Pregnancy Yoga and Support for the mother
"As my baby grows my love for my baby grows stronger."
The Importance of Practising Yoga during Pregnancy
Yoga Asana's, Meditation and relaxation techniques will make a woman
happier, calmer, healthier, and more resilient to external challenges that
can interrupt the flow of oxytocin "the love drug" to the mother and baby.
The aim of the yoga practise during pregnancy is to strengthen her health
and spiritual powers as well as to increase her wisdom of her body and the
changes that naturally take place during this transformative time.
One of the most important aspects of life is Prana - Life Force - the
organic energy that forms the currents of the subtle body, the life force
of all creation. A woman's breath, will send a powerful force of
consciousness to the placenta - the baby's advocate and will move the baby
into formation in all aspects: physical, emotional and spiritual.
Conscious breathing will help a woman to calm her mind and her baby and
the mechanisms that she uses will not only aid her for the birthing
process, but will also maintain her oxytocin levels.
deepaspirit recommends the following books for pregnancy:
- Yoga for pregnancy, birth and beyond - Francoise Freedman
- The Gentle Birth Method - Dr Gowri Motha
Links for more information:
www.aroundbirth.org (My Mentor and inspiration for my pre-natal classes)
www.glenispaulette.co.uk (Independent Midwife)
For more information on pregnancy classes please contact Deepa.