Unlike other prenatal exercise classes yoga focuses on the whole being of mother and baby, not just the physical side of Pregnancy and Birth.
Yoga empowers women to listen to their own bodies and to make choices based on their inner feelings. Learning how to quiet the mind through meditative practices and listen to the true self is vital when the world suddenly thinks it’s okay to throw advise at you.
Yoga has a focus on union and oneness so it naturally helps mum and baby connect. Mum can let go of expectations and pressures of ego driven behaviour and slow down, stop pushing to achieve and take a gentler approach to just be, as one with the baby.
Learning about how prana moves in and around the body can help a woman make sense of the changes that are happening both physically and emotionally. Accepting and allowing the ebb and flow of energy to be a guide, connecting with the inner self to choose what she feels is needed without judgement.
Linking with the elements will give mum a feeling of connectedness with mother-nature. Reminding her that we are all made up of these elements, part of nature, alleviating anxiety and a feeling of disconnectedness felt by women as the process of birth had become so medicalised and far removed. Yoga works to balance the elements and nourish the body through prana, working on all 5 koshas to encourage mental, emotional and energetic stability ready to start a new life – to be reborn themselves as a mother.
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