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Pregnancy Yoga classes are suitable from 13 weeks of your pregnancy. MuMu Pregnancy Yoga is designed to take you throughout your entire pregnancy until or even beyond your due date, given you’re comfortable enough, no matter if you have never practiced yoga before or you are an advanced practitioner.
Pregnancy is a very special, magical and intuitive time in a woman’s life celebrating the new life growing inside her. Yoga makes you feel more energised, stronger, more relaxed and more comfortable in your own body. Regular practice tones and strengthens your pregnant body. It allows you to connect with your baby and your own inner wisdom on a deeper level. Yoga and Pregnancy have such a natural affinity, were yoga helps and guides you to have a deeper experience of your pregnancy and your pregnancy will also enhance and deepen your relationship to Yoga.
After the birth of my second child I started training as a yoga teacher and have now been teaching pregnant mums for over 18 years. I feel blessed to see whole families grow and witness my beautiful Yoginis go through various stages of their womanhood and be part of their first, second and even third pregnancies.
I have been attending Mumu Pregnancy Yoga with Muriel during both my pregnancies and cannot recommend it highly enough. Muriel’s calm approach, her experience and expert knowledge created a relaxing atmosphere that helped me deal with the physical and emotional stresses of my pregnancies (I had gestational diabetes, back pain etc) and focus on the positive. I feel it helped me enormously to connect with my babies and my body and to prepare for labour and birth. Despite health professional concerns, I ended up having two completely natural births that were relatively quick, using only gas and air combined with relaxation and breathing techniques!
I can’t say enough good things about Mumu Yoga. So far I’ve enjoyed mum and baby yoga with my first son, pregnancy yoga during my second pregnancy and I’m currently attending mum and baby classes again with my 4 month old. Muriel’s classes are energising, relaxing, nurturing and enjoyable. She is always careful to check what concerns and issues we have and to adapt anything necessary. During classes and via her mailing list and Facebook she also imparts a great deal of inspiring insight into how our bodies and minds work and interact. I would (and regularly do) recommend MuMu Yoga to anyone interested in starting to practice yoga.
This most precious time in a woman’s life brings tremendous change, both physically and emotionally. Pre-natal yoga aims to empower and prepare mums-to-be to feel calm, strong and in control, mentally and physically. Yoga helps keeping the body toned and supple without strain whilst preparing for baby’s birth and motherhood. Common discomforts that occur during pregnancy can be alleviated. Lower back pain, pelvic pain, heartburn, indigestion, swollen joints, breathlessness, tiredness and sleep disturbances are just a few of those discomforts that can occur. Yoga provides women with much needed rest and increases energy and vitality. It enhances overall well-being and allows for time to connect with their baby and their own inner wisdom.
If you have any questions or concerns whether this class is right for you, please contact me. Payment is required before the start of the course to guarantee your place. Details of where to send payment to will be send to you once you have booked.
Benefits of yoga during pregnancy
- strengthen and toning the pelvic floor muscles and deep core
- alleviate some of the common discomforts of pregnancy
- stretch, tone, strengthen and relax
- improve concentration
- adjust to physical and emotional changes
- make space for your growing baby and bond with her/him
- helps with optimal fetal positioning
- improve energy levels and enhance well-being
- meet other pregnant mums
- prepare mentally and physically for labour and the birth of your baby
- learn how to use your breath for relaxation and labour
Midwife Louise Nunn says:
I encourage all pregnant women to attend yoga classes. Yoga benefits pregnant women in many ways. It is a great way to relieve stress and cope with the emotional, hormonal and bodily changes a pregnant woman experiences. Yoga improves posture, which helps a pregnant woman avoid backaches and fatigue. It strengthens abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor, making carrying the weight of a developing baby easier. Many women say that regular yoga practice during pregnancy eases delivery and reduces the need for drugs during delivery. Importantly, many of the breathing techniques that I teach for coping with the pain and stress of childbirth are similar to those taught in yoga. Pregnant mums who do yoga exercises seem healthier, both in mind and body. Their bodies are more flexible, which enables them to adapt to various positions when in labour. The ligaments are more elastic, which in turn can help to reduce labour pain. In addition, women who practice yoga during pregnancy can find it easier to recover and regain their fitness after delivery.
Many of our clients have attended Muriel’s Pregnancy Yoga classes and have found them to be extremely beneficial as well as really enjoying them.