Prenatal Yoga Classes in New Jersey

Why practice when you are pregnant?

Strengthen your abdominals for delivery

Relieve stress and increase calm

Practice breathing with pranayama

Maintain your practice & peace of mind

Flow into motherhood with prenatal yoga!

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Prenatal Yoga FAQs

Is prenatal yoga safe for the baby?

Yes, yoga & meditation are safe, it’s a great way to connect with your baby and address the common physical symptoms associated with pregnancy. Prenatal Yoga has been proven through research to lower stress levels and even lower your chance of having complications throughout your pregnancy and birth.

How far into my pregnancy can I practice?

Anytime, as long as your doctor’s cleared you and you’re not having any complications. *Please always inform every teacher that you’re pregnant so they can give you modifications.
Think of the added pressure on your neck, shoulders, back and hips – Yoga is going to help build the strength you need to carry the extra weight and will relieve the tension in your muscles.

Do we have to lay on our stomachs?

It is advised that you do not lay on your stomach while pregnant and we do not have any poses on the stomach in the prenatal class. After the first trimester, there also won’t be any poses on your back, as it can reduce blood flow to the uterus. There are many props to use such as bolsters, blankets and blocks to assist in making the class comfortable and safe for both you and baby.

How will yoga help me with child birth?

Absolutely! There are oga postures that open the hips and pelvis and help the baby move into ideal positioning. The practices of asana, meditation and pranayama will help to relax and calm the mind. These practices are not only helping build your strength, but the stamina that will be needed during childbirth.

What is pranayama?

“Prana” refers to the universal life force and “ayama” means to lengthen or regulate. Pranayama is the control of prana through the breath. These breathing exercises remove toxins and stagnant energy from the body and mind. They have the ability to reduce stress, increase energy, improve mental clarity, and enhance our physical health.

Pranayama moves our vital life force throughout the body through tiny tubelike channels known as the nadi’s. When these nadi’s or energetic pathways are obstructed it has a direct affect on our state of mind. When “prana” our vital life force can flow freely the mind is calm, positive, and clear.

When the flow of prana is weak or broken we experience tension, conflict, and other negative emotions such as fear and worry. Pranayama brings harmony and balance between our body, mind, and spirit, leaving us physically, mentally, and emotionally stronger.

Is yoga religious?

No yoga is not a religion. Yoga is the science of the Self, a healing art, and a spiritual practice. Yoga unites the body, mind, and spirit through movement, breath work, meditation, and relaxation.

This ancient practice increases our awareness and unearths our interconnectedness with nature, our higher self, and the oneness in all beings. The meaning and experience of “spirit” is unique to each individual as Yoga strengthens our relationship to our own personal version of God or higher state of consciousness.