Confidence in how your body works is an astounding advantage during Labour. Yoga for Pregnancy is an ideal way of preparing the body for this extraordinary, life changing and often pleasurable experience. It provides programmes that can assist the new growth and development of your baby inside you, alleviating and dispelling some of it’s discomforts. You will find it easier to connect and flow within the natural rhythms and workings of the body through practicing yoga during your pregnancy. This in itself is deeply empowering and does much to banish fear, stress and anxiety.
“My yoga practice during pregnancy was absolutely life saving and life changing. It gave me time with my own ever changing body, precious time to just BE with what was happening”. A.G. 35
Benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy:
Muscles are more elastic & the joints more supple due to the hormone Relaxin. Unsupported, this can lead to back ache, and a tendency to jut the belly forwards. Using Yoga for Pregnancy as part of your preparation practice, you will become aware of your posture and begin to both correct and strengthen.
Yoga’s focus on breathing will maximise the oxygenation of the blood and nourish both you and the baby.
Problems associated with poor circulation will be prevented or improved.
Blood pressure problems can normalise as can associated problems.
Yoga helps to combat fatigue. Your energy will increase and you will feel healthier and more energetic than ever.
The most comfortable positions in pregnancy will naturally extend into the labour itself. You will be able to move freely and instinctively. Your body will show you what to do. It will be easier to surrender to the powerful forces within your body during labour.
As stiffness lessens you will become more free of pain. As your labour and birth demands going beyond your normal limits, positioning your body to do this physically during pregnancy prepares you gradually so that when the time of labour arrives you are familiar with this kind of effort. This is the best possible practice for labour.
Whatever happens during labour and delivery, even if complications arise, practising yoga throughout pregnancy is the best way to prepare for a speedy recovery and quick return to normal.