Women who practice yoga during pregnancy are able to be really present in their bodies and connect with their unborn child.
Pregnancy is a great personal journey for any woman and is a time of mental and physical change. It can also be a challenging time, as adjustments need to be made as the body starts to change shape.
A pregnancy yoga practice can help address some of these changes in a positive way. Women who practice yoga during pregnancy are able to be really present in their bodies and connect with their unborn child. Yoga has a calming effect on the mother, which is, in turn, transmitted to the baby.
Breathing techniques learnt in prenatal yoga can be used at any time during pregnancy and many women find them very useful when giving birth. Focusing on the breath can have a profound effect; by learning to control the breath women may feel empowered and more in control of their thoughts and body.
Pregnancy yoga differs from general yoga classes, in that many of the classical poses are adapted to accommodate the changes in the body. Twists are open, poses are fluid and nurturing for the mum to be, creating space in the body and helping to alleviate some of the common ailments often associated with pregnancy such as: backache, heartburn, swollen limbs etc.
By practising yoga the body is strengthened and toned and many women find that they regain their shape and fitness quicker after giving birth. On top of this, spending time in a pregnancy yoga class with other women can be an emotionally bonding experience and many friendships are formed at this time.
Women can attend Pregnancy Yoga classes from 12/13 weeks of pregnancy.
To book call 020 8879 1555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Pregnancy Yoga class times|
|The class times are|
|Monday||7 pm – 8 pm||Alison|
|Drop in||60 minutes||£16.00|
|6 Classes||60 minutes / Per Class||£84.00|
|If you buy a 6 class package – it has to be used within 8 weeks.|
Ali is a London based teacher and discovered yoga 14 years ago as an antidote to long hours and stress whilst working as a fashion designer.
Trained in the Jivamukti method Ali is 800h qualified.
Ali is mother to 8 year old Maisie and 15 month old Taylor.
Inspired by her own experience during pregnancy she qualified to teach pregnancy yoga with Yogamama and teaches classes in Earlsfield and Wimbledon.
Her classes focus on breathing, gentle stretching and relaxation.