Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga
Honoring the Inner Wisdom of You & Your Child
Mondays & Wednesdays
@ YogaWorks Montana Ave.
12:30 pm Prenatal
(All Trimesters Welcome)
2:15 pm Baby & Me Infants
(For Pre-walkers 6+ weeks)
You are embarking on the amazing journey of motherhood. Whether this is your first or fifth pregnancy, every body, every belly, and every baby is different. Grace, patience, and lots of self-love is necessary during the process.
Embrace the Change!
Yoga is a phenomenal low impact exercise suitable for any stage of your life. Especially when you’re expecting. Prenatal yoga is a beautiful way for an expecting mama to connect with her changing body and nurture the precious soul(s) growing inside of her.
Expect the Unexpected!
Now that I’ve experienced a twin pregnancy, I have a whole new perspective on the importance of the yoga practice and the power of meditation. I realize that a lot of life is out of our control but we can choose how we react to life’s surprises.
One of the programs that helped me during my Motherhood Transition was BIRTHFIT at Deuce Gym. BIRTHFIT is one of the world’s most comprehensive educational programs for women. This episode of DEUCE Diaries gives a candid look inside the Postpartum Series, specifically through the lens of my birth experience and the importance of community as a new mom.
Pregnancy is exciting.
But let’s face it, pregnancy can be scary too. Participating in the Miracle of Life is an intense right of passage for a woman’s and yoga can help the process feel more manageable for these 3 main reasons:
1. BREATH: Learning how to move with your breath helps during pregnancy as well as labor and delivery.
2. BODY: Stretching can help with the aches of growing pains as well as improves circulation, supplying more oxygen to your baby.
3. MIND: Nurturing your Mind-Body relationship is essential to help you get through pregnancy and prepare for the labor and motherhood.
Squatting during pregnancy is important to strengthen your legs to support your growing weight as well as stretching out your hips and lower back. Move with your breath and increase or decrease your reps as necessary. Generally safe to practice at any point during your pregnancy, yet I always suggest you get your doctors approval.
Learn how to modify the classic Cat Cow yoga exercise during pregnancy. Focus on your upper back (rather than your navel) to help you feel great in your heart, spine, and hips while pregnant. Bonus: Being on your hands and knees can help your baby find optimal positioning.