Yoga can be helpful during pregnancy, as long as you take certain precautions. Yoga can help mums-to-be:
• Improve sleep.
• Reduce stress and anxiety.
• Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth.
• Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, headaches and shortness of breath.
We encourage you to attend dedicated prenatal yoga classes at one of the yoga studios listed at the end of this guide. Please talk to your regular yoga teacher if you wish to continue your yoga practice at Centenary Yoga during your first and second trimesters. During your third trimester your yoga practice should be supervised by a qualified prenatal yoga teacher. Download our guidelines for prenatal yoga here: Prenatal_Yoga