What are the benefits of prenatal yoga?
If you’re pregnant and looking for ways to relax or stay fit, you might be considering prenatal yoga. But did you know that prenatal yoga might also help you prepare for labor and promote your baby’s health?
Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.
Research suggests that prenatal yoga can:
- Improve sleep
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
- Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, headaches and shortness of breath
Prenatal yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent.
Before you start prenatal yoga, talk to Loren so that you understand the range of possible benefits, as well as what a typical class entails and important safety tips.
Yoga Instructor: Loren Krizmanich 321-536-5684
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga is offered through collaborations with Downtown Yoga & Yogamomba
Prenatal Yoga @ Downtown Yoga
Prenatal yoga is suitable for those with or without a yoga practice. The practice is intended to help you relax and remain centered during your pregnancy. Our prenatal classes will include breathing techniques, postural alignment and stretching leaving you feeling relaxed after each class.Be a part of a community during this special time with others that are sharing the same experiences as yourself. Bring a yoga mat, small towel and bottle of water. Wear something comfortable to wear while stretching.
Mon 4:00 – 5:00pm, Melbourne
Wed 4:00 – 5:00pm, Suntree
Prenatal Yoga @ Yogamomba
Debra Hart developed Yogamomba prenatal, post-partum, and parent-child classes out of her extensive experience in yoga, music, dance, choreography, and theatrical arts. She has designed her classes to help women and children build confidence, strength, and balance, inside and out. She strives to bring enthusiasm and guidance to moms during the transitions of pregnancy and new motherhood.
Wed 6:30 – 8:00pm, Melbourne
Mommy and Me @ Downtown Yoga
Join us for a fun yoga experience with your little one. Bring water, towel, and mat…don’t forget the baby!
Thu 1:30 – 2:30pm, Melbourne
Mommy and Me @ Yogamomba
Yogamomba Classes are 90 minutes long. We begin with postpartum yoga, followed by dance, and conclude with a brief relaxation period.
Tue 11:30 – 12:00, Kids ages 2.5 to 5 years old, Melbourne
Wed 10:45 – 12:15, Babies Newborn to 2 years old, Melbourne