Prenatal yoga can prepare your mind, body and spirit for motherhood.
Prenatal yoga classes are about spending time tuning into the needs of your body and of your rapidly growing baby. Prenatal yoga combines gentle stretching and strengthening, breath awareness, relaxation and learning to create a conscious connection with your body that facilitates greater clarity , peace and acceptance.
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
1. Develops stamina and strength
As baby grows within our body, more energy and strength is needed to be able to carry the weight. Yoga poses strengthen our hips, back, arms and shoulders.
Our balance is challenged physically as the fetus grows. Emotionally we are drained due to the increases in progesterone and estrogen. As we try to focus on holding and breathing through each yoga pose, we are able to fine tune our balance, physically and emotionally.
3. Relieves tension of lower back, hips, chest, upper back, neck and shoulders
As baby grows, more stress is put upon these specific muscle groups in our bodies. We tend to have more of a lordotic/lower back curve due to the increased size of our bellies. Our hips get tighter due to the added pressure of baby’s weight in our bellies. As our breasts increase in size, our upper back and chest have more tension, along with our neck and shoulders.
4. Calms the Nervous System
Through deep breathing, the nervous system goes into parasympathetic mode, which is responsible for relaxation. When our bodies are in that mode, our digestions operate property, we tend to sleep better and our immune system is at it’s optimal.
5. Breathwork practic
This is a good tool for labour during contractions. If we consciously breathing, our blood pressure and heart rate is regulated keeping us in relaxation mode. Calm mama equals calm baby.
6. Increase circulation
Circulation is enhanced within our joints and our muscles are elongated during practice. Upon circulation of the blood within our bodies, swelling is decreased and our immunity is enhanced, creating a health environment for a thriving baby.
7. Nurturing Time
This time allows us to stop and slow down allowing our bodies to replenish.
Talk to one of our health practitioners today about our Prenatal Yoga Classes or visit www.enhancewellnesscenter.com.au