Yoga has been helping people to relax, connect deeper within themselves, and improve their fitness for thousands of years – but the amazing benefits that can be experienced by pregnant yogis is now beginning to be backed up by scientific research and evidence from midwives.
Generally, expectant mothers who do yoga exercises appear healthier, both in mind and body. Their bodies are more flexible, which enables them to adapt to various positions when in labour and the ligaments are more elastic, which in turn can help to reduce labour pain.
Many women also find that yoga classes help to boost circulation and also help with fluid retention – with the stretching exercises helping to relieve aches and pains. Posture is also improved by yoga and this can help ease back problems, which are common in pregnant women.
Yoga helps to prepare for the mind and the body for birth, by encouraging breath and body awareness, practicing meditation and instilling grounding and resilience in women who practice.
Yoga continues to have benefits after pregnancy, too. Postnatal yoga, which can be started about six weeks after the birth, strengthens abdominal muscles and your pelvic floor. It also helps you to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape faster.
Take a look at our Pregnancy Yoga in Penwortham.....
Prenatal classes at Trybe are held by Natalie Rice, who is trained to work with the unique experiences of pregnancy.
The sessions include breathing and relaxation techniques as well as poses to promote muscle toning and strengthening, balance and circulation.
A prenatal class is also a great way to meet other women and feel a sense of community in both a supportive and holistic environment.
Courses last 6 weeks but run continuously allowing you to continue your classes throughout your whole pregnancy! We also have hypno birthing starting in studio 2 upstairs Thursdays and Sundays!
£60 Six week Prenatal Course Sunday 6.30pm-8pm