Prenatal Yoga Classes
Deafhood Yoga celebrates the Circle of Life. Our unique Prenatal Yoga classes celebrate every Mother, their baby/babies and communities. We strive to make your Prenatal Yoga journey as comfortable as possible.
The eight classes include Pranayama/Breathing techniques to bring comfort and support you through contractions and to have a more positive delivery experience. We share Asanas/Poses that bring whole balance and alignment to the pelvis, pelvic floor with the intention of encouraging your baby into a more optimal birthing position. Relaxation takes place by applying our breathing to improve our sleep, reduce anxiety and increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth. Meditation is a divine way to wrap our Prenatal Yoga classes to visualize a healthy, positive birth process together as a team unit with love, inner peace, and light.
All class recordings and content are available in Mighty Networks (MN) to review. Social networking with other Pregnant Mothers, Yoginis and Yogis is included in MN.
Yoga is 1% theory and 99% practice.
*Online classes are conducted through the ZOOM video platform. After registration, you will receive a ZOOM link that will be used every online class.
Prenatal Yoga: What you need to know
Prenatal Yoga can be a great way to prepare for childbirth. This supports your pregnancy journey with ways to relax and stay fit. Prenatal Yoga supports you to better prepare for labor and promote your baby's health. Before you start Prenatal Yoga, understand the range of possible benefits, as well as what a typical class entails and important safety tips.
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, Prenatal Yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that Prenatal Yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.
Prenatal Yoga can:
Reduce stress and anxiety
Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
Decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath
Prenatal Yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent.
What happens during Prenatal Yoga classes?
Our Prenatal Yoga classes involves the foundation of PRALM:
Pranayama / Breathing: You'll be encouraged to focus on developing your breathing skills of inhaling and exhaling through your abdomen and nose. Prenatal Yoga breathing techniques helps you reduce and manage shortness of breath during pregnancy and work through contractions during labor.
Relaxation: At the beginning and end of each Prenatal Yoga class, you'll relax your muscles and restore your resting heart rate and breathing rhythm. You are encouraged to observe, listen, and feel your own breathing.
Asanas/ Postures: While standing, sitting or lying on your side on the ground, you'll gently move your body into different positions aimed at developing your strength, flexibility and balance. Props, such as blankets, cushions and blocks, might be used to provide support and comfort.
Lifestyle: By being present in our Prenatal Yoga classes, you are supporting the self-care of your baby and you as a whole.
Meditation: An opportunity to bring your whole being into a state of natural, inner calm and self-awareness.