Pre-natal yoga has many benefits to new and experienced yogis alike. Yoga can teach you how to focus on your breathe and fully relax your body, which is beneficial as you experience all the changes of pregnancy-- not to mention the efforts of labor and childbirth.
The Mayo Clinic says research show that pre-natal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.
Pre-natal yoga allows you time for self-care. It's all about you and your baby on the mat! It's also a great way to meet other expectant mothers, offering a community for women at a special stage in their lives.
If you don't already have a regular yoga practice, check with your doctor before starting pre-natal yoga to make sure it's a good option for you.
As a mother of three, I can attest to the power of yoga on a pregnancy. I did not regularly practice yoga with my first two children, but did with my third, and the differences were huge. I had less back pain, I gained less weight, my labor was easier.
I'm thrilled to be teaching the Pre-Natal Yoga class this Thursday at Dragonfly Yoga + Wellness in Livermore at 4:45 pm. Hope to see you there!