Whether you’re new to the practice of yoga, or a seasoned yogi, there are so many benefits to coming to the mat while pregnant. Some women practice all the way up to their delivery date because there are so many ways to modify and adjust yoga poses to make them comfortable at any stage of pregnancy. Your trained instructor is there to assist you into all postures and offer helpful tips and props to support your practice. The added bonus is you leave class feeling amazing, both physically and mentally with a deeper connection to your growing baby.
Here are fives reasons to include Yoga in your pregnancy.
1. Ease your aches and pains
Pregnancy is a beautiful time where women experience lots of changes to their bodies and growing bellies and often there is pain associated with these changes. Yoga is the perfect opportunity to stretch, relax, release and improve circulation. If there’s a specific area of the body where you’re experiencing discomfort, let your teacher know ahead of time and they can add specific poses and stretches to the class so you can walk out of the class feeling refreshed and spacious.
2. Stay active and healthy
Pregnancy is a time of change, growth and often stress with the anticipation of huge life changes ahead. Meditation can help you to stay grounded, calm your anxieties and surrender to all the changes coming your way.
Having a supportive community around you during pregnancy is so important. Spending time with other moms-to-be and sharing advice, tips and asking questions can help to minimize anxiousness about becoming a new mom. Surrounding yourself with other women who are going through or have gone through pregnancy and feeling their love and support is perhaps one of the most rewarding parts of attending prenatal yoga classes!
Thank you to our guest blogger Lindsay.