Pregnancy is a time of change. You may be feeling tired, uncomfortable, and overwhelmed by the changes that are happening to your body (and that are about to happen to your life!). It's also a time when you're more susceptible to aches and pains, as well as prenatal conditions like gestational diabetes or high blood pressure. Yoga can help ease these symptoms and prepare you for childbirth - whether you're a complete beginner or have been practicing for years, these are our top reasons for starting a pregnancy yoga course.
Learning how to breathe
Breathing is one of the most important aspects of prenatal yoga - it helps us to stay calm and focused during class, as well as preparing us for labour. In our prenatal yoga courses we focus on deep breathing techniques which will help us through labour, like ujjayi pranayama or horses breath. These help manage pain, as well as keeping us calm no matter what happens in our birth!
Mentally Preparing for labour
Prenatal Yoga can also help prepare you mentally and emotionally for childbirth. It gives you time to focus on yourself and your baby, learn about what to expect during labour, and develop coping mechanisms. It can also help you to connect with your partner and build support networks.
Working on flexibility
The prenatal body is often quite stiff, which is why prenatal yoga is so beneficial - it helps us to gently stretch and open up the body. This can help relieve pain in the hips, pelvis and lower back, as well as preventing common problems like SPD.
Pregnancy is not a time to be shy about getting strong! Prenatal yoga can help you build strength and stamina for labour. In our classes we use postures that will help build strength in the legs and pelvic floor muscles , as well as preparing us for the physical challenges of childbirth.
Taking some me-time
Even if you're feeling tired or uncomfortable, prenatal yoga is still a great way to take some time out for yourself. It's a chance to relax, de-stress and focus on your own wellbeing. And of course, you'll also be getting fit and preparing for labour at the same time!
In our Prenatal Yoga Courses we focus on breathing techniques that will help us through labour, practicing various postures which open up joints and make room for baby, plus meditation practices designed to strengthen both body and mind going into this big life transition. We also work on building strength without putting extra pressure onto muscles already under strain from changes in weight or balance due to pregnancy hormones.
If you would like to know more about whether our Brisbane Prenatal Yoga classes are right for you feel free to give us a call on 07 3061 5050 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to support you on your pregnancy journey!