Expectant mothers will learn breath work, yoga postures, and meditation techniques to create increased health and awareness of themselves as a new mother and their baby. Poses may be modified depending on mom’s pregnancy, yoga experience, and trimester. A beautiful practice where moms can share and connect! No previous yoga experience required.
Research suggests that prenatal yoga can:
- Improve sleep
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
- Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, headaches and shortness of breath
What happens during a typical prenatal yoga class?
A typical prenatal yoga class might involve:
- Breathing. You'll be encouraged to focus on breathing in and out slowly and deeply through the nose. Prenatal yoga breathing techniques might help you reduce or manage shortness of breath during pregnancy and work through contractions during labor.
- Gentle stretching. You'll be encouraged to gently move different areas of your body, such as your neck and arms, through their full range of motion.
- Postures. While standing, sitting or lying on the ground, you'll gently move your body into different positions aimed at developing your strength, flexibility and balance. Props — such as blankets, blocks, cushions and belts — might be used to provide support and comfort.
- Relaxation meditation. At the end of each prenatal yoga class, you’ll learn to relax your mind with meditation technique. You will be encouraged to listen to your own breathing, pay close attention to sensations, thoughts and emotions, orrepeat a mantra or word to bring about a state of self-awareness and inner calm.
October: 13, 20, 27
Every Saturday: 12pm - 1 pm