Yoga House is pleased to now be able to accommodate mommas-to-be in a few of our regularly scheduled classes! Since each momma is in a different phase of pregnancy and skill level, Yoga House still wanted to be able to welcome mommas into classes. There aren’t any specific pre-natal yoga classes on the schedule (yet). However, several Yoga House instructors have been trained in pre-natal yoga and now are able to welcome mommas of any skill level and trimester into their classes!
Benefits of pre-natal yoga?
The Mayo Clinic states that, “Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.”
Here is the list of benefits:
- Improve sleep
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
- Decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath
Precautions of pre-natal yoga?
We want to help ensure you have a good and safe experience and class, and suggest to consult your health care provider before starting any exercise regimen, even in yoga. We also encourage you to set realistic goals for your practice, as your body is going through many changes during this precious time. There may be poses you may not be able to do as you once did, and there are other poses to avoid for safety for you and baby. For example, the Mayo Clinic explains:
When doing poses, bend from your hips — not your back — to maintain normal spine curvature. Avoid lying on your belly or back, doing deep forward or backward bends, or doing twisting poses that put pressure on your abdomen. You can modify twisting poses so that you only move your upper back, shoulders and rib cage.
As your pregnancy progresses, use props during postures to accommodate changes in your center of gravity. If you wonder whether a pose is safe, ask your instructor for guidance.
We also recommend not attending any heated or hot yoga classes as they can cause a condition called hyperthermia. Therefore, staying cool and hydrated is important. You may bring your own water bottle or Yoga House provides water at no charge in the studio.
If you have any questions, please first consult your health care provider, and please be open communicating with your instructor.
What classes accept mommas-to-be?
Yoga House classes that can accommodate mommas-to-be are as follows:
Monday’s YOGA FLOW @ 2:30pm
Wednesday’s YIN YANG FLOW @ 8:30a
Wednesday’s YOGA FIT* @ 7pm
Friday’s UNWIND & REFINE @ 4:30p
Saturday’s VINYASA FLOW @ 12p
* For advanced pre-natal mommas only
Coming soon – Late spring/early summer, the Lunch Classes & Beginner Yoga classes will also be pre-natal friendly classes!