A great pregnancy exercise for both mother & child
Prenatal yoga helps the mum-to-be to start connecting with her breath and baby, start sharing and preparing for the Day. Practice loving compassion for yourself and baby. Available at Yoga Shala in Nicosia.
Prenatal Yoga aims at a peaceful pregnancy and a happy, positive birth.
Like many other childbirth-preparation classes, prenatal yoga is an all-round approach to exercise that encourages both physical and mental wellness, such as in stretching, mindfulness and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe, whilst rigorous studies have found scientific proof that yoga helps the body deal with stress by slowing heart and breathing rates and lowering blood pressure. Overall, it can have many benefits for pregnant women and their unborn child.
Prenatal yoga can help improve sleeping pattern, reduce stress and anxiety, as well as increase strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles and joints, as needed for childbirth. More specifically, prenatal yoga helps decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath.
It can also be a great way to meet and get to know other pregnant women in your area, sharing ideas and preparations in becoming a parent. Get in touch with us for more information or to register for this class.
Benefits of prenatal yoga:
- Maintains healthy balance
- Develops your stamina and strength
- Relieves tension of lower back, hips, chest, upper back, neck & shoulders
- Calms the nervous system
- Preparation for labour
- Connection with your baby
- Increases circulation
- Deep & timed breathe-work practice
- Bonding with other pregnant women
- Nurturing your time
Prenatal Yoga classes are on offer upon registration (99556445) at Yoga Shala, Nicosia
Prenatal yoga classes at Yoga Shala are easy going, comfortable, and welcoming. Generally, they involve yoga practices such as breathing, gentle stretching, posture improvement, balanced strengthening, cool down and relaxation/meditation, somewhat similar to a light hatha yoga session. All props are included.
- Always speak to your health care provider before starting yoga
- Set realistic goals of exercising; even short amounts is enough
- Pace yourself during classes
- Stay cool and hydrated, especially important during Cyprus’ summer period
- Avoid certain postures, i.e. when doing poses, bend from your hips and not your back, in order to maintain normal spine curvature
- Don’t hold poses for a long time; keep moving
- Don't overdo it
Of course our yoga instructors are always with you, by your side.