Welcome to our Pregnancy Yoga course!

Prenatal Yoga classes will help you during pregnancy, labour and after delivery.

Lotus Flower Yoga

6 Weeks Live Online Pregnancy Yoga Course

Thursday's 7:00pm - 8:00pm (BST)

1st October to 5th November 2020

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Introduction to Pregnancy Yoga

Prenatal yoga classes will help you during pregnancy, labour and after delivery. The emphasis of these sessions is on breathing, pelvic floor, stabilising the hips, strengthening the body ready for delivery and after birth, relaxation as well allowing you to make a deeper connection with your body and your baby as your body changes. Learning and practising prenatal yoga will give you several benefits and will make you more resilient during and after pregnancy. The benefits last long after childbirth. No previous yoga experience is needed to take part in this session, all classes are designed for mixed ability.

Like all forms of yoga, prenatal yoga is more about the mind than the body. You will be able to reaffirm your faith in your physical and mental powers, gaining more control and awareness to move forward into the birthing stage with a much more confident and relaxed approach. One of the main benefits is breath awareness, which will help you focus attention on the right things during labour and delivery. It will help you connect with your body and your child through relaxation techniques.

When done correctly with a fully accredited yoga instructor, prenatal yoga is considered safe for both mother and child. However, there are essential differences between prenatal yoga and regular yoga. It is vital to understand these differences, primarily if you are already practising yoga.

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History of Yoga

The word yoga has its origins in the Sanskrit word ‘yuj', which means to join, yoke or unite. Yoga unifies the mind, body and spirit and mentally unites us with our creator (God). Yoga originated in ancient India and consisted of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Although it is mentioned in the Rigveda, it is believed to have originated in the fifth and sixth century BCE with roots in ancient Indian Ascetic and Sramana movements. Yogic practices are described in various Hindu Upanishads, but the exact timeline is unclear.

The techniques of yoga were initially passed on orally from teachers to students with no written texts. Over 2200 years ago, Patanjali, a sage and scholar, wrote the first philosophical texts about yoga. They are called the Yoga Sutras. They gained popularity in the west in the 19th and 20th centuries after being introduced by teachers like Swami Vivekananda. After the 1980s, medical science started acknowledging the benefits of yoga, and it became hugely popular all over the world as a relaxation technique with numerous health benefits.

Patanjali has prescribed an eight-fold path or eight stages of yoga. They are Yama (morality), Niyama (self-discipline), Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breath control), Pratyahara (control of the senses), Dharana (concentration and inward awareness), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (the highest state of consciousness).

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Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

The stretching, mental concentration, inner calm, body awareness and breathing skills that you learn in prenatal yoga classes will give you several advantages, and you will continue to enjoy them for years.

  • You will increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles and other body areas that are involved in pregnancy and childbirth.

 

  • Many common problems during pregnancy like morning sickness, headaches, shortness of breath, carpel tunnel syndrome and back pain will reduce.

 

  • You will sleep better.

 

  • ​Stress and anxiety levels will subside, and you will also be able to manage them better.

 

  • You will be able to react and cope better if there are surprises during childbirth.

 

  • You will cultivate bonds with other participants, and it will give you a support group to share your concerns and discuss problems. Considering the journey ahead, some of these relationships could result in lifelong friendships.

If you have any medical conditions, it’s important to consult your doctor before joining the classes. You must also inform your teacher so that any necessary adjustments can be made to the exercises.

 

If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to contact us.

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The significance of Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is not like regular yoga. Changes to both the type and intensity of postures become necessary after conception. During pregnancy, hormonal changes loosen the ligaments of the lower back and pelvic region to allow expansion during labour. This increases the flexibility means we have to be conscious of overstretching which will do more harm than good. Doing regular prenatal yoga sessions with a fully qualified instructor can help to strengthen and stabilise the joints, hips and areas that become most venerable in pregnancy.

 

What you can expect to learn in our Prenatal Course

 

1. Breathing techniques

You will learn to inhale and exhale slowly through the nose. You will practice several breathing techniques and learn to make deep sounds such as humming or grunting. This will help you reduce and better manage the shortness of breath during pregnancy. It will also be helpful during labour.

 

2. Gentle stretching

The aim here is to stretch various areas of your body without unnecessary strain gently. You will practice moving your arms, neck, etc. through their full range of motion.

 

3. Postures and props

You will practice various poses to improve your strength, flexibility and balance. Accessories such as cushions, belts and blankets may be used to help you do the postures comfortably. The focus on breathing will continue throughout the course.

 

4. Relaxation

There will be a relaxation session at the end of every class. You will learn to relax your muscles, calm down, and restore your breathing and pulse rates to their resting levels. You will also be encouraged to improve self-awareness by observing your thoughts, emotions and sensations in your body. You may also be asked to repeat a mantra or a word to help achieve a state of inner calm.

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Join our Pregnancy Yoga Course

Live on Thursday's 7:00pm - 8:00pm (BST)

1st October to 5th November 2020

How It Works

  • 1-hour class each week for 6 Weeks

  • Weekly live video on Zoom App

  • Direct contact with me to answer any questions 

  • Access to join an amazing and supportive community

Format

  • A live Question & Answer session before the course begins

  • Weekly live one-hour class

Requirements

  • Laptop, Smartphone, Smart TV or tablet

  • One hour of your time per week

  • A yoga mat, birthing ball, two blocks and a strap

Price

  • Normal Price: £45.00

  • Book before 22nd October and save £15.01

  • Discount Price: £29.99

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