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Recommended by most doctors and midwives, prenatal yoga offers a multitude of benefits to both mother and baby throughout pregnancy, during birth and beyond:
Joint exercises – perfect for poor circulation, swelling/water retention and excellent to improve mobility. Also enhances squatting and other birthing positions.
Gentle Stretching – maintains supple and toned muscles.
Breathing – balances the autonomic nervous system which regulates the major systems of the body and controls hormonal secretions. Deep breathing increases the intake of oxygen to both mother and baby. ‘Birthing breaths’ aid in the preparation for a calm birthing.
Yoga Nidra – Blood pressure is also lowered and during this relaxation technique and one gains the equivalent of 4 hours deep sleep. Yoga Nidra also promotes inner communication with your child and assists in releasing any impressions associated with the fear of birthing.
In addition, by developing a deeper awareness of your body, a powerful connection between a mother and her child is established.
The postnatal period is one of great change and adjustment.
During this time a woman is vulnerable to stress and strain on many different levels, so postnatal yoga is gentle and therapeutic.
The emphasis is upon nurturing and support: at a physical level the practices are designed to promote ease and comfort: stabilising the pelvis, toning the abdominal region, and supporting the lower back.
There are also practices to lift the spirits and re-energise, alternating with periods of recuperative rest.
At this stage the moms are feeling a little more energised than in the immediate postnatal period, so their practices involve deeper stretching and more vigorous, revitalising yoga postures and breathing. The babies enjoy some of the same rhymes and rhythmic movements as the littler babies, but also are challenged with other practices to assist in the development of crawling prowess.
Yoga for two practices develop a shared sense of fun, whilst improving balance and co-ordination. Mom’s relaxation times are integrated with a special play time for curious babes, and we use humming, singing and chanting to help everyone enjoy a quiet time at the end of the class.
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