Pregnancy Yoga

I'ts all about you, your body and your growing bump!

  • It’s perfect for every stage of pregnancy
  • Doesn’t matter about your fitness level

  • Helps with many pregnancy complaints-PGP/SPD/lower back pain/shortness of breath

  • Helps you to sleep better
  • Is good for your baby too

Positive preparation for the arrival of your baby can pave the way for a more relaxed, confident body and mind ready for labour and birth You don't need experience all levels of fitness can benefit from pregnancy yoga. Every woman is different, every birth is different but whatever your plan, or your experience, the more you know your body, the more you can trust and relax when the day comes.

When can I start doing yoga in pregnancy?

The best time to start is in your second trimester, after about 14 weeks. Yoga guidelines advise you not to try postures in the first trimester. in your second trimester, you are less likely to feel tired and sick. If you do decide to practise yoga in the first trimester, keep to relaxation and breathing exercises. If you did yoga before becoming pregnant, you may want to slow down and be aware of any changes in your body. Always take advice from midwife or GP before you start any exercise.

What are the benefits of Yoga?

  • Gentle movements release tension and strengthen the body
  • Breathing exercises calm the mind
  • Relaxation can help the symptoms of stress
  • Positive meditations strengthen the bond with your baby
  • preparation for the birth

What to expect in a class?

Yoga classes begin with a warm-up session to stretch your back, arms and legs. After that, postures will help boost your strength and endurance. Classes end with a relaxation or guided meditation session to help you wind down and feel refreshed. Most yoga classes last for about 90 minutes. I always offer different versions of poses and encourage you to choose what feels right.  I don’t recommend pushing your body, or tiring yourself out.  We have mini rests between poses as growing a baby is already tiring enough! Pregnancy yoga classes can help develop stronger muscles in the stomach, back and pelvic floor for prenatal women. Yoga exercises improve a pregnant woman's core strength and help to avoid some common problems that can occur both during and post pregnancy, such as backache, postural imbalances, low-energy levels and poor circulation. You will learn invaluable breathing techniques for pregnancy and labour as well as relaxation and meditation techniques. After the baby has been born attending postnatal yoga classes is a great way to support the body's recovery. Postnatal yoga classes, help improve posture, support healing, relaxation, and toning.

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