Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, you will love the positive benefits of yoga during your pregnancy. Practising gentle yoga can be the key to a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy, while helping you to discover trust and confidence in your natural resources for labour and birth.
It is recommended that ladies start yoga after 14 weeks, once the hormonal symptoms have settled down. It is also encouraged that you advise your Doctor / Health Practitioner that you are planning to start prenatal yoga classes. The postures practised are very safe and it is recommended practising yoga until full term to gain the maximum benefits.
This supportive class will strengthen your body and your mind in preparation for childbirth and give you the opportunity to enjoy the journey of pregnancy with other mums-to-be.
Taking this special time to connect to your body, your baby and your breath and when you are ready, you can experience some practical birthing positions, tips and breathing.
This embodied knowledge can be transferred to use during birth and labour.
Adding Pranayama (Breathwork) helps mother and baby to find calm moments, increases vitality and can help to increase the baby’s oxygen supply. It is a very effective way of also helping to control anxiety and insomnia. Practising Yogic breathing) in pregnancy is necessary for it to become instinctive during the birth process.
Time is always made for deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra) a nurturing opportunity for women to truly rest and release any stress and tension that happens throughout pregnancy and encourage you to let go of any fear or anxiety.
It is a great way to truly ground yourself and enjoy your best night’s sleep right after.
Suzanne has been teaching Pregnancy Yoga in South Belfast for 15 years with many of her mums coming back to her classes for second and third pregnancies and going on to experiencing Mum & Baby Yoga and Baby Massage classes.
Suzanne’s teaching style is described as gentle and fun, which is reassuring for first time mums and those looking for a relaxed but professional environment.