Learn About the Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
During pregnancy, many women turn to Prenatal Yoga as a way to stay healthy and to help them prepare for the birth of their baby. During class, women work on strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and stability, while focusing on breath and relaxation. Prenatal Yoga is safe and gentle enough for women at all stages of pregnancy, whether they are newly pregnant or due any day. The class is also designed to be effective for all levels of fitness, from the beginner to the advanced. As the body changes throughout a woman’s pregnancy, so will the poses and movements during their class. Modifications are shown during each Prenatal Yoga class to provide alternatives to each pose. Participants can adjust the class to meet their own needs, while working with their ever-changing body. Throughout the class, women listen to their body and work within their own limitations.
Prenatal Yoga gives women the time to block out all distractions and focus only on their body and on their baby. This quiet time helps women prepare not only physically, but also mentally for the sacred event of their baby’s birth. Throughout class, women learn to focus on their deep, relaxing breath; a breathing technique that they can use during their labor and birth. Women also learn to fully relax the body and mind which can aid in a much easier and enjoyable childbirth.Lastly, throughout the class, there is a constant reminder to the women that their body is very strong and very wise. Their body was made for this, and it knows what it is doing. Pregnant women learn to find the confidence within themselves so they can enter their birth with strength and courage and ultimately achieve the birth they want.
Benefits of taking our Prenatal Yoga Class in Jacksonville:
Due to the release of hormones during pregnancy, joints in thebody loosen. Women are more flexible than ever before in their lives, making this the perfect time to begin yoga! Yoga is beneficial for many of the complaints women have before, during,, and after birth.
Positions are taught to aid in relieving fatigue, back pain, nausea, headaches, edema, and cramping. Breathing and relaxation techniques help to stabilize emotions and can be used for insomnia as well. Some postures open and release the pelvis and prepare the pelvic floor for birth by bringing greater flexibility and circulation to the area. Poses are done to increase flexibility to the lower back which relieves pressure on the spine to prevent lower back pain.
Squatting and kneeling poses teach the use of gravity to assist the baby through the birth canal. Yoga breathing techniques release endorphins, which aid the body in handling pain. Breathing and meditation also induce relaxation, which helps the body yield to the birth.
Yoga aids in restoring the uterus, abdomen and pelvic floor. It also offers great relief for back and breast discomfort while also stimulating the mammary glands. The stress reduction techniques are very useful in the first days of motherhood while adjusting to the new lifestyle.
What will I get from this class?
Prenatal Yoga Classes provide a rich and nurturing forum for pregnant women to:
- Learn self-help measures to relieve many physical discomforts associated with pregnancy and the postpartum period.
- Learn healthy ways to reduce stress and anxiety before and during labor.
- Practice effective pain coping skills.
- Develop confidence and trust in your body for birth.
- Acknowledge and integrate your pregnancy and birth as arite of passage into motherhood.
- Bond with your pre-born baby.
- Make supportive connections with other pregnant women.
- Address the emotional concerns of pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
- Honor the difficulties and celebrate the joys of pregnancy.
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