Pregnancy meditation and prenatal yoga are more than just a trend in 2015. We learned via Healthline that they provide several physical and emotional benefits for the mother and baby.
To begin, practicing meditation and yoga during pregnancy will:
- Provide better sleep
- Allow you to connect with your beautiful, changing body
- Relieve stress and anxiety
- Lower the risk of postpartum depression
- Create a more peaceful mind during pregnancy and labor
Mothers with high levels of stress can negatively impact their own health and of their growing babies. Healthline reported that, "Moms who have high levels of stress or anxiety during pregnancy are more likely to deliver their babies at preterm or low birth weights." In addition, they reported that prenatal stress can affect the the baby's "cognitive, emotional, and physical development in infancy and childhood."
At Community Well, our goal is to provide holistic health and maternal services to all families living in the Excelsior. We want you to have a stress-free pregnancy and offer classes to help you achieve this goal.
Our practitioner, Mukt Mukh, specializes in pregnancy meditation. In his 90 minute session, you will learn postures, positions to rest, and how to best manage pain and discomfort during pregnancy. Our Mama Yoga instructor, Renee Wilson, teaches prenatal yoga classes that are tailored to fit the needs of pregnant women, promote holistic practices and prepares you for birth and beyond. Mama Yoga eases aches common during pregnancy and builds strength and breathe awareness.
To learn how to make an appointment with Mukt, click here.
To view Renee's class schedule and contact info to sign up for a class, click here.
We hope to see all you beautiful mamas at Community Well soon! Let's be stress-free together!