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.