If you are pregnant and looking for ways to relax or stay fit, try Prenatal Yoga. Did you know that prenatal yoga will also help you prepare for labor and promote your baby’s health? This article outlines what you should expect from your prenatal yoga class.
A Journey Through Motherhood: Prenatal Yoga
Prenatal yoga is a great way to relax and stay fit during pregnancy. It can be safely practised during your pregnancy, but only under the guidance of a certified yoga instructor. It is important to check with your doctor before commencing any yoga class.
Prenatal yoga class is not recommended during the first trimester. At that time, it is preferable to walk outdoors according to your capacity, get adequate sleep and listen to soothing, uplifting music.
Here is what you can expect in your prenatal yoga class
Gentle stretches and relaxation
Prenatal yoga encourages you to gently stretch various parts of your body. This helps you stay connected with your body, your core and your baby. The postures help you strengthen your body and that gives you immense confidence that helps you through your pregnancy and delivery.
Simple variations for your benefit
A prenatal yoga class is much like the regular classes with a few variations. You will avoid postures that involve lying on your stomach, plank and push-up positions. So each asana is slightly modified for your comfort and benefit.
Use of props for your comfort
You will be encouraged to do certain asanas using props such as blankets, cushions and blocks so that you can gain the same advantages, while maintaining safety and comfort.
Smile and spark joy
Whatever you choose to do during your pregnancy must spark joy. It should be something that you look forward to and that brings you happiness. So find an experienced teacher whom you trust and love, so that the class brings positive vibes and energy to you and your baby.
Prenatal yoga classes help you build and maintain strength gentle and relaxing way. Practicing yoga with an experienced instructor in a mindful way will bring you immense joy and happiness. You will reap the benefits during the process of child birth and recovery.
At PurawVida, we has blended Iyengar Yoga with pregnancy care to start prenatal classes. The classes are conducted at our studio on Lavelle Road in the heart of Bangalore city and they are absolutely FREE. The classes are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 am to 7:45 am and 7:50 am to 8:50
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