There are so many positive benefits from the inclusion of prenatal yoga into your weekly routine. For this reason, Naomi offers prenatal yoga as part of her services for expectant mothers. There are many different types of yoga, but during pregnancy it is best to choose prenatal yoga, hatha yoga, or restorative yoga practices into your exercise regimen.
When parents work with Naomi, they will be engaging solely in prenatal yoga.
Here are a few benefits that you will receive through the practice of prenatal yoga:
-Reduced stress and anxiety
-Increased strength, flexibility and endurance of your muscles but especially for the muscles needed during childbirth
-Decreased lower back pain
-Decreased shortness of breath
Prior to beginning any new exercise regimen, you should consult with your physician first. By pacing yourself and setting realistic goals you can reap the benefits from yoga throughout your pregnancy. Just as in all exercise, remaining hydrated is crucial. Finally, Naomi will lead you through your prenatal yoga regimen and use the best positions possible to remain safe.
If you haven’t done yoga before, you may wonder what a prenatal yoga class looks like? Let’s take a look at this together, so you can feel comfortable at your first session with Naomi. Some of the items you will want to bring with you during your session include a yoga mat, towel, and water bottle. Once you arrive and get set up, Naomi will begin with warm-up poses for you. Here are some of the key components of a prenatal yoga class:
-Breathing: Naomi will guide you on how to focus on your breathing. This will be of great assistance to you as you prepare for labor and delivery, as it will help you reduce or manage your shortness of breath and also work through the contractions during labor.
-Gentle stretching: Through gently moving your extremities through their range of motion, you are safely stretching your muscles.
-Postures: Utilization of different body positions, postures, and movements will help you reach your goals of increased strength, flexibility, and balance. Since our center of balance shifts during pregnancy, practicing postures via prenatal yoga can greatly reduce unnecessary falls.
-Cool Down and Relaxation: Naomi’s prenatal yoga classes are a time for you to relax your muscles and restore your body’s rhythms back to your resting heart rate and breathing rhythm. Meditations may be used to help you key into your breathing patterns and recognize your innermost thoughts. These moments allow you to become more self-aware and recognize the steps that work best for you to get to a state of inner calm.
When you schedule a time to speak with Naomi, make sure to ask about how prenatal yoga may fit into your prenatal exercise regimen.
I am passionate about changing the view of birth in America one mother at a time. BIRTH DOESN'T HAPPEN TO YOU, IT HAPPENS THROUGH YOU. I aim to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and ELEVATE as you prepare for the birth of your dreams. You will learn about how your body and baby work together to bring your baby into your arms. I will guide you to become empowered to use your voice to make informed choices about your body and baby. I will lift you up, encourage you and be a constant presence during this transformational experience in your life.