Prenatal Yoga for Mamas-to-be & Mama and Me Baby Yoga
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Every woman and pregnancy is different
I have been teaching prenatal yoga for mamas-to-be for a few years and love all the growing bellies, beautiful connections and divine energy.
I am so blessed to move through my own journey of pregnancy and explore the practice of yoga and meditation as my body is changing. I am in the creative process of publishing a Prenatal Yoga manual for Mamas-to-be and a Mama and Me Baby Yoga manual. The manuals will be available after the new year.
Prenatal yoga and breath work, as well as Mama and me yoga classes are available for individuals and groups upon request in Todos Santos, La Paz and Los Cabos, BCS.
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes, which creates stress on you mentally and physically. A way to maintain a healthy mind and body is prenatal yoga because it focuses on poses for pregnant women, in order to increase strength and flexibility. It also helps pregnant women to develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques for easier and more comfortable labor.
What are the Benefits of Prenatal Yoga?
There are many benefits because it is a form of exercise that also speaks to your pregnancy wellness.
- Improved sleep
- Reduced stress
- Increased strength, flexibility, and endurance
- Decreased lower back pain
- Decreased nausea
- Decreased carpal tunnel syndrome
- Decreased headaches
- Reduced risk of preterm labor
- Lowered risk of intrauterine growth restriction (a condition that slows the baby’s growth)
In addition to the benefits listed, studies have found there is a relationship between prenatal yoga and the reduction of hypertension-related complications, as well as, improvement of fetal outcome.
Prenatal Yoga and Pregnancy Support
While you are pregnant, it is important to build a strong support system. Oftentimes, this support system will include family and friends.
It can be beneficial to expand your support system to include other pregnant mothers. While participating in a class, you are given the opportunity to meet other expecting mothers whom you can share your concerns with.
More importantly, meeting other expecting mothers gives you the chance to talk with someone going through pregnancy – http://americanpregnancy.org
Stay connected for more information and to all you beautiful Mamas and babies that I have worked with – Thank you for teaching me how different and unique every woman and pregnancy is.
I am so excited to share the practice, love and miracle of life.
In love and gratitude, Emelie