If you are thinking of doing pregnancy yoga in Parramatta then we would love to welcome you to our studio. Parramatta is now one of the fastest growing urban centers in the Greater Wester Sydney area and our world class facilities are loved by both yoga enthusiasts and total newbies.
If you’ve never done any form of yoga before then pregnancy yoga will be a real mind opening experience. Its not just about exercise. Its about connecting – connecting with your own body and with your baby.
It also provides you with a lot of ‘tools’ that you can take with you into labour. The relaxation and breathing techniques that you will learn has helped many new moms experience a more peaceful and memorable birthing experience.
Without getting ahead of ourselves, let’s look at some of the main benefits of pregnancy yoga in our Parramatta studio.
If you live or work in the Parramatta area then we are conveniently located. With more and more yoga studios offering prenatal yoga it is different than a few years ago where you had to travel across town to find a good prenatal class.
We are happy to offer some of the most popular classes and our reputation is second to none. We strongly believe that if it’s convenient then you are much more likely to attend classes. If it’s a hassle to get there then you will more likely find excuses.
2. Lower Blood Pressure
There are many different forms of exercise for pregnant women. Gentle walking and swimming are also great options apart from yoga. However, studies have shown that pregnancy yoga can lower your blood pressure during pregnancy – a problem that many women have to manage otherwise.
During pregnancy your circulation expands and that causes your blood pressure to drop. This can lead to dizziness and could lead to further complications.
This is why strenuous exercise is not recommended as it can lead to strokes, heart attacks and even poses a danger to your baby.
The gentle nature of yoga makes it a very safe way to help manage your blood pressure during pregnancy.
3. Manage Weight
Gaining weight when you are pregnant is perfectly normal. One of the big challenges is that because you become less mobile you get a lot less exercise. On top of that, your eating habits will change dramatically as you will naturally develop different cravings.
Pregnancy yoga offers you the ideal way to stay active without placing additional strain on your body. While brisk walks will provide more significant cardiovascular workouts, yoga is still effective to help keep you active during a period of increased inactivity.
Starting yoga while pregnant and continuing on post pregnancy can be a great way to regain your strengths and flexibility. Many moms-to-be become hooked on yoga during their pregnancy and go on to enjoy it for years to come as they regain their strength, flexibility and lose the pregnancy pounds.
4. Reduce Risk Of Complications
Stress is a big factor in a whole series of complications during pregnancy and birth. There are many stress factors during your pregnancy that can affect you dramatically. The additional stress that comes from the unknown can cause anxiety and even depression.
Yoga is probably best known for its mental and emotional benefits. Yoga will help you relax and calm your mind and your body. It also teaches you ways to stay calm and to be more mindful.
Studies have shown that regular yoga while pregnant can significantly reduce preterm births.
5. Birthing Experience
The birthing experience is one of the most memorable experiences you will have in your life. Yoga can help you have a more pleasant birthing experience both mentally and physically.
Physically, pregnancy yoga will help you strengthen your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles which plays an important part during childbirth.
Mentally, the breathing exercises and relaxation techniques can help you stay calm and be more present. Breathing is widely recognized as a very effective method in helping to deliver babies. Most midwives are very well trained in a series of breathing exercises and many of these are derived from Yoga practices.
While walking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get some fresh air and be active, some months of the year just become incredibly difficult if you are pregnant. During the summer months, Sydney can swelter to 40+ degree temperature.
Exercising in extreme temperatures while you are pregnant is not recommended. The comfort of a yoga studio can be a great refuge. Being in a warm and cozy environment will not only make the experience more pleasant but it will encourage you to keep going.
In conclusion, if you are in Parramatta and looking for pregnancy yoga, please reach out to us. We would be very welcome to have you and our door is always open if you just want to come and have a look around or meet our great instructors for a chat.