Moms & Daughters Build Bonds THROUGH Yoga!
“Okay, ladies, let’s begin our Sun Salutation today, and later in the class, we’ll take the yoga roller-coaster ride again.” Squeals of excitement and brilliant smiles fill the studio.
In Sanskrit, yoga means “to yoke” or “to unite” as in the mind, body and spirit. Substantial research has been conducted on the therapeutic benefits of yoga, which includes postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and meditation. The healing discipline of yoga helps yogis become more aware of their posture, body alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and relaxes the mind, improving one’s ability to cope with stress and improve physical and mental performance.
Yoga is for everyone—men, women, and children of all ages. If you want to be physically fit, energetic, happy and peaceful, yoga is for you.
Prenatal Yoga – Begin the Bond with Your Baby! The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something new. -Rajneesh
Prenatal yoga offers an expectant mother a chance to connect with other pregnant women and is a healthy physical and emotional outlet for the personal experiences and changes that occur during pregnancy. The physical and emotional benefits of yoga can ultimately prepare a woman for birth on a holistic level.
Yoga increases overall strength, flexibility, and well-being, and significantly reduces lower back pain, sciatica, and joint swelling. Many digestive discomforts typically experienced during pregnancy may be reduced through yoga.
Some poses can help an expectant mother sleep and feel more comfortable all day. When expectant mothers learn the process of letting go and “surrendering to the moment,” they will be prepared to go into labor with an open mind, calm and ready to breathe.
Strong breathing techniques help women get through the most difficult parts of labor and delivery, leading to one of the most valuable gifts a mother-to-be can give herself and her growing baby—the time to connect and bond with each other. If you are preparing to be a mother, take a chance to honor and relish each exquisite moment of your pregnancy by relaxing in deep stretching and relaxation poses to allow you and your baby to be happier and healthier. Be fit through yoga.