Yoga is a wonderful way of looking after yourself during pregnancy and to prepare for labour. Apsara Yoga Shala provides specialised prenatal classes that nurture mind, body and soul during this unique time in a woman's life.
Prenatal classes at Apsara Yoga Shala develop strength, flexibility, and inner-calm through a combination of dynamic standing/squatting work, floor work, and relaxation. Particular focus is given to positions and breathing techniques that facilitate labour, helping you feel well-prepared and confident for your baby’s birth – no matter how it unfolds.
“Rigid plans work best if you’re building a skyscraper. With something as mysteriously human as giving birth, it’s best, both literally and figuratively, to keep your knees bent.” - Mark Sloan, MD. Birth Day (New York: Ballantine Books, 2009).
Benefits of prenatal yoga:
Builds strength, releases tension, and increases energy levels
Focused time to connect with your baby
Safe and effective movements that can be enjoyed through to the final weeks of pregnancy
Support to adapt to your changing body week by week
Relieves common aches and pains such as in the lower back, legs, and joints
Helps to alleviate common symptoms such as indigestion, nausea, fluid retention, and fatigue
Students new to Apsara Yoga Shala may commence prenatal classes any time after the first trimester with permission from their doctor. Existing students may continue their practice under guidance from the teacher and with permission from their doctor. All students are required to complete the prenatal yoga registration form prior to the first prenatal class.