
This 1 hour and 15 min. class is held every Thursday evening. If you would like to bring your own yoga mat, feel free! Otherwise, we do have mats available for you to use, we just asked that they are wiped down after each use. We also provide all of the yoga props such as blankets, bolsters, straps, etc. to make a variety of postures possible and comfortable for everyone.