This class includes medically approved toning and strengthening exercises, stress management techniques, bonding with your baby and group discussion of the developmental and emotional issues of pregnancy.
Prenatal yoga lowers stress levels and can contribute to an overall healthier pregnancy. Prenatal yoga relies on gentle exercises that focus on building strength, stamina and flexibility in preparation for childbirth. Many exercises also help to relieve tension, in the lower back, that builds up due to the growing weight of the infant.
The primary benefit of prenatal yoga is to reduce stress and teach awareness of the body. Focusing on deep breathing exercises and meditation helps expectant mothers decompress. As FitPregnancy points out, prenatal yoga reduces the risk of prenatal depression, improves sleep and decreases back pain and nausea.
Prenatal yoga classes can be used as a social outlet to meet and socialize with other expecting mothers.
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