What is Pregnancy Yoga?
Pregnancy yoga is suitable for all women from 14 weeks pregnant, regardless of their prior yoga level. Pregnancy yoga is a practice aiming at gently supporting both the physical and emotional aspects of woman in the perinatal period.
Each week we relax the body and mind, we work the body gently in asana to improve strength and stamina throughout the trimesters, working on those little physical niggles that can accompany growing new life.
Most importantly we also cover aspects of pregnancy and delivery from a yogic point of view, working on breathing techniques to help make a smooth transition to motherhood.The breathing techniques taught class encompass this, working with mothers’ body and baby together very much in the moment, encouraging future mums to be in the moment and find stillness.
Prenatal yoga is also a good way to meet other mums-to-be and exercise in a stress-free and safe environment during this very delicate time of life.
What are the benefits of pregnancy yoga?
Pregnancy yoga has a lot of benefits on both the physical and mental health of mums-to-be. Here is a non exhaustive list of yoga benefits.
Pregnancy yoga to find balance
Learn breathing techniques
Emotional and physical balance
Help bonding with your baby
Prepare for childbirth
Back pain Trauma
High blood pressure
Sciatica Carpal Tunnel Pelvic pain
Aches and pains relief
Is pregnancy yoga safe?
Heather Burns is a certified yoga teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching pregnancy yoga.
She has helped many pregnant ladies overcome anxiety, and also remain in great shape for the whole pregnancy period.
Heather is very approachable and dedicated to her mum-to-be yogi. She will happily answer any question you might have about yoga – or pregnancy in general.
Where can I find led pregnancy yoga classes in Scotland?
Heather teaches in Glasgow and Edinburgh several days of the week.
Edinburgh Classes are held at Santosa – 21 Albert Street Edinburgh (near the playhouse)
Glasgow Classes are held Wednesdays Our World Yoga – 1000 Great Western road (off street parking)
Sundays at Shanti Yoga Finneston. For more information, you can have a look at our timetable.