Yoga has been a part of my life since I was fourteen. It has always been there for me in many different stages of my life and I have come to rely on it deeply, but the most tangible and profound stage was giving birth to my children.
In the prenatal yoga classes, we will prepare our bodies as well as, prepare our minds for this great event of giving birth; helping the well being of the child as well as the mother.
Yoga helps us decrease most of the symptoms of pregnancy that causes discomfort, such as back pain, constipation and swelling of the ankles. It improves the circulation and helps digestion as well as strengthening the uterus and the pelvic muscles. Yoga increases flexibility and endurance, as well as an overall strengthening of the body which will be tapped deeply during the birth process. Most importantly it brings our awareness to the power of the breath. The breath is the bridge to a fulfilling experience of birth for the mother and child. It brings us into the present moment and helps us to deal with our natural fears and pain of child birth, and most importantly letting us tap into that inner most essence of being a woman and mother.