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Why Pregnancy Yoga?

Updated: Feb 7

For most, pregnancy is an amazing journey, a time of awe and anticipation. With so many changes happening physically & emotionally, it can be difficult to know how best to support your body & mind. This is where Pregnancy Yoga comes in, it's not just about the poses; it's about creating a harmonious connection between your mind and body, nurturing both with love and care.

1. Gentle Movement for a Happy Body: Pregnancy brings its share of discomfort, but gentle yoga movements can alleviate those woes. The poses are designed to support your growing bump and ease tension in your back and hips. Stretching and moving in a mindful way can also improve circulation and help reduce swelling.

2. Breathing into Calm: Pregnancy yoga teaches you to breathe deeply, drawing in oxygen and exhaling stress. These breathing techniques not only oxygenate your body but also relax your mind. This can be particularly useful during labour, helping you stay centred and focused.

3. Connecting with Your Baby: Pregnancy is a time of bonding, and yoga enhances this connection. As you move and breathe, you create a safe space where you can communicate with your baby. It's a beautiful way to start building a strong, positive bond.

4. Easing Anxieties: The unknown can sometimes make your mind restless. Pregnancy yoga encourages mindfulness, helping you stay in the present moment. This can ease anxieties about the future and promote a sense of calm.

5. Empowerment and Confidence: As you flow through poses that support your changing body, you cultivate a sense of empowerment. This newfound confidence can extend beyond the yoga mat, helping you approach childbirth and motherhood with a positive attitude.

6. A Community of Support: Attending pregnancy yoga classes introduces you to other local new mums who are on the same journey. Sharing experiences and stories fosters a sense of community, reminding you that you're not alone in this adventure.

7. Postnatal Benefits: The benefits of pregnancy yoga don't end with birth. The flexibility and strength you build during pregnancy can aid in postnatal recovery. Moreover, the relaxation techniques you learn can be valuable in managing the demands of early motherhood.

So, with our Pregnancy Flow weekly class, you're not just stretching your body – you're also nurturing your mind, fostering a sense of connection, and embracing the changes with grace. Remember, it's not about perfection; it's about cherishing every moment, breathing through challenges, and embracing the incredible journey that is motherhood. So, unroll your yoga mat, let go of expectations, and allow yourself to flow through this journey with mindfulness, love, and joy.

Vicki x

Pregnancy yoga class Buckingham

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