Join us for a different type of prenatal yoga - a class with focus on both breathing and movements that will help prepare your mind and body for birth. The class is designed to work in a five week session and handouts will be provided after each class to help you build your personal yoga practice at home and maximize your birth preparation. Drop ins are welcome.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring your favorite yoga mat.
Where: Nola Nesting Mothering Lounge in ZukaBaby at 3248 Severn Ave, Metairie
When: Saturdays, 9:30am-1030am
$100/five week session
$25 drop in
Yoga helps you learn to breathe deeply and relax, which will help you face the physical and mental demands of labor and birth. In fact, one of the first things you learn in a yoga class is how to breathe fully. The breathing technique known asujjayi requires you to take in air slowly through your nose, filling your lungs, and exhale completely until your stomach compresses.
Learning how to do ujjayi breathing primes you for labor and childbirth by training you to stay calm when you need it most. When you're in pain or afraid, your body produces adrenalin and may produce less oxytocin, a hormone that makes labor progress. A regular yoga practice will help you fight the urge to tighten up when you feel pain, and show you how to relax instead.