Yoga For Pregnancy – The Gentle Way
Practising Yoga whilst pregnant is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. Using therapeutic yoga practices it helps to alleviate the aches and discomforts that can occur as your pregnancy progresses.
Breathing practices and guided relaxations help to boost energy and keep you calm as you face the changes ahead.
I have been teaching pregnancy yoga for over six years and have many pre-
When Can I Start With Pre-Natal Yoga?
- You can begin practicing from 14 weeks
- It’s a good idea to discuss attending classes with your midwife -
if she hasn’t already suggested you finding a class.
What to Expect
- My classes are gentle, effective and safe.
- Key practices focus on breathing for labour, for relaxation, and well-
- Pelvic floor exercises.
- Relaxation, allowing you to form a bond with your baby.
- A very nurturing and relaxing experience, in fact, many of my students come back to me during their second pregnancies.
- I provide all yoga props (mats, blankets, bolsters)
How Does it Help?
- Promotes strength and suppleness through gentle stretching.
- Improves energy levels and reduces fatigue.
- It can also help to calm you, helping you to sleep more soundly.
- The breathing practices improve energy levels, relieving stress and tension and can be of particular benefit during the stages of labour.
Did You Know?
- Yoga classes are covered by the category of antenatal appointments which means that full-
time employed women are legally entitled to paid time off to attend classes such as yoga and relaxation. Please refer tohttps://www.gov.uk/working- when- pregnant- your- rights and see “Time off for antenatal care”