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Prepare physically, emotionally and mentally for the birth of your baby with pregnancy yoga.

Pregnancy yoga helps women get through their pregnancy with minimal discomfort. It also prepares her for the birth and post-birth stages.

What are the benefits of pregnancy yoga?

Physically:

  • It builds stamina and strength. Strengthening our hips, back, arms and shoulders to help you carry the weight of your growing baby.
  • Removing tension and muscle tightness alleviates some of the common discomforts of pregnancy.
  • Improved posture to help ease back problems
  • Help in preparation for birth – it encourages breath and body awareness, reduces worry and teaches women to adapt to the new situations.
  • By learning to breathe deeply, you will be better equipped to face the physical demands of labour, birth, and motherhood. Staying calm in times you need it most.
  • A regular yoga practice will help you process unconscious fears around birth.
  • Your body becomes more flexible, which enables you to adapt to various positions when in labour and your ligaments are more elastic, which in turn can help to reduce labour discomforts.
  • Maintains your overall body fitness and increases your energy and vitality
  • It calms the nervous system, aiding your digestion to operate properly, promoting a better sleep and an optimal performance of your immune system.
  • Reduces fluid retention and  improves your balance by boosting blood circulation.
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Emotionally:

  • It helps by calming the emotions, bringing a sense of ease and peace.
  • Provides a special time for you to connect with the changes in your body and bond with your unborn baby.
  • Helps to build your confidence by heightening your natural abilities to cope
  • Practicing prenatal yoga is a great way to meet other pregnant women and to become part of a community.
  • Being in a positive, supportive environment can give you a regular emotional boost and keep you motivated to continue exercising.

Mentally:

  • It calms and quietens the mind, helping you to relax and become more centered and focused.
Yoga continues to have benefits long after pregnancy

 

Postnatal yoga strengthens abdominal muscles and your pelvic floor. It also helps you to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape faster.

Yoga practice can be re-started about six weeks after the birth. It is advisable to continue for another 4 to 6 months, as ligaments and muscles have not yet returned to normal, and there is a need to go slow and not strain the body.

How does it work?

During our classes we’ll make use of mantras (sound), pranayam (breath), kriya (physical postures and movements), meditation and dance. Kundalini Yoga for pregnancy balances the endocrine system and strengthens the nervous system allowing you the opportunity to experience your optimal self.

I encourage you to use gravity and breath to ride your body’s own wave.

I have great respect for each one of my students and I encourage them to listen to themselves and to connect with the deep wisdom of their bodies, so that they respect  their own rhythms and limits.

My instructions are clear, simple and detailed, paying close attention to the movement in synchronicity with the breath.

I offer group yoga classes and private sessions.

My classes include:

  • Yoga
  • Pregnancy dance
  • Relaxation
  • Breathing awareness and sound
  • Pelvic floor education
  • Information about pregnancy and childbirth
  • Active Birth movements & Preparation for labour and birth
  • Refreshments & discussion

Contact Liana for more information:  645 664 687 / liana@lianadoula.com

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