Having a baby is probably one of the most wonderful, yet anxiety-provoking events that can happen in one’s life. Prenatal yoga is a wonderful way to prepare for this event by helping you to remain active & fit throughout your pregnancy, whilst preparing you for the birth of your baby & the early days beyond.
BENEFITS OF DOING PRENATAL YOGA?
Prenatal yoga encourages you to create space in both body and mind in preparation for the birth of your baby. Movements in our prenatal classes are gentle & are designed to release tension & tightness, increase circulation, build strength & stamina, increase flexibility, whilst easing your body towards opening and releasing, in preparation for the birth of your baby.
We focus on exercises to target specific areas in the body that are going through great changes, i.e. chest opening exercises to accommodate growing breasts, shoulder & pelvic stabilisation to encourage good posture, accommodating an ever expanding bump. We also focus on postures that are useful in the latter weeks of pregnancy, to ease your baby into an optimal birthing position & postures for use from early labour to delivery.
LEARN TO LISTEN AND TRUST YOUR BODY:
During pregnancy your body goes through +/- 40 weeks of changes. Prenatal yoga encourages you to listen to your body & to trust your body. This enables you to adopt a gentle, easy practice on the days when you are lacking energy & a more energetic practice on the days you feel like more.
LEARN BREATHING & RELAXATION TECHNIQUES:
During pregnancy it is common to experience interrupted sleep and restlessness (??mother nature preparing you for your new-born). We teach our Momas-to-be breathing & relaxation techniques to soothe both body & mind, encouraging deep rest.
FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT LABOUR & BIRTH:
Having spent many years working in a busy labour ward, it was always easy to spot the “yoga momas”, they always seemed more calm & in control. Personal Health’s Prenatal yoga classes will equip you on your journey, from early labour, delivery & to those early weeks of motherhood. All of our classes finish with a deep relaxation which allows you the time and space to completely relax, release and let go.
Cathy O’Grady runs Prenatal Yoga Classes in Personal Health as follows:
Monday’s @ 11am & 6pm
Saturday’s @ 11.30am
To book classes please download our free app here-
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Phone: 01 496 4002
16/17 Rathgar Road