Yoga before pregnancy
A toned body and a clear, relaxed mind create the perfect environment for conception.
Some specific yoga poses such as the head stand, the shoulder stand, the plough or
the cobra are useful to help conception and to encourage the foetus to settle in the womb.
Yoga during pregnancy
The asanas help to ease tightness and tension from the muscles and the breathing
techniques work on a deeper mental level to release fears, anxiety and bring calm
and clarity to the mind.
Yoga is useful to prevent common pregnancy alignments such as backache, sciatica,
insomnia and swollen hands and ankles and can help with heartburn, varicose veins
, headaches and general anxiety. Women that have practiced yoga during pregnancy
are less likely to suffer from prolapsed organs, pelvic floor weakness or split
muscles or to develop postnatal depression.
Pregnancy yoga includes specific positions and breathing that can be useful tools
during labour to make both body and mind more comfortable.
Childbirth is a completely natural function of each woman’s body but fear and tension can make the process complicated.
Yoga is useful to remind to the mind that the body knows what to do and has an inner ability to give birth naturally.
With pregnancy yoga we learn to tune into the body so we can listen to what the body wants and move accordingly during the birthing process.
A regular yoga practice can encourage the body to relax and open but does not provide any guarantee of a natural or a perfect birth.
Yoga helps the mind to relax and deal more easily with whatever is coming, embracing the experience and letting go.
After child birth
Postnatal yoga is great to bring the body back to its normal shape and tone. It’s
a gentle way to lead muscles, organs and tendons back to their normal positions
and size and also a great way to relax and recuperate. After the marathon of child
birth your body and mind needs it!
Mum & baby yoga
Postnatal yoga can be practiced with your newborn baby and this is a great way to
take care of yourself and bond with your baby at the same time. Enjoy it.