Pregnancy yoga

 PREGNANCY YOGA

(Birth preparation)

 

YOGA means “to UNITE”. During pregnancy, you create a perfect union with your unborn child. When you welcome Yoga to your pregnancy, you may discover tools, which help you to:

 

  • Increase strength, flexibility and overall well-being
  • Reduce common ailments such as lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain,
  • sciatica, swelling or inflammation around your joints
  • Boost energy levels
  • Relieve stress & anxiety
  • Soothe & ease labour, both physically & emotionally
  • Knowing your body enables you to adapt to various labour positions in order
  • to reduce pain
  • Breathing & relaxing techniques provide you with a powerful approach to
  • the management of emotions and pain
  • Regain physical/emotional strength & stamina in the post-natal period

 

In the UK I was one of the first Pregnancy Yoga Teachers, who taught Pregnancy Yoga at NHS hospital (Tameside General Hospital in Manchester)

Since 2013 I have taught Pregnancy Yoga Classes in Polish at St. Sophia Hospital (Warsaw)

Presently sessions take place online:

Tuesday 16:30 – 17:45

Wednesday 10:30 – 11:45

 

In 2015 at Sophia Hospital we undertook a research programme in “The effect of yoga practice on the mental state of women in the prenatal period, childbirth and postpartum”.

The results are published and can be obtained here: Results

Pregnancy Yoga Session in English I offer on a one-to-one basis at my Yoga Studio (Central Warsaw) or online. An individual class serves the specific needs of pregnancy and labour, last 75 minutes and includes:

  • Physical exercise
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relaxation

Previous Yoga experience is not necessary.

 

I recommend that any pregnant woman, who is 15 weeks pregnant and does not suffer from any serious medical problem, can attend General Yoga Classes. Before 15 weeks, a great number of changes are taking place in the body. Therefore, it is advisable to wait for any form of physical activity till the II trimester. In the I trimester, the practice of yogic breathing and relaxation techniques is highly recommended during a one-to-one session.

 

DURING THE WHOLE PERIOD OF YOUR PREGNANCY PRACTISE:

  • Breathing and relaxing techniques
  • Exercise, which strengthens the spine and opens up your pelvis and improves its flexibility
  • Concentrate on pelvic floor muscle

 

DO NOT PRACTISE:

  • Anything strenuous, extreme stretching or jumping
  • Any movement which involves the strong use of abdominal muscles
  • Any postures, which for any reason do not feel right
  • Holding postures for more than four breaths
  • Inverted postures
  • Lying on your stomach
  • Lying flat on your back with straight legs
  • Breath retention

 

If you wish to arrange a private pregnancy yoga session in English, please contact Inga
to discuss further +48 694 145 542 or inga@iidyoga.com