Why Yoga for Pregnant Ladies?
Pregnancy presents a woman with many new physical and emotional changes. With guidance and support you can learn to discover your own inner strength as well as how to optimize you and your child’s overall well being. The complementary care options that make up the prenatal yoga program will enable you to minimize the discomforts that so many have accepted as unavoidable.
Yoga can be very beneficial for pregnant women — it helps you breathe and relax, which in turn can help you adjust to the physical demands of pregnancy, labor, birth, and motherhood. It calms both mind and body, providing the physical and emotional stress relief your body needs throughout the experience of pregnancy.
This age-old practice keeps you limber, tones your muscles, and improves your balance and circulation, with little, if any, impact on your joints.
Prenatal yoga is a time to slow down and connect with the baby growing inside you. Yoga encourages you to be fully present and in the moment, a skill you will need as a parent as well.
Prenatal yoga also encourages you to tune into your body and really listen to what's going on, to accept the changes as positive growth.
• Breathing or Pranayama – powerful techniques to ensure an abundant supply of oxygen for you and your child. Your general fitness will also improve as you will be shown how to make the best of your lung capacity even though baby is preventing your diaphragm from working properly – particularly helpful in the last trimester.
• Yoga Asanas – these gently work on the reproductive organs; strengthen the pelvis and spine and overall help your body to cope with the growing baby. At the subtle level, the asanas (poses) ensure optimum supply of blood and nutrients to the developing baby. Yoga even helps alleviate cramps in the legs and improves digestion. A prenatal yoga class is less about doing the perfect posture and more about awareness of the breath and how it affects your energy and strength.
• Focus and Concentration – our simple meditation and visualization segment is designed to help you cope with the fears, stress and anxieties that are often too common in pregnancy. You feel more connected with your baby and the personal exploration of your inner strengths can bring you to place of acceptance and gratitude. This is so powerful in alleviating depression and will help you really appreciate and enjoy the privilege of being pregnant.
• Deep Relaxation or Yoga Nidra – the best part! Deep relaxation can be learnt and once you know the relaxed state, you can return to it whenever you need it, even during labor. We try and give you at least 10 minutes of guided relaxation in a darkened room, with soothing music and pillows ensuring you leave the yoga studio feeling calm and refreshed – your personal oasis.