You are going to have a baby! Now that you know, panic sets in. “How am I going to do this?” “What will happen to my body?” “I’ve heard horror stories about morning sickness, and most importantly what name for my baby?” Finally, every family member, friend and casual acquaintance is proffering all the advice you can handle.
Too much at once, way too much to think about and only nine months to plan. “How will I cope?”
Take a Kelowna Prenatal Yoga class.
If you are a yoga practitioner you already know the serenity that comes with unifying the physical and spiritual you. Stress melts away, your muscles soothe through the relaxation poses achieved and your meditative state will allow you to easily cope with all that comes with pregnancy.
Prenatal yoga, is not unlike yoga therapy which is tailored for specific maladies and consider it yoga therapy for Mommies to be. Your body will change, there will be a weight gain and there is a growing life inside you. Allow your instructor to work with you in dealing with all that’s to come. You and your child will be better for it. Take the instructions home, especially the breathing exercises to relieve stress. You will learn specific poses to accommodate the changes to your body as they occur. And if you’re considering a natural child birth, yoga and Lamaze have many traits in common, especially when controlling your breathing.
Consider bringing your significant other, since they are part of the entire process and like you, they have their own stresses to deal with. Many comedies center on first time fathers, for good reason. Usually it is the Moms that have to calm them down.
If you are new to yoga and its benefits, then sit in on or take a beginner’s class. The very nature of your initial visit you will come to understand its practice, curative benefits and stress reducing values. Apply that to the next nine months of changes, even if you just consider the physical and hormonal, you will recognize how the extension of practicing yoga to your expectant state will be of great assistance in reaching full term for you and your child.
From a practical point of view, special poses are designed to strengthen back, pelvic and uterine muscles, ease morning sickness, and become more in tune with your natural maternal instincts.
If new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, you’re pregnant and part of coping with all that being a mother entails, prenatal yoga is here for you and it will help, not only during but after your child is born, because yoga is a path to life-long wellness.