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Prenatal Yoga Helps You Relax While You Are Expecting

Despite misinformation indicating otherwise, exercise remains an essential part of any healthy pregnancy of an active woman. But as your baby continues to grow, you may notice your traditional Zumba or Spin routine becoming more and more inaccessible. Your body is still plenty capable of regular exercise, but some positions just aren't going to be comfortable enough to remain a part of your usual class lineup. It's time to mix things up a bit, while still ensuring that those gym visits remain as enjoyable as ever.

One of the easiest ways to accomplish such a seemingly impossible endeavor? Set aside a little time for prenatal yoga at Yoga By Robin. In addition to the traditional benefits of yoga, these prenatal stretch sequences allow some release from the usual discomforts associated with pregnancy.

If you're new to the prenatal variation on classic yoga, you might be a little worried about attending your very first session. But you'll quickly find that there is really no reason to feel stressed out. At Yoga By Robin in Marlton, we will make you feel comfortable every step of the way and ensure that you and your baby are safe and serene. This type of exercise is relaxing, yet, you'll be surprised just how motivated you are to push yourself. It helps to arrive at one of our classes knowing the basics surrounding expected yoga benefits and outcomes, as well as the standard exercise routine. Here are some of the things you can expect from this classic yoga offering at Yoga By Robin in Marlton:

Stretching

Pregnant women often experience increased stiffness in the neck, back and legs. This annoying sensation can be minimized with the inclusion of the occasional stretch break in your daily routine. As a prenatal yogi, you'll learn a vast stretch routine that allows you to comfortably expand your overall range of motion. One of the certified instructors at Yoga By Robin will help you find some stretches that increase your mobility and decrease any current discomfort you may feel -- particularly in your back.

Breathing

If you're like the typical pregnant woman, your baby bump discomfort is compounded by stressors related to work and family. All this stress can have a negative impact on your child's prenatal development. In order to clear away the mental chatter, your %Serenity Yoga% instructor will guide you through a series of breathing exercises. You'll be asked to engage in deep breathing, utilizing the diaphragm. It's amazing how quickly this exercise reduces your stress load!

Whether you're a lifelong yogi or completely new to this exciting form of exercise, you stand to benefit from attending a yoga class aimed specifically at pregnant women. As long as your physician believes that physical activity is safe for you, this local yoga class can do worlds of good for your mental and physical state. Give it a try and experience the immediate skyrocketing of your overall health and well being!
 

Pre-Natal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga classes focus on body alignment, breathing techniques, postures and relaxation techniques.

This class is designed to quiet the mind while preparing for labor and birth. The physical benefits of prenatal yoga:

  • Relieves lower back pain and sciatica
  • Teaches proper body alignment
  • Increases overall strength, flexibility and well-being
  • Participating in a group class offers community support to help guide a student through the process of giving birth

This gentle class uses props to help modify the poses for comfort and ease.

  • July 6th at 7-8 in evening class per week
  • Designed for First, Second and Third Trimester Expectant Mothers
  • Location: Yoga by Robin, 25 East Main Street, Marlton
  • Contact: Robin at 609-440-0824 for more information:
  • Price: $104 for 8 classes or $14 for single classes