Welcome to Prenatal Yoga as part of your motherhood journey! This class is open to women in their second and third trimesters of pregnancy. It can be safely practiced all the way leading up to your labor of love and birth. It can then be taken up again postpartum once you are given the green light by your provider. It is a very gentle Yoga so we find it is best to wait until after the first trimester to initiate yoga practices, particularly the Asanas (physical exercises/postures). Allowing the body to adjust, anchor, and transition with your pregnancy will greatly reduce the risk of injury. We find it best to wait to practice asanas in a class (unless you are a very seasoned) until after the first 12 wks. Early pregnancy symptoms such as nausea/vomiting/fatigue have often times lessened, energy is increasing, and risk for injury lessons once you have passed through your first trimester.
If you still very early in your pregnancy, & would like to begin a yoga practice, you might consider a private session which can offer you individualized breathing and meditation techniques that will enable you to deepen your connection with the new life growing inside you and prepare you for Prenatal Yoga during the remainder of your pregnancy.
Some of the benefits:
*relaxation, strengthening, & increased flexibility for the body.
*support and understanding for the rapidly changing pregnant body.
*quieting, calming, & focusing of the Mind.
*Experiencing increased bonding, connection and communication with your unborn child.
*Smoother, easier, sometimes quicker labor process and birthing with increased coping ability.
*Helps facilitate a more positive, aware, and conscious birth experience.
Asanas (the physical postures)
Pranayamas (breathing practices)
Mudras (Yoga Hand gestures)
Aromatherapy with essential oils
****You will need to fill out and sign the Liability form and fill out and have your birth practitioner (midwife or Dr.) sign our Health Release in order to begin either Prenatal or Mom/Baby Yoga. You may enroll in any class you wish, but BOTH these documents will be required before you can attend classes.
*** Payment must be made in advance in order to reserve your space in a class. Space is limited.
Classes are offered at:
Baby & Company Birth Center (Cary NC)
602 Asheville Ave.
Call today to reserve your space in class!