Building the love hormone oxytocin in your body can aid labour and encourage relaxation and an overall sense of wellbeing in the body for both you and your baby. We release this magic hormone (also a natural pain reliever) through love! As we cultivate feelings of love throughout this practice we are tapping into a power which will enable us to generate loving thoughts through guided movement, meditation and visualization. This class will move through a gentle flow to open and strengthen and is suitable for all trimesters.
We recommend you follow our specially designed programmes for each Trimester, which can be found on our website and on your welcome newsletter.
Equipment: Bolster or cushions and Yoga Blocks
+ Please don’t exercise if you have any of the following symptoms: dizziness, bleeding, excessive tiredness, pain, shortness of breath or headaches and before you have been cleared by your doctor to exercise
+ Rest when you need and stop if you are in any discomfort at all. Less is more.
+ Never hold the breath
+ Please don’t lie on the belly
+ Generally avoid Down dog after 30 weeks
+ Avoid lying on the back during exercise after 16 weeks
+ Keep the body moving steadily and avoid static poses
+ This is not the time to practice backbends, inversions, deep twists and core work such as crunches
+ Be mindful of pressure on the wrists- options are coming on forearms or fists instead
+ Be mindful not to overstretch, especially the abdominal area- less is more
+ Come up and down slowly due to possible lower blood pressure
+ Stay hydrated
+ Use props to support your practice