Prenatal Yoga

"When a woman is pregnant, her metabolism and mental faculty goes through tremendous changes.  There is life within life, and it takes a lot of doing to keep the outer life, the woman and the inner life, the child in a balanced stage".

Yogi Bhajan         

  Insomnia?  Tiredness?  Back Pain?  Indigestion?  are common complaints of  women during pregnancy.  Pregnancy is one of the most special times in a woman's life.  At Inner Peace Yoga Circle, our program is designed according to the exercise guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  Thus, moms-to-be are provided with the safe, simple and effective exercises designed to nurture and strengthen the mother's body, aid in relieving the common discomforts the body experiences, and to maintain status quo in the baby's well-being.

With yoga and meditation and breathing techniques, we can help prepare you physically, mentally and spiritually for birth and beyond.  Along with other pregnant women, the program at Inner Peace Yoga helps moms-to-be discover the inner peace and harmony within, lifting the veils of fear and doubt of pregnancy, birth as well as life.

Our yoga classes are suitable for women at their 2nd & 3rd trimesters, and may be attended until they go into labor.  We recommend that women in their first 12 weeks of pregnancy to take it easy to allow their body the time to become accustomed to the changes of pregnancy.

Moms-to-be with no previous yoga experience are welcomed.

As you progress in your pregnancy, you may find it difficult to maintain your balance.  The additional weight of the body changes your center of gravity, which has an impact on your posture.  To help you adjust for this, correct your posture as often as possible.  Good posture and support will help you to feel better and to move more easily throughout your pregnancy. 

As your baby grows, your diaphragm muscle will have less space to flex as you breathe, which may make it harder to see your belly rise and fall with each breath.  Avoid transitioning to a shallow breathing pattern.  When you do long, deep breathing, the rib cage doesn't lift, rather it expands to the sides.  You are still using your diaphragm to breath but feeling most of the sensation from your midsection up to your ribs.  When you breathe correctly, your shoulders, neck, and chest muscles will feel relaxed rather than strained.

Teach your mind to focus and relax by allowing the mantra to cut through any negative or distracting thoughts.  Your body and baby will benefit from increased circulation, increased oxygenation, and released stress and anxiety.  

The patterns of yogic breathing are also useful tools throughout labor and delivery, can be useful tools during and between contractions.  Finally, the sense of control and balance that comes with practicing yoga can soothe you during the helpless and off-balance momens when not only the centre of the body's gravity but also the center of the mind's gravity are momentarily lost. 

Nothing can prevent stressful situation from occurring, but yoga can help counter the body's response to them.  Your yoga practice is a time to appreciate the universal process of creativity and to continuously relax.  When you are relaxed, your baby will sense your love and enter a relaxed state as well.  It's best to practice in a cozy place with plenty of fresh air. 

Inner Peace Yoga Circle
293-2nd Floor, Jalan Burma, Georgetown, 10350 Penang Malaysia

For more Information on yoga classes and yoga workshops, please contact:
                                       016 - 452 5363(Han Ni)
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