Guest Blog Post by Nila Gober
Yoga is the unity of body, mind and soul. Yoga is the same in the Prenatal practice only with a few modifications.
“Your Spirit as a woman has all the knowledge and power you need to give birth and to nurture your baby.” ~Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful ~Gur Mukh
So, you may be thinking… "I have NO energy”, "I am having morning sickness”, "I have heartburn”, and many more things when you are pregnant. Here are some reasons to PRACTICE yoga while you are pregnant:
Prenatal yoga can help you to prepare your muscles for labor and delivery. Keeping your focus is important during labor AND delivery. During pre-natal yoga you will practice meditation, breathing techniques and “being in the now”. What is the one thing laboring mothers fix their mind on?
Concentration is the process of holding or fixing the attention of mind onto one object or place. Yoga Sutra 3:1
You have no energy, so how can you practice yoga? And the answer is…
There are many yoga poses that can help you feel energized, rejuvenated and restored. These poses can be modified for all stages of your pregnancy. Research shows prenatal yoga has proven to improve sleep, reduce anxiety & stress, help manage morning sickness, heartburn, and SPD (Symphysis Pubic Disorder). Keep in mind balance and alignment can become harder to maintain while carrying the baby. As the baby grows you can become off balance easier and possibly experience a fall, with the extra weight in the belly it is common for the spine to absorb the shift. Practicing body alignment can help to ease pain in the back, hips, knees, and ankles.
“Work is love made visible.” ~Kahill Gibran
Prenatal yoga is a wonderful time to stretch, breathe, AND relax giving you time to connect with your baby!!
“What a child learns in the womb cannot be learned on earth.” ~Yogi Bhajan
Interested in taking a class? Check out Connected Mama on Thursdays at 10:30am with Nila
A little about Nila: I am a “home town girl”, born and raised in Murfreesboro. I received my certification in 2015. I am a RYT-500 through the Yoga Alliance. I have a passion for helping people, and feel through teaching yoga I can help people find their peace, joy and who they are. I love teaching a slower style of yoga allowing our mind, body and spirit to connect.