POWER YOGA ...... mind and body in harmony.....

Friday, 6 July 2012

Prenatal Yoga classes coming soon!!

I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with my first baby. Like many other women I am sure, I have lots of fears and worries about labour. I am half way through my pregnancy yoga course and I have learnt so much including labour should not be something to fear but something to be celebrated and cherished.
I will soon be setting up prenatal yoga classes from home to help pregnant women and their babies, helping towards a safe,  healthy and happy pregnancy. Below is an outline of what my classes will offer, along with the benefits:

Bringing  greater awareness and connection to mother and  baby: 
A 10 week yoga course designed specifically for pregnant Mums to help prepare mothers to cope with the emotional, physical and mental changes within their bodies and prepare them for motherhood. Using poses, relaxation and breathing exercises to help guide you through the stages of pregnancy, labour and beyond.  Giving your baby the best possible start.

Suitable for all levels of ability
All poses will be modified accordingly to suit each mother as her body changes

For Mums at 14 weeks pregnancy onwards
What to expect weeks 1-10
       ·         Learn gentle poses to help gain flexibility to reduce stiffness and tension in joints and so
               leading to an easier pregnancy and  birth
·         Learn meditation and relaxation techniques to help cope with pregnancy and labour
·         Learn poses to help improve digestion and helping to eliminate toxins and reduce stress,  varicose veins and haemorrhoids
·         Gain support and feel relaxed in a non-judgemental environment, sharing your pregnancy experience with like-minded women
·         Learn how to minimise pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, tiredness, back pain, fluid retention and headaches
·         Learn how the body changes throughout pregnancy
·         Help maintain a healthy weight and diet during pregnancy
·         Learn to connect with your baby
·         Learn poses to help strengthen the pelvic floor and to help the body during labour, recover after the birth and help support the internal organs
·         Learn useful postures to help your baby get into the correct position for birth and learn postures and positions during labour to help bring your baby into the world with ease
·         Learn about labour and pain management techniques
·         Learn how to help with post natal depression after birth
·         Learn how to exercise safely after giving birth


·         Reduces cholesterol and high blood pressure
·         Improves respiration
·         Reduces free radicals within the body
·         Boosts the immune system and circulation
·         Improves concentration and vision
·         Helps towards a healthier, happier and longer life!
·         Helps women become stronger and calmer, both physically and mentally, in preparation for childbirth
·         Women can share their worries with other Mums and feel at ease knowing they are in the same position
·         Talking about their fears will help and I am here to help reassure them
·         The practice of yoga can help a woman deal with the changes she goes through mentally, physically and emotionally by helping her accept the changes and adapt to her condition
·         Yoga will help women become in tune with their body and listen to their body.  Knowing what their body needs is important for both mother and baby
·         Yoga will help women learn how to breathe, relax and be in control during contractions, all important when going through childbirth
·         Yoga will help create a bond between mother and baby as the mother is more aware of the life inside her
·         Many women can become fearful, stressed or panicky during pregnancy and through yoga women can learn to be in control of all worries and stress
·         Yoga has many benefits regards the health of mother and baby and so the mother will feel good in knowing she has given her baby the best possible start in life
·         Yoga strengthens the whole body, increases flexibility and reduces tension and will therefore make labour easier
·         Can reduce symptoms such as morning sickness, headaches and fatigue
·         Can help mothers to be in control of weight by having a healthy approach to eating and way of living. Reduces cravings, improves digestion and elimination of toxins and also reduces the risk of fluid retention by improving the lymphatic system
·         Helps strengthen the back and so helps prevent back pain or prolapse
·         Helps reduce the chances of haemorrhoids, varicose veins and high blood pressure by stimulating all the vital organs and ensuring they function correctly
·         Exercise through yoga will help the mother get back into shape easier and quicker after birth
·         Helps post natal depression
·         Helps relieve postnatal symptoms such as aching back and shoulders
·         Strengthens the pelvic and tummy muscles floor after delivery

Please contact me for class details 
Love and hugs,
Lucy x x