Pregnancy is a time of change and celebration, as well as anticipation and anxiety. Yoga brings great awareness to what is going on within you and it gives you energy, restoring what you are putting into baby while also preparing you for birth.
Breath is the key. You will learn a technique that you can use anytime and will be especially helpful during labor. The breath is combined with postures (asanas) that safely strengthen your arms and legs and stretch the torso and spine to create space for growing baby. You may be familiar with Kegal exercises and in yoga terms this is called mula bandha (root lock). By practicing pelvic floor exercises you get a good start for both labor and after baby is born. Calmness comes from correct breathing and being in a supportive environment where you can focus on baby and you.
These are drop-in classes, so no need to pre-register. We recommend starting after your thirteenth week. Ask your health care provider if yoga is appropriate for you. Our teachers are Cathy Louise
, a mom of three including twins, and Kelly
, who has two children. Read about us in Honolulu Magazine
and check out Cathy's Baby Blog