Pregnancy is a time of great change, both physically and psychologically. The body undergoes many changes while your belly grows. Some mothers feel better than ever, while others feel sick and bad during the majority of the pregnancy. Psychologically, pregnancy is truly a time of introspection where the woman have the opportunity to process her own relationship with her parents, particularly with the mother.
But it is also a time of parenthood preparation together with the partner, if there happen to be one. Giving birth to your first child could easily count as one of life’s biggest crisis, because it is a dramatically transformational experience on many levels. Life will never be the same again.
Practicing pregnancy yoga is an excellent way of preparing for childbirth and parenthood, but also to cultivate wellbeing amidst the great shift that takes place during pregnancy.
In this form of yoga, we work both physically and emotionally as well as mentally. The physical part of the exercises cultivates agility, stamina and relaxation in the body.
When it comes to the emotional part, pregnancy yoga creates a sense of calm and stillness. A reduction in fear is also commonly observed and the practitioners trust in her own capacity to go through the childbirth is strengthened. Mental wise, pregnancy yoga fortifies the woman’s ability to focus, find the right direction and cultivate a healthy and positive attitude.