Prenatal Yoga Blog 5

August 15th, 2017

Introduction to prenatal yoga at Home4Birth
Adding a weekly prenatal yoga class to your pregnancy experience is
an excellent choice for your health and wellbeing. Just as having a
natural, mindful birth experience can be centering, grounding, and
powerful, so too can prenatal yoga.
Held Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:10 p.m., Prenatal Yoga at
Home4Birth includes experience sharing, deep breathing, balance,
pelvic floor and core strengthening, centering, de-stressing, and
flexibility to your physical being. All with an eye toward your holistic
health and the wellbeing of you and your baby.
Yoga means “to yoke” in Sanskrit. In other words, the practice of
yoga ‘yokes together’ or unifies mind, body & spirit. The idea of
unifying mind, body and spirit is especially important when you are
pregnant in order to unite and strengthen mind, body and spirit as you
prepare for giving birth.
Class begins with deep rhythmic breathing. Not only is this calming,
but the deeper intake of oxygen is very beneficial to you (especially
your bones and muscles) and to your growing baby.
After we breathe and warm up muscles, we will do some light
stretching, then shift into gentle yoga, before we cool down in
savasana (final resting pose). Our poses have been adapted so that
you will not too deeply stretch or damage the important supportive
muscles of the abdomen and pelvic region.
You do not need to have prior yoga experience to enjoy prenatal
yoga – and mats and props are provided. Looking forward to seeing
you next Monday for Prenatal Yoga at Home4Birth.
Namaste ~
Lauren Windle
RYT 200 & prenatal certified instructor

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