Prenatal Yoga

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga:

 

Breathing techniques to help relax the body and mind.  Breath work reduces labor-associated anxiety and allows for a calmer birthing experience.

 

Strengthens the pelvic floor.  A strong pelvic floor muscle 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.

 

Improves emotional well-being — Participating in a group prenatal class provides a community of support from new friends who understand what you are experiencing.

 

Reduces swelling & inflammation around your joints — A regular and consistent yoga  practice improves and promotes the circulation of blood and oxygen throughout your body.

 

Aids in digestion --Safe and gentle rotations and forward folds can help to promote regularity and aid in overall digestive flow.

 

Helps prepare you physically for birth--strengthens your body and improves stamina.