Prenatal Yoga

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga:

  • Breathing techniques will help relax the body and mind.  Breath work reduces labor-associated anxiety and allows for a calmer birthing experience.
  • Specific postures strengthen the pelvic floor.  A strong pelvic floor can enable a woman to carry a baby more comfortably during pregnancy and will help both the mother and baby during labor and delivery.
  • As the baby and belly grow and change, so does the center of gravity.  This shift in the center of gravity can cause lower back muscles to over-compensate and over-work.  Prenatal yoga can help to strengthen these muscles and help alleviate low back discomfort.
  • Participating in a group prenatal class provides a community of support from new friends who understand what you are experiencing, thus improving emotional well-being.
  • A regular and consistent yoga practice improves and promotes the circulation of blood and oxygen throughout the body, reducing swelling and inflammation around your joints.
  • Safe and gentle rotations and forward folds help promote regularity and aid in overall digestive flow.
  • Yoga strengthens the body and improves stamina, helping to prepare for birth.