Benefits & Guidelines

Prenatal Benefits

 

  • Increases energy
  • Calms and restores the body, mind and emotions
  • Uses the breath for relaxation, balance and healing
  • Improves sleep
  • Strengthens muscles
  • Supports spinal alignment while you carry the baby
  • Reduces back aches and leg cramps
  • Reduces constipation, bloating and swelling
  • Improves circulation
  • Increases blood flow to pelvis, toning and strengthening the muscles that support reproductive organs
  • Develops your connection to your growing baby

 

 

Prenatal Student Guidelines/Preparing for Class

 

If you have any injuries or physical issues please discuss with your teacher prior to class.

  • Avoid eating a meal prior to class. If needed a light snack of fruit or yoghurt is easily digested.
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Wear easily removed shoes (you will be asked to remove your shoes before entering the space)
  • Turn your phone off.
  • Mats are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. If you borrow a mat you will need to clean it at the end of class. Eco mats are for sale at the studio.
  • The limitations of the body should be respected, work at your own level, never forcing a stretch.
  • Avoid wearing perfumes to class as they may aggravate others’ allergies
  • Arrive 10 minutes early to class to begin the settling process
  • Bring water and any personal props you like to use.
  • Yoga is non-competitive. Use your practice as an exploration.
  • If there is anything you are unsure about, ask your teacher after class.
  • Take time to feel.
  • Enjoy the simple pleasures of breathing and moving.

 

Postnatal Benefits

 

We know that this period of your life can be challenging. Mums and bubs yoga helps a smoother transition into motherhood, encouraging the relationship with your child in a caring environment.

 

  • Helps mother & baby relax & bond
  •  Connect with & receive support from other mothers of like-mind
  • Strengthen & tone your body in a safe & effective way (especially core & pelvic floor muscles)
  •  Relieves aches & pains
  • Increases wellbeing & brings balance to the endocrine system (hormonal balance)
  • Relieves fatigue & boosts energy levels
  •  Reduce anxiety & stress
  •  Encourages correct postural alignment & awareness
  •  Can aid in babies digestion & sleep

 

Postnatal Student Guidelines

 

  • Pelvic floor exercises can start days after giving birth to aid in the healing process
  •  After 6 weeks, following a vaginal birth, women can resume gentle yoga practice.
  •  Following a cesarean section or a labour with delivery complications yoga is not recommended until the wound heals (usually a minimum of 8 weeks)
  • Please ensure that your Health Care Practitioner has provided you with consent to begin exercising again post-natal.
  •  Yoga practice should begin slowly and increases in core strength and poses should be gradual
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