You may think, Yoga is yoga. Well… yes and no:)

Downward facing dog is going to be the same no matter what kind of yoga class you attend. However, every Nurture Natal prenatal yoga class offers so much more!

Here are 7 reasons why you should join us in a Nurture Natal Prenatal Yoga Class:

Connect With Your Baby & Other Mamas-to-Be

Yoga literally means “to yoke”- to bring together- to connect. In every class you are provided with the time and space to step out of your daily life and connect inward to foster the exquisite bond between you and your little one. Bonus… you will meet other mamas-to-be joining in a supportive, nurturing community.

Prepare Your Body and Your Mind for Birth

The birth process happens, “just as much between the ears as between the legs” ~ Barbara Harper (world renowned childbirth expert). In other words, you will train both your body and your mind for the birth process. You will learn to find comfort in discomfort and learn to trust in your body’s innate ability to give birth. You will gain the strength and flexibility of mind and body to embark on your journey into the birth process with confidence.

Alleviate Aches & Pains

Given the miraculous and massive adaptations of the pregnant body, it’s expected that there will be some discomfort along the way. Each class is specifically designed to target common areas of discomfort and offer shapes and movements to help create more comfort and ease.

An Educated Birth is an Empowered Birth

When we know better we do better… it’s just that simple. As a birth doula and childbirth educator, I know how important it is for mamas to have the knowledge to make informed choices. Every Nurture Natal prenatal yoga class begins with a short educational “chat time” and childbirth education themes and current birthing trends are interwoven throughout class.

Learn How To Cultivate Peace & Calm

How one breathes plays a central part in any birth experience. In each class we learn and practice specific breathing techniques to calm the nervous system.

Learn about Your Pelvic Floor

In every class we learn about the importance of the pelvic floor and how specifically designed pelvic floor exercises can prevent pelvic floor trauma. All too often pregnant women are simply told to “do their kegels.” Well, that advice is simply not good enough and can actually be detrimental. Ultimately we want the pelvic floor to be well balanced- not too strong and not too weak. We want a pelvic floor that has good tonicity and flexibility.

Learn to Align your Pelvis.

To help ensure your baby is well positioned you need to have an aligned pelvis, pelvic floor, pelvic ligaments, and uterine ligaments. Many of the yoga shapes we incorporate into a prenatal class work to create balance and proper alignment in the pelvis which helps to optimize fetal positioning to create a birth that will flow with greater ease.

Brenlie Nagy is the founder of Nurture Natal. Nurture Natel is hosting Prenatal and Baby & Me Yoga Classes at Yoga Buttons in Kitsilano at 2525 West Broadway. Register online to participate.

Last modified: September 25, 2020

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