EMBRACING THE TRANSFORMATION
Pregnancy is a magical time with a great potential for personal growth. While profound changes are happening in the body, more subtle levels of our being are opening up, offering a chance for a deeper understanding of the Self.
Opening up to the change
It is a time of new beginnings and connection to our child, but also a time when deep emotions, old memories, insecurities and fears can emerge to be confronted and finally released. It offers an opportunity for self-development and letting go of what does not serve us any more in order to open up free space for a new beginning. Yoga practice can serve as a safe space to be with our emotions, to release them and to accept ourselves. Regular practice helps to ground ourselves in our bodies, connect with the joy of bringing a new life to the world and withstand the current of fast changes with a calm and relaxed mind. It helps to develop a sensitivity to the needs of the body and facilitates the process of giving birth. It also prepares us for the postpartum and helps to develop tools to support the healing process.
About the class
In this 90-minute session we will establish a deeper connection with the awakening consciousness inside us in meditation. Gentle movements based in a slow vinyāsa practice will help to release any tensions and strengthen areas that need to support our changing body. Specific breathing techniques will help to balance the energy and develop concentration leading to relaxation of the mind. Safe modifications of āsana will be explained together with tips how to use yoga practices to stay balanced and grounded every day through your pregnancy, labor and postpartum.
“Yoga does not transform the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”
— B.K.S. Iyengar