~ Pregnancy Yoga Monday evenings 7.30pm-8.45pm in the Studio £10.00 Pregnancy brings about a profound shift in a women’s mind, body and spiritual energy, as the unique and personal life changing journey unfolds. Within my pregnancy Yoga class, you will receive vital pre-natal body care and practice wonderful, safe and gentle yoga postures, feeling additionally nurtured with an ancient Indian head massage during relaxation. I focus on flowing, gentle yoga postures (asanas) that aim to stretch out and create more space in the body, as well as promoting the pelvic floor muscles to become strong, supple and flexible for birthing. I work with gravity, sound vibration and breathing techniques to ease your body and your baby in to a lighter and less painful birth experience. Later in the flow a “practice contractions” section of the class aims to guide and teach you how to use your body and mind effectively during labour contractions and the 2nd stage of birth, as you learn optimal birthing positions, rebozo and sifting techniques and be guided with visualization skills that many women have reported have all got them through the hardest part of labour. Finally a deep relaxation and visualization journey in savasana will fully relax the body and mind.   These techniques will support the mind and body through pregnancy, childbirth, as well as promoting a healthy recovery after birthing. My classes are infused with information on pregnancy and the growing baby in Utero, with helpful leaflets on how to relax and prepare your mind and body for birthing in the most natural way possible by using these ancient techniques that have supported so many women for thousands of years.   Yoga provides many benefits during pregnancy and can help:  ~ Alleviate heartburn, tiredness and backache  ~Boost circulation and help with fluid retention  ~ Aid restful sleep  ~Strengthen your muscles and supple the hips and pelvis to support your growing baby By using these yoga techniques during labour it can help:  ~Reduce medical intervention  ~induce natural pain relieving hormones such as oxytocin and endorphins  ~Naturally relieve the intensity of contractions and labour  ~ Adapt to various different positions when in labour  ~Feel more in control and trust your body, listen to your instincts to know what to do Bearing another soul into this world is a deeply spiritual experience; Yoga helps you to connect with your own soul and to your unborn baby, developing their health and well-being from the very start of life. N.B Practice may only commence after the first trimester of pregnancy (12 weeks). Why not try Haley’s Mother to be massages for that extra nurturing and relaxation that will relieve aches, pains and swelling. Maternity Magic £40 for 1 hour A massage treatment especially adapted for women during pregnancy. This massage is available for all stages of pregnancy to help alleviate aches and pains, improve posture and reduce stress. Be massaged in a position which is comfortable for you and your bump to allow you the maximum benefit from your treatment. With a specifically blended pregnancy massage oil to aid relaxation. Pregnancy Pamper £25 for ¾ hour An indulgent treatment for mums to be with a holistic facial to leave your skin refreshed and revived. Choose from a selection of beautiful Organic Neal’s Yard Remedies face masks to help skin feel nourished, renewed and radiant. This treatment includes a soothing and relaxing leg massage to relieve aches, pains and swelling.
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