Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise during pregnancy, a gentle, safe means of keeping toned and supple without strain. It helps to keep aches and pains at bay and increases energy flow, allowing you to relax your mind and body, and preparing yourself for the physical demands of birth – and motherhood itself.
Internationally acclaimed Birthlight Yoga has been development in collaboration with midwives over 20 years and incorporates carefully selected and long tested classic yoga practices that are conducive to optimal fitness in pregnancy that help to facilitate ‘normal’ childbirth and ease postnatal recovery.
Birthlight yoga is accredited by the RCM (Royal College of Midwives)
These classes include movements incorporated with the breath, to renew energy, create space and alleviate pregnancy discomforts.
Also included are:
- Techinques for use during labour, including breathing and postions.
- Pelvic floor work.
- Deep relaxation, allowing the body and mind to release tension.
Each class also focuses on a theme, for example relief of pregnancy discomforts and posture during pregnancy.
There is an emphasis on birth preparation. Sarah is qualified antenatal teacher with experience of teaching women and their partners practical skills for labour, and brings this knowledge and experience, along with her birthlight training, into these classes.
Improves circulation helping to reduce water retention and oedema.
Relieves many common pregnancy ailments such as, digestive problems, Carpel tunnel syndrome and cramp.
Increases flexibility and mobility.
Promotes relaxation reducing blood pressure and aiding restful sleep.
Encourages the baby into the Optimal position for labour and birth.
Improves posture helping to avoid or ease lower back pain.
Expands breathing and lung capacity creating space.
Strengthens the pelvis & pelvic floor in preparation for the birth.
Reduces fatigue by releasing muscle tension and providing oxygen and nutrients to tissues.
Provides an opportunity to practice breathing techniques and positions for labour.
Deeply relaxing & nurturing, reducing anxiety and stress.
Increases self confidence.
Promotes overall well being.
Deepens the connection with your unborn baby.
Provides the opportunity to make new friendships.
Women are empowered to feel confident in their ability to give birth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Yoga safe in pregnancy?
Our style of Yoga is gentle and safe for all women, whether new to Yoga or with years of practice. Simplicity in practice relies on a growing understanding of the effects of yoga on women’s physiology supported by the latest scientific research and exchanges among midwives worldwide.
Pregnancy yoga is safe to practice from 14 weeks, however If you have any concerns about your health, always consult your doctor or midwife before beginning your yoga classes.
I have never been to a Yoga class before, can I still attend?
Yes. These classes are suitable for those who are new to yoga, as well as women with some yoga experience. You are encouraged to work very much at your own pace and to listen to your body, therefore any pregnant woman can take part, no matter what your level of fitness.
What can I start attending?
You can start attend from 14 weeks pregnancy. Classes are suitable for mums expecting their 1st, 2nd, 3rd (or more!) baby.
What do I need to bring?
I supply yoga mats and cushions, however please feel free to bring your own pillow or anything etc which you use to make yourself comfortable when you relax. Ensure you wear comfy clothes that you can stretch in. You may also want to bring a drink.
How much does it cost?
To be confirmed ...
How do I book?
To book: email Sarah@babyyogis.co.uk or call 07840 707435
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