Mindful Mamas Prenatal Yoga Classes offer mamas-to-be the opportunity to tune into their changing bodies and to connect with their developing baby. The classes are specifically designed to include: principles of mindfulness to assist women in reducing stress, anxiety and to promote healthy attachment with their baby. Mamas will not only build strength and flexibility through a physical yoga practice but will learn techniques to calm a busy mind and prepare the body-mind-spirit for birth and motherhood. Research shows that regular practice of prenatal yoga can help to reduce anxiety, depression, improve sleep and physical discomfort and improve birthweight and gestational age of infants (Beddoe, 2009; Muzik, 2012; Field, 2012). All certified Mindful Mamas Prenatal Yoga Teachers have completed a rigorous 85-hour prenatal yoga training. This includes: anatomy of pregnancy, childbirth, labour techniques, safe modifications for pregnancy, aiding pregnancy discomforts, mindfulness principles, meditation, postnatal yoga, mom and baby yoga, and c-section recovery. Why Prenatal Yoga? The classes provide an opportunity to develop greater vitality and awareness of your body that is now home for two, as well as deepen your relationship with your baby. Gentle postures, breath work, vocal toning and meditation will be explored to cultivate flexibility, calm and confidence in preparation for labour and childbirth. It will enhance relaxation, comfort, and enjoyment to help manifest a calm birthing process, thus reducing pain and increasing the joy of giving birth. Practicing yoga will help prepare you for an active and natural birth. No previous yoga experience necessary. Physical Benefits of Prenatal Yoga Yoga is truly ideal for pregnant women. When practiced mindfully, yoga increases flexibility, strength, circulation and balance. Pregnancy is such a physical experience and a woman often becomes hyperaware of the many changes her body is going through. Yoga allows her to adapt more gracefully to these changes and to feel a sense of integration and appreciation for her body. Many women find that regular yoga practice helps to reduce swelling, back & leg pain, and insomnia. Mental Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
- Create deeper bond between Mom and Baby
- Lessens anxiety and fear about labour
- Reduces feelings of stress and thereby reducing stress to your baby
- Open and supportive environment for moms-to be to connect and share experiences.
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