Yoga and… Pregnancy

Whether you are an established yogi with a regular practise or a total beginner, the benefits of practising yoga whilst pregnant are endless.

Prenatal yoga is not only a brilliant, low impact workout, helping to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility and endurance ready for labour, it is also excellent to help connect the body to the mind and breath to help maintain calm and focus during the birth.

Some benefits of prenatal yoga include and are not limited to:

  • Improved Sleep Quality
  • Reduces Stress & Anxiety
  • Increases Strength & Flexibility
  • Relieves Tension
  • Learn Pranayama (breath work) Techniques to help labour pain

 

Another brilliant benefit of prenatal yoga and any antenatal class for that matter is the opportunity to meet other expectant parents. Pregnancy can often be a time of worry, especially if you don’t have any friends or relatives going through it at the same time as you. By meeting other people in your situation you can share hopes and fears, worries and insights and hopefully make friends for life!

I offer one prenatal class a week, with numbers kept small so the class is intimate and personal. Each class themed, examples include: trust, new beginnings, faith and patience. We explore how what you feel in the postures relates to how you feel as an expectant mother, pranayama techniques to help you calm down during times of worry and anxiety, meditation and relaxation techniques to help the lead up to labour and self and partner massage techniques to help both parents connect to the unborn child and each other.

All postures are modified to allow for changes in the body during pregnancy and classes are slow paced, set to relaxing music to encourage the expectant mother to take time for herself during this exciting time.

Please be aware you must be in your second trimester of pregnancy and you must have confirmation from your doctor that you’re able to practise yoga.

Prenatal Yoga:

Monday @ 5:30pm – 6:30pm

£8 Drop in or 6 classes for £39

The Blenkin Room, St Nicholas Church, Newport, Lincoln, LN1 3DP

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