Pregnancy is an amazing and empowering time in a woman’s life, a time to focus on you and your baby. The 40 weeks leading up to birth is a perfect time to develop your strength physically and mentally. It is a time to nurture yourself and connect you and your baby.
Nadia has created these sequences to help you learn how to strengthen and soften the body at the same time. They will help you remain calm and focused during your pregnancy so that you “are present” during labour and recover well after.
As a certified pregnancy yoga teacher and hypnobirthing instructor, Nadia has trained with Ina May Gaskin as an assistant midwife, has assisted numerous births as a doula and developed the pregnancy teacher-training program at Triyoga. She specifically choreographed these sessions to help you adjust to the changes taking place in your mind and body.
Preparation is key and these yoga postures, meditations, breathing techniques, visualizations and affirmations, will build physical and emotional strength and flexibility.
This program is divided into 3 flowing yoga routines to keep you toned (20 minutes each), 5 minutes of breathing techniques for labour, 5 minutes of visualisations to help you focus the mind and calm the body, 4 minutes of song to relax and renew, and 3 minutes of birthing affirmations to help prepare you for labour. These pregnancy yoga segments are suitable for all levels and stages and one routine is specially designed for women experiencing pelvic pain.
Practising these programmes will lay the foundation for labour by building your confidence and by giving you a set of emotional tools, and physical endurance to rely on when labour begins and to help you through being a new mother. These sequences will leave you feeling strong and soft, grounded and fluid.