YOGA FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
The bond between parents and children begins well before birth. Already in the mother’s belly, the baby is getting more and more linked to the stimuli that come from outside. Thus, to make motherhood an enjoyable experience, it is fundamental that the mother (and the father also) establish an integration with the child from the earliest physical, emotional and energetic levels. Yoga for pregnant women provides such a link. Some obstetricians recommend the practice of physical activities only after the end of the first trimester, but the practice of Yoga in Pregnancy, with follow-up, can be started as soon as the pregnancy is discovered, respecting the individual characteristics and the time of gestation. Yoga is union, integration; Unity of body, mind, emotion and spirit. Participating in Yoga in pregnancy requires a kind of “revolution” concerning the energy plane. It is as if Yoga said to the future mother: Stop! Turn around! Redirect the energy that was facing the outside, into the inside of itself. At this very moment, use all your energy in observing your movements; And in the awareness of every act of his, that all Yoga and all meditation begins.
Teach the pregnant woman to listen to her body
Allows the mother to mentalise the moment of birth
Studies show that yoga practice reduces the incidence of preterm birth
Enables better positioning of the fetus
It enhances the connection between mother and baby.
Improves strength, flexibility, and resistance of muscles needed for labor
Reduces stress and anxiety
Decreases low back pain and shortness of breath
Promotes blood circulation, soothing bumps, cramps and varicose veins
Provides faster recovery in postpartum
Who can practice?
Yoga can be practiced from the discovery of pregnancy or the interest of the pregnant woman, even after giving birth. No previous yoga experience is required. The FATHER PARTICIPATION is highly recommended as it increases the mother’s safety and creates an even greater bond with the baby
How to Practice
As every pregnant woman has her individuality and her life moment, it is necessary a previous consultation with the instructor. In this consultation, an exercise program is set up based on an evaluation that also takes into account the stage of pregnancy. The classes are held in groups, which provides a rich exchange of experiences with other pregnant women, always respecting the individuality of each woman.