Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga
We are pleased to offer comprehensive self-care for people that are experiencing pregnancy and new parents in the form of our celebrated Prenatal and Postpartum programs here at The Blossom Space Yoga with Jules Sung and Julija Kestner. Jules and Julija are compassionate supporters of women and those especially going through this special time in their lives. If you are looking for strength, community and self-care, we are here for you. Our prenatal classes are solely for students that are experiencing pregnancy, as a means of deep support, community, and skilled guidance.
Pregnancy is a unique and precious time where you have the opportunity to honor and nourish yourself as a woman on every level of your being.
“Make you a blooming lotus”
Are you planning to have a baby? Yoga helps to prepare body and mind for the coming baby. For fertility, it has benefits when both man and woman prepare themselves mentally and physically. It is suggested that you follow a natural lifestyle, eat a balanced and healthy diet, avoid intoxicants, sleep regularly, and do exercises and detoxifications. Yoga practice will help you to feel better and enjoy the great project you want to start.
The practice of the asanas gives the future mom strength and flexibility; pranayama provides vitality enough for two. Meditation will bring the serenity to cope with pregnancy and motherhood. For the physical body, yoga increases vitality, tones the pelvic organs, regulates the hormonal system, prevents miscarriage and detoxifies. In addition, yoga stabilizes the individual’s emotional state since yoga helps you to overcome barriers and anxiety before conception, it prepares you emotionally and spiritually for conceiving, it increases the pranic level, and releases energy blockages.
“Connect with your baby through your body”
Pregnancy is a period of creative awareness and optimism. During this period, the mother has an increased need for balance and harmony. All emotions and experiences will directly affect the baby so it is vital for the becoming parents to live with positive attitudes and experiences. Yoga gives you the possibility to be a happy mother, living a happy pregnancy and consequently having a happy baby.
Yoga has innumerable benefits for a pregnant woman, such as an increased flexibility, a strong back without any pain, strong pelvic floor muscles, and an improved posture and balance. As a direct preparation for labor, prenatal yoga provides pain management, relaxation, and breathing techniques and helps to overcome morning sickness. Practicing yoga results in improved blood circulation, which prevents leg cramps and varicose veins and promotes a natural and healthy birth.
“Care of yourself to care of your baby”
After birth, you are busy day and night with the joy of having your baby in your arms. This is a period of many changes for your physical body. The hormonal system is changing back. This can be accompanied by fluctuating emotions. Additionally, the uterus moves back into the pre-pregnancy position. During this period, yoga helps you to recover, balances and calms the emotions, and provides the energy necessary for your role as a mother. Gentle stretching tones the abdominal muscles, improves posture, releases tension from breastfeeding, and helps to prevent postnatal depression.
Your pre / postnatal yoga session may include
- Asana (yoga postures)
- Pranayama (breathing techniques)
- Relaxation and visualizations
- Cleansing techniques
- Chanting mantra
- Yoga Nidra
… always caring for your comfort.
Do not worry if you have never practiced yoga before, anytime is the perfect time to start.
Questions? Please contact us for more information.