Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga
Updated: Feb 9
Pregnancy Yoga is by far one of the most effective and supportive things yoga can do during your pregnancy for both mental, emotional and physical benefits.
Pregnancy Yoga will support you through your Pregnancy physically, but also mentally and emotionally as you journey towards motherhood. Below is a list of six amazing benefits that come with a regular weekly Pregnancy Yoga practice.
REDUCES STRESS AND ANXIETY
This Pregnancy Yoga benefit has to be at the top of the pile for sure. Doing a regular Pregnancy Yoga class will help make you feel calmer and much more centred throughout your Pregnancy. In a Pregnancy Yoga class, you have an opportunity to connect with your breath which will, in turn, move you out of your fight and flight, promoting the feeling of wellbeing both mentally and physically—reducing feelings of stress and anxiety.
PREPARES THE BODY AND MIND FOR LABOUR AND DELIVERY
Pregnancy Yoga offers so many strengthening and grounding qualities that will help make you feel supported physically, mentally, and emotionally when you go into labour and give birth. Pregnancy Yoga offers you an opportunity to trust in the body more; you start to become aware of the power the body has to grow your baby and start being guided by your inner wisdom that it knows how to birth your baby too. It allows you to begin to feel much more confident and empowered as you approach childbirth.
One of the most important things that can be invaluable during Pregnancy Yoga is the breathing techniques shared. These not only benefit and have a significant influence on the body but also on the mind. Learning breathing techniques during pregnancy Yoga will prepare you to stay relaxed during labour, but the breathing will support you during contractions and riding the waves of sensations. Breathing better will also keep your immunity healthy, mind calm and help alleviate tension during your Pregnancy. Win-win.
STRETCHES AND TONES IMPORTANT MUSCLES
During a Pregnancy Yoga class, you get the opportunity to move the body into some excellent Yoga postures that all have incredible benefits, that not only give the body a lovely gentle stretch, but they also strengthen and tone the muscles. It will stretch and tone the hips, pelvic floor and shoulders, and the spine and many other important areas within the body.
INCREASES BETTER SLEEP
Sleeping better due to practising pregnancy Yoga is a fantastic benefit. When we practice Yoga, we start to loosen any aches and pains helping us to rest with much more ease, but we also learn breathing techniques that will help us relax much better, which will support us when it comes to bedtime finding a better night sleep. We can use some of the techniques we learn in Pregnancy Yoga to help us to release and relax at night time.
PROMOTES CONNECTION WITH GROWN BABY
As you arrive at your pregnancy yoga class, you can become present and let go of all the things continually taking your attention, work, worries, concerns, and things to do and arrive into your body and growing baby. Pregnancy Yoga gives you a chance to experience and notice any changes you may not have had an opportunity to connect with as your baby grows within you. It's an excellent opportunity to connect with your baby profoundly and invite them into the Yoga practice.
TRYING ONLINE PREGNANCY YOGA AT HOME
Linked below is a Pregnancy Yoga session with Katya using the birthing ball. This is a perfect Pregnancy Yoga session that will get you going with your journey with Pregnancy Yoga and enable you to start feeling the benefits of the practice. There are other videos on Youtube with Katya that help you navigate through Pregnancy Yoga and offer you the opportunity to experience some of the benefits from the comfort of your own home.
PREGNANCY YOGA COURSE WITH KATYA
If you are interested in learning more about Pregnancy Yoga and experiencing the practice's fantastic benefits, Katya runs a six week online Pregnancy Yoga courses. In these Pregnancy Yoga courses, you explore different Yoga topics that will support you through pregnancy, labour and post-birth.
For more details on the next course please click or get in touch.