Professional yoga teacher and Mama of five children Olga Oakenfold offers Pregnancy Yoga classes in Eastbourne.
Pregnancy yoga is safe to practice from 14 weeks, however, always consult your doctor or midwife before beginning your yoga classes.
Pregnancy yoga is safe to practice from 14 weeks, however always consult your doctor or midwife before beginning your yoga classes. This course is suitable from second trimester of a healthy pregnancy without any health complications, including a prior history of miscarriage.
Pregnancy yoga can have many benefits for expectant mums:
1. Breathe Deep And Stay Calm!
Learn deep breathing techniques, which help you to relax the body and take your mind from the pain and strain. Improve your breath awareness, especially to keep the stress at bay, and prepare your mind and body for labour.
2. Ease Back Pain
Good posture helps to avoid pains and strains during pregnancy. Practice gentle yoga postures to relieve back pain and feel better in your changing body.
3. Stay Strong And Flexible (With Gentle Practice).
Prenatal Yoga is a gentle practice. Listen to your body as we practice postures. Stay comfortable without challenging your body but enjoying a wide variety of stretches. Respect the natural way your hormones are already making your body more flexible to accommodate the growing baby.
Learn how to support your posture by strengthening and toning the muscles of the legs, back and shoulders. Prenatal yoga can help bring flexibility and comfort to the hips and increase the strength and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth.
Improve the strength of your pelvic floor muscles, which support the vital reproductive and digestive organs.
4. Sleep Well.
Relaxation techniques help you to relax both your body and mind. Studies have suggested that practicing yoga while pregnant can also improve sleep, reduce stress and alleviate anxiety.
5. Connect With Your Baby
During Meditation/ Relaxation in yoga class we have a quiet, reflective time - a chance to focus on yourself and connect with your growing baby, breathing deeply to notice all the baby’s movements and to send loving thoughts. During this precious time, you can develop a stronger connection with your baby and improve your wellbeing.
6. Yoga Helps You Make New Friends!
You meet other Mothers-To-Be and create a new social support network.
The difference between a Pregnancy Yoga class and a normal fitness class - everyone is in the same boat. Prenatal yoga classes provide a safe, supportive space that is designed for specific pregnancy needs. Sometimes, we all meet challenges throughout Pregnancy, and yoga provides that place of support and connection.
Beginners are welcome !
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