Pregnancy is a time of change, both emotional and physical. It’s a beautiful, natural process but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Taking prenatal yoga classes can be beneficial to aiding you and your body through the process.
Here are a few of the amazing benefits of prenatal yoga:
Stamina and Strength
Throughout pregnancy, you will end up carrying at least 20 extra pounds that you normally don’t have. That might not seem like a lot but it happens in such a short amount of time. The further you progress the more energy and strength you need to carry it around. Prenatal yoga will help strengthen muscles and give you increased stamina to help you make it through the days.
As the huge basketball that is your stomach grows, it can become a lot harder to maintain your balance. Prenatal yoga will help you with balance, both physical, mental, and emotional.
Pains, aches, and tensions are an unfortunate side effect of growing a human inside of you. The most common places that women complain of pain are the back, neck, shoulders, and hips. Prenatal yoga can help alleviate the growing tension and pressure put in these areas.
Preparation for Labor
Who wouldn’t want a little extra help preparing for labor? Prenatal yoga can help you work on conscious breathing and opening up your body to make the whole process a little easier.
Due to the elongation of joints and muscles during prenatal yoga, your body’s circulation will increase. As circulation increases so will your body’s immune system. It will also help decrease swelling that can happen during pregnancy.
While pregnancy and Lamaze classes will teach you labor breathing techniques prenatal yoga will actually help you put those in practice. You’ll learn how to control your breathing to keep your blood pressure and heart rate regulated, which in turn will help keep you and the baby calm.
Growing a human inside of you is stressful on top of all the other stress life regularly has. Prenatal yoga classes offer a relaxing, calming and stress-free environment for you to just escape it all for a while. These classes will be a great opportunity for you to get some “me” time and bond with other women going through the same experience.
Exercise is good for your health overall. It can be easy to use your pregnancy as an excuse due to the low energy women often feel. Prenatal yoga will not only help keep your body healthy but it will actually give you more energy to keep going. Exercise and physical health become even more important during pregnancy so don’t stop now!
Prenatal yoga will allow you to slow down and focus on your body, which also houses your baby. You’ll become more aware of your child growing inside of you. The bonding experience you’ll get during prenatal will be priceless.
Check out our schedule to see when our next prenatal yoga classes are being held!