Pregnancy creates a lot of challenges for the body and prenatal yoga can help you feel fit, comfortable and relaxed during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga focuses on breathing and safe sequences which can help ease labor and delivery. Yoga Workshop is a place where information is exchanged and questions are answered, so it is important that the teacher should be trained in prenatal yoga and it is even better if she has been through the experience of childbirth. An experienced teacher can tell you more benefits of Yoga because she has gone through it. Why would you go into labor without preparing for it?
Meditation can improve the abilities to relax and to concentrate. Back pain I one of the common pregnancy complaint since you have to bear the growing weight of the uterus. Some women experience lack of breath during this period. Pranayama, breathing exercises, can help manage the pain of contractions. Simple standing postures can help increase your leg strength and also generate courage and self-confidence. Pre natal Yoga classes are no time to be shy either. It is a time to get to know your body and to build the confidence in your ability to give birth. The mother should be well prepared both mentally and physically to welcome a new healthy being into this world. C-sections, forceps deliveries, are not a way to enjoy your delivery. The process of birth is not a movie script where one can enjoy just everything. It is made up of blood, sweat, pain, etc. by toning your body accordingly one can enjoy almost everything right from the beginning.
The first trimester holds mixed blessings for most women. There can be a lot of joy as well as much discomfort. Most women experience nausea and fatigue. Most women begin their prenatal practice during the second trimester. Often they may feel very good. A woman may feel faint or light-headed during this time. During the third trimester the baby has grown fully. You can feel its movements strongly. The extra weight and your protruding belly will likely challenge your balance in every posture. Yoga balance postures can help you a lot during this period. For those women who are practicing with a prenatal teacher and listening to their bodies, the third trimester is a very good time to build stamina and courage.
Pregnancy is a time of changing, an opportunity to transform her feelings of weakness into strength. Prenatal exercise classes are one of the best ways to meet moms who are also at your stage in pregnancy. As you transition to a new phase of your life, having a supportive network of women who understand what you’re going through is incredibly helpful. I have conducted many Yoga workshops along with my wife. But Natal Yoga is my favorite. Watching a class full of pregnant women with round bellies, it is easy to see where the concept of the Earth as a mother came from. Just as the Earth sustains all life, a mother-to-be provides a life-sustaining environment for her baby. And a prenatal yoga class can create an environment that nurtures the nurturer. At a time when you may feel tired, moody, nauseous, and out of control, a regular prenatal yoga practice can give you the energy to enjoy your pregnancy, the serenity to build a deeper intimacy with your own body and spirit, and also the presence of mind to expect the unexpected and be fully present for the miracle of birth.
Pre natal and Post natal Yoga Workshops can definitely help the new and young mothers to cope up with depression, anxiety, stress, etc.