Yoga is both safe and beneficial during the 2nd and 3rd Trimesters of Pregnancy.
As the meaning of Yoga (Union, Yoke) suggests, it is the unity of body, mind and spirit. In pregnancy, this 'joining' or union', the intertwining of mother and baby and the intricate bond and connection that lasts a lifetime; is never more apparent.
The physicality of yoga provides the opportunity for a pregnant woman's changing body to find balance and alignment; emotionally and physically. Therefore relieving and alleviating back pain, sciatica, cramps, RLS (restless legs), SPD (symphysis pubis diastasis), Rectus separation, anxiety, insomnia, headaches. The meditative breathing and sequencing of postures (asana); calms the adrenals and nervous system, creating a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Bellies & Bubs Prenatal yoga classes are ideal for beginners through to more advanced students. All postures (asana) are adapted to support the individual needs of each woman, which is why classes are kept small. These specialised classes also provide guidance and education on optimal foetal positioning, pelvic space and how to 'open' the pelvis, active birth positions and birth skills techniques.
Bellies & Bubs Pregnancy Yoga classes are ideal for beginners through to more advanced students and recommended in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters (from 12 weeks). All postures (asana) are adapted to support the varying stages of pregnancy and the ongoing hormonal, structural and emotional changes, as your baby develops and grows.
If you're looking for something more to help prepare your body and mind for a vaginal birth; our specialised Birth Prep Yoga classes are recommended from 32 weeks.
These classes provide you with guidance, education and support by learning ways to align and balance your body and baby with optimal foetal positioning. making room in the pelvis for your baby to better align itself more symmetrically at the 3 gates of the pelvis, active birth and birth skills principles; to help you and your bub journey toward an empowered and vaginal birth. These classes are ideal if you are looking for additional support for VBAC, or previously traumatic or assisted vaginal birth.
Classes are kept small to ensure the benefits and safety for each mum and bub.