Intro to Prenatal Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness
Finding Ease Through Movement
Mindfulness is defined as the awareness that results from focusing attention on the present moment. For a pregnant woman, a mindful practice can contribute to relieving some of the pain, discomfort, stress, and anxiety that accompanies pregnancy to allow for a more relaxed, connected experience.
Do you have a routine for helping you relax and feel
There are many practices that are uniquely designed for pregnant women offering support both mentally and emotionally during gestation and after birth, including prenatal yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises.
Aside from increasing flexibility and building muscle endurance for childbirth, prenatal yoga helps to improve sleep, increase relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, decrease nausea, headaches, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and preterm labor.
This is such a delicate and intimate experience so it is incredibly important to honor you and your individual needs. Join me for Mindful Pregnancy to learn the benefits of a mindfulness practice during and after pregnancy and ways to implement it in a way that works well for you!
The Power of the Breath
Another benefit of practicing prenatal yoga is learning how to breathe deeply and consciously. The physical demands of labor require steady, controlled breaths, and one of the first steps to starting a yoga practice is to learn the power of breath.
A practiced breath also helps to prepare you for childbirth by teaching you to stay calm and at ease during your pregnancy and while in labor. Steady breath is essential when practicing yoga, but breathing exercises can also be practiced on their own to help center the mind, decrease fear and anxiety, and invigorate the senses.
Meditation focuses on the movement of breath as you inhale and exhale mindfully, allowing yourself to connect with the present and all of the sensations around you, as well as with your baby.
Being present and living mindfully takes work. During Mindful Pregnancy, I will be sharing ways for how you can develop a practice that will help you to stay focused, centered, and connected.
What to Expect
During Mindful Pregnancy, I will be guiding you through some steps to support your development of a strong, mindful practice for your body and mind through your pregnancy and beyond.
We will explore some specific yoga poses, meditations, and breathing exercises that all support creating a mindful space to help you relax and connect with your baby in a conscious, present state of mind. This webinar will give you everything you need to begin prenatal yoga practice.
Join me for the next webinar, the 3rd Saturday of the month.