Our specialised Pregnancy Yoga classes aim to enhance the health and wellbeing of mums to be, supporting them in the many physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy, as well as providing a time to relax and connect in with their baby.
A focus of the class is on developing strength and mobility in the legs, spine and pelvic floor, gently opening hips and pelvis (without over stretching), and opening the chest and shoulders (countering some of the rounding and hunching that can occur during pregnancy whilst also creating vital space for breathing).
No experience is needed and the course is suitable at any stage of pregnancy. Though if you have a history of miscarriage or are experiencing complications then give us a call or email so we can discuss how we can best meet your needs.
Classes consist of breath awareness, yoga asana (postures), gentle flowing sequences, breathing exercises and relaxation/meditation. Props—such as blankets, bolsters and straps—may be used to provide support and comfort.
Some of the benefits of Pregnancy Yoga include:
- Maintaining strength and flexibility
- Improves circulation (helping reduce fluid retention)
- Aids digestion
- Postural awareness
- Toning of the birth muscles
- Easing of back and pelvic pain
- Promotes relaxation/stress management
- Sharing of ideas, thoughts and experiences with a community of pregnant women
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