In this short session we will guide you through a number of different breath-work techniques to encourage relaxation and to support you through labour. You can then come back to these techniques time and again to prepare. Finishing with a short Yoga Nidra to relax the whole body, leaving you feeling energising, relaxed and restored.
We recommend you follow our specially designed programmes for each Trimester, which can be found on our website and on your welcome newsletter.
Equipment: Cushions or a Bolster
+ 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