Prenatal Yoga includes adaptation of Yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to help ease the discomforts of pregnancy and prepare the body for childbirth. Women who already regularly practiced Yoga before their pregnancy should also switch to prenatal Yoga in order to learn adaptations and postures that are safe for them and the baby.
One of the key benefits of Prenatal Yoga is to learn how to breathe deeply (ujjayi) and relax, what becomes very handy when facing labour and childbirth. In addition, according to a report in the April 2009 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter, rigorous studies have found scientific proof that yoga helps the body deal with stress by slowing heart and breathing rates and lowering blood pressure.
Prenatal Yoga Zurich
Origin: Prenatal Yoga is not a tradition of Yoga in itself but is based on the fundaments of Yoga and uses a selection of postures with or without adaptations, breathing and relaxation techniques safe to be practiced in the different trimesters of the pregnancy.
Classes: Prenatal classes are open to women in any stages of their pregnancy. Adaptations will be suggested by the teachers depending of the pregnancy stage and felt discomforts.
Video: Watch a video of an ATAÏA teacher demonstrating Sun Salutations with adaptation for Prenatal Yoga.
ATAIA Yoga: ATAIA Yoga offers Prenatal Yoga classes suitable for any level of Yoga experience which can be joined at any point in the pregnancy as long as your medical doctor does not recommend otherwise. Prenatal Yoga classes are good classes for pregnant women who want to engage in exercise releasing tension and other discomforts of pregnancy and yet safe for the baby. If you want to join a prenatal class, please contact us beforehand under firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone under 043 243 06 05.