Prenatal Yoga Classes in Etobicoke
You’ve been practicing yoga for years and now you’re pregnant. Should you continue practicing or should you try a prenatal yoga class?
During your first trimester, if you have a history of miscarriage your healthcare provider may advise you to avoid exercising until your second trimester. If you aren’t experiencing any common discomforts such as nausea, yoga is welcome but with modifications based on how you’re feeling that day.
If you practice yoga at a yoga studio, inform them that you are pregnant. It’s always a good idea to let the teacher know, especially if you haven’t taken a class with them before. Check to see if your studio offers prenatal yoga classes and if any of the teachers have prenatal yoga training.
Prenatal Yoga Class Advantages
Joining a prenatal yoga class allows you to learn specific breathing and relaxation techniques that can assist you during labour and childbirth. You’ll also connect with other moms and moms-to-be who are on the same journey. You’ll be in a supportive and nurturing environment. All poses focus strengthen your pelvis and uterus and help relieve common discomforts of pregnancy.
Taking prenatal yoga classes throughout your pregnancy helps build strength and stamina and can alleviate future discomforts felt during the second and third trimester such as swollen ankles and shortness of breath. Prenatal yoga classes have benefits during all stages of pregnancy.
Prenatal yoga classes focus on pregnant women and address the unique needs of women’s changing bodies during this wonderful journey.
Check out our schedule and take a class today.