Pregnancy can be hard on your body. Many moms find themselves in agony when they can’t sleep, become plagued by constant aches, and find it increasingly difficult to move around every day. It might seem like there’s nothing you can do but wait for that due date to finally get some relief.
But thankfully, you can do something that may help you feel better! The Tree of Life Wellness Center will begin offering Prenatal Specialty Classes March 2, specifically designed to help you battle common pregnancy problems, and prepare for an empowering birth.
Here are some reasons why if you are a mom to be, prenatal yoga should be on your schedule:
1. The Aches of Pregnancy
During pregnancy, there is no shortage of aches and pains. Your body is growing and stretching in new ways that shift your center of gravity and your organs. Gently stretching with pregnancy yoga can help relieve some of this pain and help the process along.
2. Anxiety During Pregnancy
It is common to experience anxiety and worry when you are getting ready to have a baby, but this can make you more stressed and have negative consequences for your health. Prenatal yoga can help quiet the mind through the focus on the breath as you go through the poses. This calms the nervous system and helps you break away from those worries.
3. Baby’s Health
Exercise during pregnancy is very important for the mom and the baby. The movements of prenatal yoga provide the perfect type of light exercise for pregnancy. This is great for baby’s system, providing stimulation that can help activate their brain and even boost circulation to your uterus.
4. Preparing For Birth
One of the best things you can do for yourself and the baby is to make sure to build up some strength. Labor is a strenuous activity, and by being limber and having strong core muscles, you will give yourself a more comfortable and easy birth.
5. Postpartum Recovery
The hardships of labor do not end after birth. Once the baby is here, you have the hurdle of recovering from labor. If you have been exercising regularly, you will enjoy the many benefits, including increased metabolic rates and quicker recovery. Since pregnancy yoga targets the specific muscles used in childbirth, your body may already have the advantage of an easier birth, which typically means an easier recovery, too.