Pregnancy is a great personal journey for any woman and is a time of mental and physical change. It can also be a challenging time, as adjustments need to be made as the body starts to change shape. For this reason, many women are now turning to pregnancy yoga. A pregnancy yoga practice can help address some of these mental and physical changes in a positive way. Women who practise yoga during pregnancy are able to be really present in their bodies and connect with their unborn child. In addition to this, yoga has a calming effect on the mother. This calm is also transmitted to the baby.
PREGNANCY YOGA WITH YOGA MAMA WELLNESS
Yoga Mama Wellness is affiliated to the Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training School and, as such, specialises in Pregnancy Yoga at our studio in Putney, south-west London. We keep our classes small deliberately, with an average of 8-12 students per class. This allows for individual attention and support from our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers, while also promoting a sense of community. During the week we offer several 60-minute classes, with 1-2-1 sessions also available.
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BREATHING TECHNIQUES IN PREGNANCY YOGA
Breathing techniques learnt in pregnancy yoga can be used at any time during pregnancy. Focusing on the breath can have a profound effect. By learning to control the breath, women may feel empowered and more in control of their thoughts and body. Many women also find these techniques very useful when giving birth.
HOW DOES PREGNANCY YOGA DIFFER FROM OTHER TYPES OF YOGA?
Pregnancy yoga differs from general yoga classes in several ways. Many classical poses are adapted to accommodate the changes in the body. For example, twists are open and poses are fluid and nurturing for the mum-to-be. This creates space in the body and helps to alleviate some of the common ailments often associated with pregnancy, such as: backache, heartburn, swollen limbs etc.
By practising yoga, the body becomes more strengthened and toned. Moreover, many women who practise yoga find that they regain their shape and fitness more quickly after giving birth. In addition, spending time in a pregnancy yoga class with other women can be an emotionally bonding experience. Many friendships are formed at this time.
The Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training School runs teacher training courses and Postnatal and Fertility CPD (Continued Personal Development) workshops. All courses and workshops are accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals.
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When I met Cherie, I felt like I'd finally found the teacher for me. In only one session a week, I quickly saw a change in both my energy levels and muscle tone. Cherie's classes are dynamic and leave you feeling like you've had a good work out.Jemma Forte
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