WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A PRENATAL YOGA CLASS?
These prenatal yoga classes are appropriate for ALL mothers-to-be. Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for years, or are just beginning, our prenatal yoga classes benefit both mother-to-be and her growing baby. Beginner to Advanced and all 3 trimesters of pregnancy. Liza Janda teaches Prenatal Yoga classes that inspire mothers-to-be to unite breath and movement. Prenatal Yoga classes begin with gentle stretches, and warm-ups, followed by Vinyasa flows and poses that:
- Aligns uterus and baby in the pelvis to help with labor and birth
- Helps you sleep better during pregnancy
- Reduces anxiety
- Increases your endurance so you are physically and mentally ready for childbirth
- Relieves back pain, the most common complaint during pregnancy
- Strengthens and stretches all the muscles in the pregnant woman’s body
- Helps pregnant mothers be more comfortable
- Makes mothers-to-be feel good in their bodies
- Increases the length of breaths stimulating the production of endorphins
- Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system
The benefits of prenatal yoga are many, but you will simply feel better and stronger as you continue to practice prenatal yoga during your pregnancy. Liza encourages her prenatal yoga students to stay healthy and low risk. At the end of every prenatal yoga class, Liza shares her “Birth Wisdom” to help educate, inspire, and encourage mothers-to-be to have confidence in their ability to grow and birth their babies.You will work hard during prenatal yoga, but then you get to relax and nurture yourself and take those precious moments to bond with your growing baby. Click here to see the class schedule with Yoga Janda at Babies in Bloom
OR IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO CLASS PRACTICE WITH LIZA AT HOME
RESEARCH ON THE BENEFITS OF PRENATAL YOGA
This (click) study provides evidence that regular yoga practice in the last 10–12 weeks of pregnancy
- Reduces pain in labor
- Shortens labor
How Does Prenatal Yoga Shorten Labor and Reduce Labor Pain?
- Breath awareness and tuning into one’s body releases tension, and transforms the laboring mother’s perception of pain.
- Prenatal Yoga movements combined with breathing increase circulating endorphins and serotonin.
- Practicing prenatal yoga postures over time stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, decreasing one’s need to actively respond to unpleasant physical sensations.
- Prenatal yoga strategies that help women prepare emotionally and physically for labor may help reduce pain and suffering and optimize wellbeing in childbirth by providing coping skills and increasing self-confidence and a sense of mastery.
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