We will start Cigogne Yoga class on Norvember!!
Regular exercise is always beneficial during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga is a good choice for a low impact exercise that provides several benefits that are both physical and mental. Prenatal yoga improves flexibility, tones muscles and helps provide natural relief from many of the common discomforts associated with pregnancy.
Increases strength and flexibility: The regular practice of yoga helps increase flexibility in the muscles and surrounding tissues while enhancing blood circulation. The regular practice of prenatal yoga stretches and tones the muscles, making them stronger and more flexible.
Helps diminish swelling and joint inflammation: Swelling and inflammation is caused by water retention and decreased circulation. Since yoga helps promote circulation, it is effective at preventing and reducing swelling. This is extremely effective at reducing the common swelling of the ankles, feet and hands.
Prevents and decreases pain in the lower back and sciatica pain: Lower back pain and sciatica are common complaints during pregnancy. The change in posture is responsible for much of this pain. Regular prenatal yoga practice stretches the muscles of the lower back and strengthens these muscles. It also helps improve posture which helps with back pain.
Creates and maintains a sense of well being: Yoga helps release tension from the body. It is also a powerful tool for relaxation, which helps maintain a feeling of well being. This combined with increased flexibility and fewer aches and pains enhances the feeling of well being.
Stress Relief: Yoga is very effective for stress relief, especially for pregnant women experiencing discomfort with their body and mental fatigue. With regular practice of prenatal yoga, you will be better able to handle stress making for a healthier mother and baby.
Helps prepare you for labor: In yoga, you learn how to find and release tension in the body. Learning this technique will be very helpful in labor. Tension in the muscles makes the body produce less oxytocin.
Powerful relaxation tool during pregnancy and while in labor: As a result of learning to locate and release tension in the body through the practice of yoga, you will be better prepared to do the same during labor, being less likely to tense up with every contraction. The ability to relax through the contractions results in less pain as well as better progress in labor.
Relaxation, imagery and breathing are useful in labor: Breathing is always empahsized in prenatal yoga classes. The breathing technique involves taking air in slowly through the nose and exhaling completely. This relaxed breathing technique is helpful for relieving tension and brings more oxygen to the muscles and the baby. In our prenatal yoga classes, breathing, relaxation and imagery are specifically tailored for the pregnant woman. You will also learn techniques that you will be able to use during labor, and our certified midwife instructor will ensure that you are doing the positions correctly while not overdoing it. As it is a private or semi-private session, interaction with the instructor is encouraged as yoga exercise will be matched to the pace of the mother.