Who can take part in Yoga?

Anyone, all different ages, shapes and sizes. It is suitable for everyone. You don’t need to be flexible to take part. So, if you’re pregnant and looking for ways to relax or stay fit, you might want to consider antenatal yoga.

What are the benefits of antenatal yoga?

Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, antenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centring and focused breathing. Research has demonstrated that antenatal yoga is safe and has many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.

So what are the benefits?

  • Promotes better sleep
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Increases the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
  • Decreases lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath
  • Meeting and bonding with other pregnant women.

Are there styles of yoga that aren’t recommended for pregnant women?

There are many different styles of yoga — some more strenuous than others. Antenatal yoga, hatha yoga and restorative yoga are the best choices for pregnant women. It is always recommended to speak to your instructor about your pregnancy before starting any form of yoga class. We would recommend speaking with Jen at “Breathing Space Yoga.” https://www.facebook.com/Jenbreathingspaceyoga/?epa=SEARCH_BOX