Perinatal yoga is practiced during pregnancy (prenatal yoga) and after birth (postnatal yoga).
Relaxing, soothing, yoga for pregnant women can be practiced from the 4th month of pregnancy even for beginners, if there are no contrary medical indications.
Prenatal yoga makes you feel good in your body and ease muscle tension, teaches you to breathe in the most appropriate manner during pregnancy, helps you manage stress and anxiety, leads you to relax.
Helping to maintain or regain good physical and mental shape, prenatal yoga helps you to acquire tools to live well your pregnancy and childbirth.
Yoga during pregnancy can helps alleviate the inconvenience caused that can arise in this time : heavy legs, heartburn, back pain, anxiety etc.
Beyond the practice of physical postures, breathwork is fundamental, especially because it will help to handle the contractions.
The emphasis is on relaxation to accompany pregnant women until delivery for their well being during pregnancy and to adapt after the birth of their child.
From the 1st to the 16th week postpartum, postnatal yoga helps to recover gradually, safely, shape, tone and inner strength.
During the first weeks, learning nursing posture and flexibility stretches is tied with work on the alignment of the spine and strengthening the pelvic muscles.
At your own pace, the sessions become more fluid and energetic.
The breathing and relaxation exercises are central to the practice and can restore energy and calm the baby.
“The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the now. ”
– Jon Kabat-Zinn –
If you have 10 minutes, I propose to welcome what is happening inside you in this exceptional period in the life of a woman. It is in French but I’m pretty sure you will get a sense of what’s going on !