Common Question I get all the time is . . . I’ve never done Yoga before. Is it o.k. to start Prenatal Yoga during my pregnancy if I’m a Beginner or Almost Beginner?
Yes! Beginners are welcome! Almost Beginners to Prenatal Yoga are welcome to! That’s all of you who have done yoga on the Wii or maybe a couple of classes or a home prenatal yoga video or home regular yoga video or maybe you’ve just done P90-X yoga, etc.
A good percentage of the class has either never done yoga before or have only done a couple of classes. Sometimes women come in having done a Prenatal Yoga DVD but want the in-person real thing. Something the DVD can never do is actually watch you and see if you’re doing the pregnancy yoga pose correctly. It’s a really good idea to take a prenatal yoga class since we’re trained in how to teach you to do a yoga pose correctly during your pregnancy and also how to modify it as the baby grows bigger.
You also get to hang out with other pregnant women! Yay! Some women come in with all of their friends having babies around the same time. But alot of women have either just moved to the area or are the first of their friends to get pregnant or just want their own pregnancy experience. There’s something unique to being in a room with other pregnant women, all of whom are saying, “Yep, that’s normal, I ran 5 miles a day too and now I can only walk one if I’m lucky.” Or “Here’s what worked for me for heartburn during pregnancy.” Or “Everything is going to be o.k. Put the book about babies in the bathroom if you want your partner to read it.” (Yes, actual advice!)
We are social beings and even being out around other people, even if you don’t feel like talking to them, actually boosts your dopamine levels in your brain, which is the feel good chemical we all need. Add to that tidbit that exercise also helps boost dopamine levels. So prenatal yoga gives you a double hit of feel-good-ness. Awesome, right?
If I haven’t convinced you yet, then just check out the list of the Benefits of Prenatal Yoga. I’ll see you in Class!
My due date is before the session ends. Should I sign up?
I’ve had women join the class at 39 weeks – seriously! They could only do a class or two but wanted the benefit that even a couple of classes of Prenatal Yoga would give them. Sessions are prorated for due dates. If you want to attend and you’re due four weeks into a session, then you only pay for two weeks and your 39th and 40th week is always free :). Please give me a call or drop me an email prior to registering to figure out the cost for you.