yoga for mums to be
Pregnancy yoga is suitable for both beginning students and experienced practitioners. During pregnancy, yoga can play a key role in enhancing the experience of this precious time and empowering the mother-to-be to have the most conscious birth experience. Yoga can help women enjoy their pregnancy with minimal discomfort, cultivate breath awareness and strengthen the body in preparation for labour. Yoga also offers you the opportunity to connect with your baby, and coming to classes is a great way to feel part of a community of pregnant women.
when to practise
It’s never too late to practise prenatal yoga! So if you are past your first trimester, come along and experience the benefits of yoga under the care of our expert pregnancy yoga teachers. General guidelines are that you do not practice yoga during the first trimester. Start in the second trimester and continue your classes until before birth. Be conscious of how your body feels and seek medical advice regarding any health issues.
yoga for new mums + parents
At triyoga, bonding with your little one is not a solitary affair. Postnatal yoga classes are a great way to heal, strengthen and nurture yourself without needing a babysitter. Bring your little one along for some parent-baby bonding and be part of a community of new parents. Class included Mummy + Me (and Dads too!) yoga sessions as well as baby massage classes.
when to practise
It is important to rest initially. The first 6 weeks after birth are a time for bonding with the baby and for the mother to recover. By the end of the first eight weeks of the postnatal period, women should be ready to return to their regular practice, but it is important to listen to what your body is ready to do. Women with a yoga practice prior to pregnancy should be careful and not rush back into their usual yoga practice. Consult your GP for advice on when to resume practising.
the benefits of pre + post natal yoga
- Increases your energy
- Empowers the mother-to-be to have conscious birth experience
- Keeps you fit whilst being sensitive to the baby and you
- Decreases anxiety
- Strengthens birthing muscles
- Quickens postpartum recovery
- Improves sleep
- Reduces backache
- Improves circulation
- Promotes healthy birth
- Strengthens the back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles
- Releases tension in shoulders and neck muscles
- Helps to improve posture
- Decreases overall stress and promotes relaxation
- Rejuvenates the mind and increases energy
- Builds patience and inner-calm
- Brings fun and pleasure to both parent and baby
- Provides an opportunity to connect with other parents
- Creates a safe environment to bond with baby and toddler