Feel Better. Prenatal Yoga helps to align the body to carry your baby most comfortably, preventing or relieving many common discomforts of pregnancy including backache, water retention, fatigue, and sciatic pain. Yoga also helps to stabilize the emotions, relieve stress, and integrate changes in the body. You will leave class feeling better than when you came in!
Be Stronger. Prenatal Yoga uses stretching and strength-building poses to tone muscles without straining them, improve flexibility, and promote healthy blood flow, keeping your body active and strong as it changes to carry your growing baby. Healthy muscles stretch more easily, and are less likely to ache, tear, or cause injury. This includes birthing muscles. Need we say more?
Prepare for Birth. Yoga builds strength and confidence in the body and stimulates the relaxation response, releasing fear, tension, and stress that can be a barrier in childbirth. Through yoga practice we develop body and breath awareness, focus, and concentration, learning to relax quickly and completely and practicing softening around the sensations of opening up. These are the skills that will help you as you move through your labor.
At Baby Moon, pregnancy is our specialty. Our classes are beneficial at all stages of pregnancy and any fitness level. Emphasis is on safety and no experience is necessary. You may start whenever you feel ready. Drop-ins are welcome and class packages are available. No advance registration is needed. A yoga/pilates mat is recommended for class, but we also have loaner mats available!
Drinking water before, during, and after exercise is important during pregnancy, please bring a water bottle! As with any exercise program, please consult with your doctor or midwife before beginning.