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Embrace this special time for you and your baby.
 
There are no scheduled Prenatal classes at this time.  If you and a few friends are interested in getting one started please call Helen.
 
Heres what others have said about Helen's Prenatal Classes:
"The pre-natal yoga classes that I took at Yoga 4U helped me feel calm, healthy and connected to my baby. I only wish I had discovered it before my 4th pregnancy!" - Amanda

"I love pre-natal yoga. I didn't start until I was in my second trimester, and I was amazed at how much better I felt about myself. I wish I would have started sooner!" -Brittany

"Thanks Helen! I really look forward to Yoga Saturdays! It has helped me to feel more relaxed and has helped to relieve minor aches and pains throughout the beginning of my pregnancy!" -Amy

Benefits of a Prenatal Yoga Practice...

Increases overall strength, flexibility & well-being — When you practice yoga, you are not only stretching and strengthening your muscles, you are stretching the connective tissues that encase your muscles, stimulating your internal organs, and improving the circulation of blood and other bodily fluids. This, in combination with breath awareness, and an inward focus, bring about a better state of physical and reduced stress during pregnancy, during labor and for raising that baby!

Reduces low back & sciatica pain — There is a strong emphasis in all yoga classes on correct posture. Learning and being aware of this can help to reduce the pelvic tilt associated with pregnancy and significantly reduce the lower back pain which poor posture can cause. Specific yoga poses target stretching the muscles and tissues associated with the lower back, hips, and hamstrings.

Reduces aches in the middle & upper regions of the spine — During pregnancy, it can be difficult to find a comfortable position for yourself and the baby when trying to sleep, the result of which can cause aches and pain in your upper back and neck. Certain yoga poses create more fluidity in the spine by stretching the muscles in between the vertebra.

Reduces swelling & inflammation around your joints — The improved circulation of blood and oxygen throughout your body that yoga brings can reduce swelling and inflammation around ankles and wrists.

Improves digestion — As your baby grows, your intestinal organs get pushed around, which may affect your regularity and cause indigestion. Safe and gentle rotations and forward folds can help to promote regularity and aid in overall digestive flow.

Helps prepare you for giving birth — A regular practice of squatting poses with root lock or kegel like movements can help tone the muscles of your pelvic floor for supporting the extra weight you carry during pregnancy and to aid in deliduring contractions and for relaxation between contractions.

Provides Support — Participating in a group prenatal very. This will give you an understanding of how to push if you have had an epidural and have lost sensation in your pelvic floor. If you delivery naturally, these muscles will work efficiently and effectively to aid you when nature calls to push your baby into the world. Many prenatal yoga poses are ideal positions to take to remain comfortable class provides a community of support, a connection with other pregnant women, allowing the opportunity for inward reflection, and promotes the of sharing physical and emotional conditions and learning from others' experiences. This can be a great benefit to a woman who has some apprehension about delivery and motherhood. Perhaps you will make some longtime friendships with other moms.

Benefits after Bring Baby Home...

Taking Care — Yoga helps prepare you for after the baby is born also. Parenting can be a stressful and an exhausting experience. The awareness of your physical and emotional sensations is the first step to stepping back and taking care of yourself. In other words...don’t forget about yourself, so that you can graciously and effectively take care of your new loved one and the rest of your family!

 

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