Being pregnant is one of the most challenging, exciting and life-changing time’s in a women’s life and you often feel like you are on an emotional roller-coaster. As your posture adapts to the growing uterus, your posture will change and lower back pain may occur. Muscles can feel fatigued due to the extra weight gain and digestion becomes sluggish often causing constipation. As the blood chemistry changes you can experience oedema, (fluid retention), making your feet and legs feel very restless and stiff. As well as morning sickness, sleepless nights, tender breasts, shortness of breath and heart burn to contend with, it is a very challenging time. Some ladies experience no problems during pregnancy whilst others can feel dreadful at times.
Yoga practice during pregnancy is very beneficial to reduce stress, control your mood swings, balance and calm your mind and enhance a healthy sleep pattern. The gentle postures help to relieve fluid retention, improve circulation, flexibility, stamina, strength and help to open the pelvis to prepare for labour. The breathing techniques are a wonderful aid to ease labour pain and encourage you to focus your mind. With each Core Yoga class you will recieve handouts giving you useful information on everything from pelvic floor exercises to optimal foetal positioning and from breathing exercises to perineal massage.