FINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH Your First Pregnancy Yoga Class

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Practising Yoga through pregnancy can help you to prepare for the challenges of pregnancy and birth. Pregnancy Yoga is a gentler form of Yoga you might be used to seeing and hearing about. The positions or postures will undoubtedly be adapted so they are suitable for pregnant women.

Your Pregnancy Yoga teacher will educate you on breathing exercises which may be extremely helpful when you’re in labour. You will also discover ways to relax and deal with anxiety and stress which can be common in pregnancy.

What should I try my first Pregnancy Yoga Class?

You may need to have a mat with you but most Yoga Classes will provide mats which can be rented so check with the organiser beforehand.

Some Yoga Classes will provide blocks which can make it easier to get into certain yoga positions. Again, ask the organiser to see if they are provided.

You may need to take a blanket or perhaps a cushion for comfort to help you get into certain postures and keep you warm. It’s a good idea to have a bottle of water with you to the class in case you get thirsty.

It is best to clothe themselves in light and loose clothing that wont restrict your movements. Wearing layers is definitely a good idea to help you take the layers off if so when you get too hot. You will not need to take any special shoes because yoga is normally practised barefoot.

Your instructor may need one to complete a pregnancy questionnaire and bring this to your first class. This can let your instructor know very well what stage of pregnancy you are at and if there are any important medical issues they needs to be alert to.

Is your instructor properly qualified?

Before you select a Pregnancy Yoga Class, you should check whether the instructor is properly qualified to teach yoga to pregnant women.