Whether you are completely new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, prenatal yoga is designed for the expecting mom-to-be. You might have been recommended by your doctor to start an exercise fitness routine or maybe looking for an alternative to your current. Regardless of your reason, prenatal yoga is great way to stay in shape during pregnancy.
Prenatal yoga has many awesome benefits aside from the physical benefits. Learn breathing exercises to help you get in a deeper relaxed state. Prepare for parenthood by learning stress reducing techniques.
Prenatal yoga sounds like an awesome idea, but not sure when to start prenatal yoga class? Always talk to your healthcare provider before starting physical fitness routine.
Every teacher is a little different, but below is an outline of how my classes are typically structured.
- Introductions - Name, how far along you are, and where you'll be delivering.
- Pregnancy Affirmation - Students choose a pregnancy affirmation to use during their practice. Affirmations are a powerful tool. Repeat your affirmation silently to yourself or visualize your affirmation during meditation, challenging poses, or childbirth contractions.
- Breathing and Centering - Students are guided through a series breathing techniques.
- Warmups - Seated upper body stretches, cat & cow, low lunges.
- Active Poses - Warrior poses, modified Sun Salutations, balance poses
- Cool Down Poses - Seated poses, yoga squat, king pigeon
- Relaxation (Savasana) - Students can choose from a variety of positions. You may choose to stay seated, side lying or in a supported reclined position.
- Namaste - Class is closed seated with hands together at heart center.