Birth Preparation Yoga classes are tailored for the final stages of pregnancy (from 32 weeks). This is a time where what we need most is to quieten the mind, let go of time pressures and constant doing. This creates a consciously relaxed state, where we can connect with ourselves, our babies and our inner birthing wisdom.
Here are 4 reasons to do yoga for birth preparation classes. You will:
- Find out more about the natural physiology of birth and what to expect at different stages of the labour process.
- Learn how to manage fear, trust your body and nurture a sense of empowerment.
- Create a positive intention and guided relaxation, while learning how to let go of the intellect and connect with our intuition and instincts.
- Use breath as your anchor during labour. Detailed breath techniques for the different stages of labour
After the initial discussion, the session becomes more body focused. We incorporate yoga postures that can help move the labour process along. In addition, we build an inner and outer strength that supports women along the course of their labour.
The class ends with a restorative relaxation, fully supporting mums to be. This allows them to let go and connect with their inner self and their babies. Above all, birth preparation yoga classes aim to nurture a sense of community and sharing in the final stages of pregnancy to support women as they approach childbirth and enter into motherhood.
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