With all the somewhat unpleasant symptoms that come with pregnancy, it is a stage where most women really start to tune into their bodies and look for options to stay as healthy as possible to prepare for birth. Pregnancy is a great time to start yoga even if it’s something that you’ve never tried before – most prenatal classes cater for beginners and the only requirement is being past your first trimester!
Prenatal yoga affects the birthing experience in a positive and enhancing way. Looking specifically at a pregnant woman’s body, prenatal yoga is designed to address the most common areas associated with the birthing process.
However prenatal yoga doesn’t just work on the body, it helps mums-to-be with meditation and breathing exercises important for labour and delivery. By working on the mind as well as the body yoga helps mums-to-be remain in a calmer and more focused state (and perhaps even helps them to not lock the front door while leaving their keys inside - the joys of baby brain!). Prenatal yoga keeps mums-to-be happy, healthy and calm – exactly how you should feel throughout your pregnancy!
Not only does the mother receive benefits from prenatal yoga, but baby does as well! Practicing allows improved sleep, increased strength and endurance needed for the birth. Starting yoga from the second trimester and continuing regularly throughout pregnancy means that by the time birth takes place the entire birthing process should be easier, calmer and Prenatal Yoga will have prepared the woman’s body, mind, breath and beyond.
Stretch Yoga has frequent Prenatal Yoga Courses run by some of Brisbane’s most experienced teachers. For more information check out our Prenatal Yoga Course Page.
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