What is Prenatal Yoga?
Prenatal Yoga uses postures, breathing, and meditation to help ease pregnancy, delivery, and the after effects of birth. The classes create strength, energy, focus, flexibility and body awareness through a gentle practice designed especially for the pregnant woman’s needs. Prenatal Yoga classes provide a safe, peaceful and supportive environment for expectant mothers and are a wonderful way to connect with other mothers-to-be.
What are the benefits of Prenatal Yoga?
The yoga asanas/poses are modified to help alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as heartburn, nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.
How early can I start taking Prenatal yoga classes?
There is no set answer to this question. In general, the saying among prenatal yoga teachers goes “never too early, never too late.” However, sometimes it is recommended NOT to practice during the first trimester (12 weeks). Listen to your own body and honor its needs and limitations. If you feel fine, regardless of how early or far along you are in your pregnancy, you can practice.
I never did yoga before, can I still take Prenatal Classes?
No prior yoga experience is needed. Quite a few women attending our prenatal classes are new to yoga. Pregnancy is a wonderful time to begin your yoga journey since your focus is naturally turned more inwards and many women are more in tune with their body during this time.
Do I need to bring a doctor’s or midwife’s note?
We highly recommend that you consult with your physician or midwife prior to attending our classes, however a written note from them is not required. Please know that we require signing a liability waiver prior to joining a class at Fit Yoga for the first time.
What should I wear and bring?
Please wear comfortable clothing (not too baggy). Bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water and a hand towel. Come with an open heart and you will leave fulfilled.