Prenatal Awaken your intuitive wisdom and deepen your connection from within. This is the optimal time to create a space for yourself and compassionately observe your changing body. Yoga will also help prepare you with the birthing process by strengthening your muscles, increasing your flexibility, toning your pelvic floor muscles, concentrating on your breath, becoming familiar with birthing postures, learning to surrender and trusting your body’s capabilities.
Postnatal After taking all the appropriate time you need after delivery (usually about 2-8 weeks) postnatal yoga can continue to be a source of strength for your joints, mind, emotions and spirit. As your body heals, yoga can provide soothing and energizing qualities that include opening the chest and releasing tight muscles in the upper back, neck and shoulders. It is also important to rebalance the symmetry of your pelvis, tone the transverse abdominal muscles (without pressing against the abdominal wall) and replenish your pelvic floor muscles.
Group Sessions Group sessions are welcome whether it be with your partner, friends or baby!
Can All Pregnant Women Practice Yoga? It depends… Every pregnancy is unique so the physical needs will vary depending on:
your previous physical activity levels
health care providers advice
It is important to warmheartedly honour our body’s needs. There might be days that you would rather go without physical movement, however it is valuable to incorporate meditation and practices that nurture our inner selves. Alternatively you might be unaffected by pregnancy and may continue doing advance postures until your due date.
Throughout your pregnancy avoid practicing in rooms that get hotter then your body temperature (37 C).
If a pose doesn’t feel good physically or intuitively don’t do it.
If you have a history of miscarriage consult with your primary health care provider before engaging in exercise.
Stick with yoga postures that are familiar within your scope of practice.
Stay aware of your pelvis and avoid postures that add pressure to the sacroiliac joints (asymmetry in the pelvis).
Remain observant as you move into postures and open to making any compassionate modifications.