About Prenatal Yoga
Many women are frightened or weary of maintaining their exercise routine once they find out they’re pregnant. However, continuing the routine that you once had can be extremely beneficial and healthy for both you and your baby. Yoga is one form of exercise that can be a sustaining routine for women during their pregnancy, for a variety of reasons.
As the body rapidly changes, yoga can be an exceptional tool in adjusting aches and pains that have been brought on by the body’s expanding form. It can also be a huge asset in terms of mental preparation, stress management, and relaxation to help prepare mamas-to-be for the big day ahead.
It is important to talk to your doctor before you start or continue your yoga practice, as certain pregnancy-related conditions may affect your ability to practice safely. Most doctors will recommend against practicing in a hot room during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester.
Best Types of Yoga for Pregnancy
Each woman’s body is unique, so there is no one-size fits all class for expecting mothers. Prenatal yoga, however, is a great option if you’re looking for a class specifically for those who are pregnant. This form of yoga is taught with the changing bodies of a pregnant women in mind. These classes tend to be gentler and move at a slower pace than typical yoga classes. At YogaSix, our Y6 Flow and Y6 Stretch are the most popular classes among pregnant women.
Despite what kind of yoga practice you decide to engage in, modifications will have to be made. If you have never taken a yoga class before or practiced at home, you will most likely find the most comfort in taking the prenatal class.