Prenatal Yoga and the benefits for mom and baby:
Yoga is an excellent way to prepare the mind, body and spirit for the many transitions of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many changes, which creates stress mentally and physically. Many obstetricians and midwives state that prenatal yoga has huge benefits for pregnant women and their babies because it focuses on poses for pregnant women that will increase strength, flexibility and develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques for easier and more comfortable labor.
Prenatal Yoga is safe for any trimester, and perfect for any level of yoga experience from raw beginner onward. Each class guides the mother step by step through therapeutic postures and alignment to connect to breath, self and baby
Benefits of prenatal yoga: Physically: Prenatal yoga strengthens the pelvic muscles, relieves tension and pain (low back pain is common), improves circulation and balance, and aids digestion. A prenatal yoga class will focus on: stability before Mobility, strength before flexibility and stretching with ease and mindfulness to support mother and baby.
Mentally: A quote by BKS Iyengar holds very integral to our teachings, “The mind controls the body, but the breath controls the mind”. Mothers learn meditations, visualizations, and Pranayama (breath work) to quiet the mind, calm anxiety, and encourage relaxation.
“The physical body is not only a temple for our soul, but the means by which we embark on the inward journey toward the core.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
Emotionally: Prenatal yoga creates a peaceful environment to nurture self-care and bond with one’s baby. Adding affirmations to the practice to honor mama’s changing body, let go of fear, and increase confidence for parenting. Prenatal yoga classes are also a great way to connect with other expecting mothers to build a community.
Why do Prenatal yoga? -improve sleep -Build strength, flexibility and endurance -Reduce stress -Reduce back pain & general aches and pains associated with pregnancy (sciatica, tightness, tension) -Increase circulation -Learn breathing techniques -Prepare your body and mind for labor -Connect to your baby & your body
Students who have taken prenatal yoga regularly throughout their pregnancy, report having a more positive pregnancy and birth experience, as well as an easier postpartum transition.
We are excited to announce our 6 week Prenatal Yoga Class series with mother and yoga instructor Sharan Tulsiani beginning Mondays March 15 at 10am. For more information and to register go to: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=336526&stype=-104&sTG=72&sVT=434&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000098&date=03/15/21